T. M. Selvaganapathy

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Selvaganapathy, (second from right)

T. M. Selvaganapathy is an Indian politician. He was a member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, elected from Tiruchengode constituency in 1991. He was also minister of Local Administration in Jayalalitha Government between 1991 and 1996. Originally a member of Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party, he joined Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in August 2008.[1] He was convicted by a trial court in Colour TV scam on 30 May 2000 and was later acquitted by the High court on 4 December 2001.[2][3]

In June 2010, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha. In 2014, he was convicted by a court for a financial scam, resulting in his disqualification. He became the first Tamil Nadu politician to be disqualified from the parliament for corruption.[4]


  1. ^ "Selvaganapathy joins DMK". The Hindu. 29 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Colour TV scam: High Court upholds acquittal of Jayalalithaa". Press Trust of India. Chennai: The Hindu. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Madras HC upholds acquittal of Jayalalitha in TV scam". Zee News. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "First Tamil Nadu politician to be disqualified as MP after conviction". NDTV. 2014-04-17.