L. Ganesan (எல். கணேசன்) (born 24 April 1934) is an Indian politician. He is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.[1] He represents the Tiruchirappalli constituency of Tamil Nadu and is a member of DMK. He is called "Mozhipor Thalapathi".

L. Ganesan
Former Member of Parliament
Personal details
Born (1934-04-24) 24 April 1934 (age 87)
Kannanthangudi, Orathanadu Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
ResidenceBalaji Nagar, Medical College Road, Thanjavur
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]

He is the only Politician in Tamil Nadu Politics since independence represented in Lok Sabha (M.P.), Rajya Sabha (M.P.), Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) and Tamil Nadu Legislative Council ( M.L.C.)

Early lifeEdit

He is from Kallar Community of Mukulaththor.

He graduated with a law degree from M.A M.L in Thiruchi Law College.

In his village Kannadangudi every family had one working government employee since 1930.

His wife was elected Village President, Kannadangudi Panchyat in 2011.


He joined DMK in law school. He was also imprisoned under the MISA act. He was the chief of the Anti-Hindi Agitation in 1965.

In December 2006, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko "temporarily" relieved the party's presidium chairman L. Ganesan and deputy general secretary Gingee N. Ramachandran of all posts and responsibilities for indulging in "anti-party activities".

In July 2008, he was expelled from the MDMK after voting against the UPA government.[2]

After his service for Chief Minister Karunanidhi, he broke ranks with Kalaignar and other DMK leaders, and along with Vaiko, Gengee Ramachandran, N. Kannappan and Nanjil Sampath, formed MDMK.


  1. ^ "L. Ganesan explains BJP's poll strategy". The Hindu. 26 June 2008. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  2. ^ MDMK leadership expels Ganesan, Gingee Ramachandran

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