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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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Frontline
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Supporters in Tamil Nadu, including the three regional political parties which have traditionally supported the LTTE—the Vaiko-led Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the Other Backward Class- Vanniyar-dominated Pattali Makkal Katchi and the ...
 
Frontline
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

This angered the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which has a sizable presence in the Cuddalore region. In a statement on October 16, PMK founder Dr S. Ramadoss attacked the NLC management's stand that contractors were “free to bring workers from outside ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:33:32 -0700

Mr. Vaiko tasted success when he allied with the A.B. Vajpayee-led BJP, the AIADMK and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) in the 1998 Lok Sabha elections. When the AIADMK's decision to leave the BJP government led to its fall in 1999, Mr. Vaiko remained ...

Deccan Chronicle

The New Indian Express
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:34:13 -0700

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:54:57 -0700

Seeking to turn the strident anti-AIADMK stand of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) in his party's favour, DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin has hinted at a broad ...
 
Oman Tribune
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:56:15 -0700

Pattali Makkal Katchi MP and former federal minister Anbumani Ramadoss is the only leader from among allies in TN who is invited to attend the event. Pooja Umashankar to enter into wedlock. Actress Pooja Umashankar, who has acted in several Tamil films ...

The Hindu

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

They include the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2006; the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in 2007; the People's Democratic Party and the Pattali Makkal Katchi in 2009; and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the Trinamool Congress, the All India Majlis ...
 
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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 ...
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