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Paattali Makkal Katchi
பாட்டாளி மக்கள் கட்சி
Leader G. K. Mani
Founded 1989
Headquarters Chennai
Ideology Social democracy,
Populism
ECI Status State Party[1]
Alliance National Democratic Alliance (1998-2004, 2014-Present)
United Progressive Alliance (2004-2009, 2011-13)
United National Progressive Alliance (2009-2010)
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Election symbol
Election symbol of PMK
Politics of India
Political parties
Elections


Paattali Makkal Katchi (abbreviated as PMK) is a political party active in Tamil Nadu, India.

History[edit]

PMK was founded by S. Ramadoss and Dr. Amukurajah Das who had earlier worked with the Vanniyar Sangham founded by them in 1980. PMK is based amongst the Vanniyar community. PMK has advocated the bifurcation of the state of Tamil Nadu, a proposal that was seen as a casteist line as PMK is stronger in the northern half of the TN State. Frustrated by casteist politics of top PMK leadership, Dr. Amukurajah Das quit the party in 2006. Dr. Amukurajah Das is currently working with a US-based MNC Mindspeed Technologies as Chairman - Emeritus.

Ahead of the 2004 election PMK joined the broad Tamil political front Democratic Progressive Alliance where also Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Indian Union Muslim League were members. PMK was able to obtain a significant share of power both in the regional government in Tamil Nadu and the central government, primarily due to coalition pressures and arm twisting tactics.

Following the 2004 general election elections, PMK joined United Progressive Alliance led by Congress. In June 2008, Climaxing months of bitter relationship between DMK and PMK, the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu severed its ties with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), an outside supporter of the Karunanidhi government.[2] However, the DMK did not press for the party's removal from the UPA government at the Centre.

On 26 March 2009, PMK declared that it would join the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led front and left the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

PMK contested 2014 Lok Sabha election in an alliance with BJP led NDA[3] and its candidate Anbumani Ramadoss won from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013". India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ THE HINDU, THE HINDU (2008-06-18). "DMK snaps ties with PMK". THE HINDU (THE HINDU). Retrieved 2011-06-10. "Alliance breaks" 
  3. ^ DMDK Joined NDA
  4. ^ Thirunavukarasu, S. (June 4, 2014). "DMDK, PMK set to lose their party symbol". Deccan Chronicles. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 

External links[edit]


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The Hindu
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:45 -0700

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:15 -0700

They were led by M.R.K. Panneerselvam of the DMK, M. Sekar of the CPI, Thamarai Selvan of the VCK, and R. Govindasamy of the Pattali Makkal Katchi. Representatives of the Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi also participated. However, the police placed ...

Livemint

Livemint
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:56:15 -0700

... because he was involved in making the strategy. In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP also struck an alliance with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK ...

Times of India

Times of India
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:01:45 -0700

CHENNAI: Pattali Makkal Katchi ( PMK) leader S Ramadoss on Monday accused the Tamil Nadu government of distributing notebooks, which have pictures of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, to school children. He said government websites and offices ...

Business Standard

Business Standard
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:42:40 -0700

With Nokia deciding to suspend operations at its plant at Sriperumbudur near Chennai from November 1, trade unions as well as political parties have asked the government to take over the factory to protect the livelihood of thousands of workers. While ...
 
Colombo Page
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:36:02 -0700

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:03:04 -0700

Uneasy calm prevailed at Sirkazhi after two persons, including a Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) party functionary, were attacked in a group clash on Monday night. The PMK secretary of Sirkazhi (west), Ravichandran (43), and Attan alias Vignesh (29) of ...
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