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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

The Hindu
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:03:22 -0700

Terming the uniform system of school education in Tamil Nadu farcical, PMK founder S. Ramadoss has demanded that more CBSE system schools be opened in the State. Priority. He made this surprising remark at a meeting of the party's Kancheepuram (West ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:21 -0700

VELLORE: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) president G K Mani has said that his party would oppose any move by Forest officials to evict villagers living in Poosarivalasu and neighbouring villages in Vellore for more than three generations. Mani was ...
 
Livemint
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:13:40 -0700

Chennai: Lauding Kerala for its drive against liquor, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu government to take a cue and go in for phased or complete prohibition in the state. Party founder S. Ramadoss, citing Kerala government ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:33:49 -0700

The Pattali Makkal Katchi will decide on alliance for the 2016 Assembly polls at that time, G.K. Mani, party president, told reporters here on Wednesday. “There is plenty of time for the elections. We will decide about alliance that time,” he said. Mr ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

The equation among the NDA constituents in Tamil Nadu has taken a drastic turn. Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss' remark on Tuesday that his party would lead an alliance in the 2016 Assembly polls has put a question mark over the very survival ...
 
Oman Tribune
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:31 -0700

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss has stated that his party's general council would decide on the question of continuing in the alliance for the 2016 state assembly poll. The PMK is at odds with the Bharatiya Janata Party, which heads the ...
 
The Hindu
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:44:10 -0700

The government should abide by the ruling of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, ordering closure of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor shops in residential localities, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder-leader S. Ramadoss ...
 
The New Indian Express
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Meanwhile, BJP allies Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam and Pattali Makkal Katchi also extended their greetings to Sounderrajan on her appointment as BJP Tamil Nadu unit President. DMDK Chief Vijaykant, in a statement, congratulated Sounderrajan for ...
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