Senthil Balaji Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Achievement, Allegation, Arrest, Health Issue, Net Worth 2023, And More

Senthil Balaji is an Indian politician who works like the Minister of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise in the state of Tamil Nadu. V Senthil Balaji is an MLA of the Aravakurichi constituency from the DMK party.



Height-5feet 8 inch

Weight-65 kg

Born-21 October 1975

Full name-V Senthil Balaji

Birthplace- Rameswarapatti Karur, Tamil Nādu


Spouse- S. Megala Senthilbalaji

Office-Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly since 2021

Party name- Dravida Munetra Kazhagam



V Senthil Balaji was born on 21 October 1975 in Rameswarapati in Karur district. He comes from an agricultural background. His father’s name P. Veluchamy and mother’s name Rukmani


Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji’s wife S Megala, who filed a habeas corpus petition in the Madras High Court seeking the minister’s arrest in a money laundering case filed against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Senthil Balaji Wife


The couple have one daughter, but her name is not known right now.


Senthil Balaji completed his high school and higher school studies in Rameswarapatti Govt. School, Vivekananda School, Pasupathypalayam and Municipal High School, Karur. He entered politics at the age of 21 and has been active since the early 2000s.


In 1997, he began public service as a member of a local body. He was the transport minister in the Government of Tamil Nadu from 2011 to 2015.

Senthil Balaji, He was dismissed from the government in July 2015. As a member of the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, he was earlier elected to the same Karur constituency in the 2006 general elections.

He was elected MLA from Aravakurich constituency in 2016. After the death of Jayalalithaa, he played a key role in saving the government.  When the AIADMK split into factions, he supported T.T.V. Dhinakaran.

Senthil Balaji Career

On 18 September 2017, Speaker P. Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs to ask Governor  Banwarilal Purohit to replace the Chief Minister.

On 14 December 2018, he joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in the presence of party president MK Stalin.

Soon after joining the party, he was offered the post of district secretary and later was announced in the Aravakurich district by-election.


Senthil Balaji was elected MLA for the fourth time on 23 May 2019. He is a member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly

configuration He won the April 2021 elections and currently serves as the Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise.


The allegations against Balaji date from 2011 to 2015, when he served as transport minister in the previous All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government. Applicants were allegedly charged millions of rupees for promised jobs. Many applicants did not get jobs, even though they claimed to have paid bribes.

Balaji left the AIADMK after the death of former chief minister J Jayalalitha in 2016. He joined the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in December 2018.

In May, the Supreme Court allowed the ED to continue its money-laundering probe into the alleged scam, setting aside a 2022 order of the Madras High Court.


Balaji’s arrest came two weeks after the Income Tax department raided more than 40 places linked to the ministers in Tamil Nadu.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji for alleged money laundering after questioning him for hours, people familiar with the matter said, adding that he was taken to hospital after complaining of a disturbance.

On Tuesday, Stalin termed the ED raid on Balaji’s secretariat as a direct attack on federalism. “The BJP will know this soon. The silence of those who watch the cheap vindictive acts of the BJP should not be underestimated. Nothing but the calm before the storm in 2024 [national elections] that will take the BJP away.”

Senthil Balaji Arrest

His West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, condemned the BJP’s “political vendetta” against the DMK government in Tamil Nadu, saying abuses by central agencies continued, but called them impossible and desperate acts.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge described the attack as a form of harassment and intimidation by the Union government. He said that such brazen misuse of investigative agencies against political opponents was a hallmark of the Modi government, and that this tactic was failing to silence the opposition. “They will only strengthen his resolve and determination to continue the democratic struggle against the anti-people policies of the Modi government.”


Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji was hospitalized after his arrest for complaining about the riots.

The arrest came hours after Prime Minister MK Stalin attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) “backhanded tactics” against its political opponents as the ED began raids on locations linked to Balaji as part of its probe in Chennai, Karur and Erode in Tamil Nadu. On Tuesday

Balaji’s official residence in Chennai and an office at the State Secretariat were also among the targets of the raid. The ED had to seek Balaji’s custody after he produced a special court later Wednesday.

Senthil Balaji hospitalised

The Press Trust of India news agency quoted Balaji’s ministerial colleague P K. Sekar Babu as citing indications that Balaji had been tortured. It referred to a television picture and said that Balaji was restless during his hospitalization.  Babu told reporters that Balaji was admitted to the ICU. “He was unconscious and unresponsive when he called her name. He is being monitored… there is a swelling near his ear… doctors say his EKG [electrocardiogram] is varying… these are symptoms of torture.

His West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, condemned the BJP’s “political vendetta” against the DMK government in Tamil Nadu, saying abuses by central agencies continued, but called them impossible and desperate acts.

Net Worth 2023

Net Worth – ₹2.84 CRORE

ASSETS    –   ₹2.93 CRORE

Liabilities  –  ₹9.05 LAKHS

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