Ko. Si. Mani
Ko.Si. Mani was the minister for co-operation, statistics and ex-servicemen in the Tamil Nadu state of India between 2006 and 2011 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam regime. He was born at 13-September-1929 in Mekkirimangalam. He has received school education till 9th standard. He has a son named Mathialagan and daughters named Indraani,Manimegalai and Pushpa. Pushpa died on 29 June 2008.
He is one of the long standing members of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He has been elected to the legislative assembly five times and legislative council two times. He is also the first DMK MLA, to be elected in Kumbakonam, since that region has been dominated by Congress leaders, until 1989.
During Jayalalitha's rule in Tamil Nadu, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption filed charges against him on 20 May 2003 in connection with disproprtionate accumulation of wealth during his tenure as a Local Administration Minister in the previous assembly. The Directorate registered a case against Mani and his second wife under Section 13 (1) (e) read with 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 109 IPC.
He was accused along with The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary, Vaiko and the Communist Party of India leader, K. Idumbaiyan, in a case of alleged assault on R. Thamaraikani, the then AIADMK leader, during an election campaign at Siddharkadu on May 19, 1984 and later acquitted
- Mani's Children
- mani's daughter passes away
- Ko.Si. Mani profile at the Tamil Nadu government website
- 1989 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 1996 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 2001 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 2006 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- DVAC searches in Ko. Si. Mani's houses
- Tamaraikani Attack Accusation
- Tamaraikani Attack case acquittal