Dr L Murugan was appointed as a Union Minister of State when Prime Minister Narendra Modi overhauled and expanded his Cabinet earlier this month. But his dramatic stand up the political ladder has had no impact on his mother and father who stay in Konur village – 15 km from Namakkal city in Tamil Nadu.
His aged mom Varudammal continues to clear weeds within the fields together with different labourers whereas his father Loganatham takes out the sheep for grazing. They haven’t any plans of travelling to Delhi and are glad to work and earn their livelihood.
Along a slender road, the couple’s humble home stands out with a BJP flag fluttering on a pole on the roof.
Dr Murugan had studied within the village college and later shifted to the district’s Paramathi city for greater research earlier than transferring to Chennai to pursue a level in legislation.
“We are proud that we farm. We made him a minister through farming. We should not leave it. So I keep working,” Mr Loganatham instructed NDTV.
Their minister son is but to go to them since his elevation. The final time he got here dwelling was when he was made the state president of the BJP. His father had visited him in Chennai not too long ago.
“He left for Delhi before I could greet him for becoming a minister. I visited him and returned to look after my work. I will see him when he comes back,” Mr Loganathan added.
“I spoke to my son and daughter-in-law on the phone. They told me they are doing well. They give us money for our expenses and take good care of us. We are happy and have no problems,” Varudammal instructed NDTV.
Dr L Murugan practised as a lawyer for over 15 years. He has served because the vice-chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
He was made the state BJP chief after his predecessor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan was appointed because the Governor of Telangana.
Although Dr L Murugan misplaced the not too long ago concluded Assembly elections within the state, he was hand-picked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be a Union Minister of State within the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.