M. Alagappa Manickavelu Naicker (December 14, 1896 – July 25, 1996) or simply, M. A. Manickavelu was an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress. He served as the Minister of Revenue for the Madras state from 1953 to 1962. He also served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1962 to 1964. During 1964-70 he as the Chairman (presiding officer) of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council
Manickavelu was born to M. Alagappa Naicker on December 14, 1896. Alagappa Naicker belonged to the numerically strong Vanniyar community of North Tamil Nadu. Manickavelu graduated in arts and proceeded to qualify as a lawyer. Manickavelu entered politics early in life and became a member of the Swarajya Party faction of the Indian National Congress. In 1926, he was elected to the Madras Legislative Council.
Manickavelu served as a member of the Madras Legislative Council from 1926 to 1937. In 1951, he founded the Commonweal Party which represented Vanniyar interests in Chingleput and North Arcot districts. In 1951, he contested in the 1951 elections, the first held in independent India as a candidate of the Commonweal Party, and was elected to the assembly once again. Naicker was appointed Minister of Land Revenue and served from 1953 to 1962. When Rajagopalachari stepped down as Chief Minister and was succeeded by Kamaraj, Naicker dissolved the Commonweal Party and merged his organisation with the Indian National Congress. He served as a member of the Madras Legislative Assembly till 1962 when he was elected to the upper house of India's Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. He served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1962 to 1964.
செய்தியை அளித்த கார்த்திக் நாயகர் அவர்களுக்கு நன்றி .