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Paattali Makkal Katchi
பாட்டாளி மக்கள் கட்சி
Leader G. K. Mani
Founded 1989
Headquarters Chennai
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
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

Paattaali Makkal Katchi (Tamil: பாட்டாளி மக்கள் கட்சி; English: abbreviated in English as PMK) is a political party active in Tamil Nadu, India.


PMK was founded by Dr S Ramadoss on 16 July 1989, who has been fighting as a social reformer for the upliftment of downtrodden, backward, most backward and minority community people. PMK has been a socio-democratic party advocates proportional reservation in education and job. Ahead of the 2004 elections, PMK joined the broad Tamil political front Democratic Progressive Alliance where the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Indian Union Muslim League were also members. PMK was able to obtain a significant share of power both in the regional Government in Tamil Nadu and the Central Government due to a significant number of seats they obtained which helped the United Progressive Alliance (UPA-I) to form the Government.

Following the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, the PMK joined United Progressive Alliance led by the Congress. In June 2008, during the climaxing months of the bitter relationship between the DMK and the PMK, the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu severed its ties with the 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 in the 2014 Lok Sabha election in an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA[3] and its candidate Anbumani Ramadoss won from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency, where he is one of two non-ADMK MPs from Tamil Nadu the other being from its ally BJP.[4]


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). 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. 

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The Hindu
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:00:00 -0800

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) is placed well ahead in the race for providing an alternative to the Dravidian parties “which have been ruining the State for half a century”, according to party's chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss. Talking ...
The Hindu
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:00:00 -0800

Pattali Makkal Katchi's founder S. Ramadoss has said that the State government must not appoint candidates to fill the vacant Vice-Chancellor slots in eight universities, including Madras University, across Tamil Nadu. “There have been reports that ...
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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:07:30 -0800

Villupuram: The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) would release the first list of its candidates for the forthcoming Assembly election by the end of February, said party's chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss here on Saturday. The interview of ...
Hindu Business Line
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:03:17 -0800

The Bharatiya Janata Party is in talks with Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and other smaller players in Tamil Nadu for the Assembly elections due in mid-April this year. “We are working to win the election in ...


The Hindu
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:00:00 -0800

The State Government should appeal in Supreme Court on its GAIL order if the interests of the farmers were to be protected, said R. Mutharasan, State Secretary, Communist Party of India, here on Wednesday. In a brief meeting with the press, Mr ...

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:42:03 -0800

The six has been identified as M.Manikandan, V.Raghu, E.Senthilkumar, S.Parinathan, M.Raji, M.Sekar, according to the chargesheet filed by CB CID police. On April 25, 2013, cadres of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi in ...

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 01:55:55 -0800

Chennai: When the Pattali Makkal Katchi's (PMK) MP Anbumani Ramadoss unveiled his Obama-esque campaign for change almost six months ago – titled “Maatram, Munnetram, Anbumani” (Change, Progress, Anbumani) – the rhetoric was refreshing although it did ...

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:33:26 -0800

Increasing sale of liquor through State-run retail shops is one issue that has affected every family in Tamil Nadu, Pattali Makkal Katchi's Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss said on Wednesday. Addressing a demonstration here demanding total ...

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