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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, who had earlier worked with the Vanniyar Sangham founded by him in 16 July 1989. 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. It is a dominant Vanniyar party but had other communities as well[2]

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 due to significant no of seats they obtained which helped the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-I to form the government.

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.[3] 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[4] and its candidate Anbumani Ramadoss won from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency,where he is one of two non-ADMK mp from tamil nadu the other being from its ally BJP.[5]

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. ^ Mobilisation of Backward Communities in India. 
  3. ^ THE HINDU, THE HINDU (2008-06-18). "DMK snaps ties with PMK". THE HINDU (THE HINDU). Retrieved 2011-06-10. Alliance breaks 
  4. ^ DMDK Joined NDA
  5. ^ 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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NewsHub.org
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:41:43 -0700

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) would never have alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in future, the party's MP and Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss said here on Wednesday. Dr. Anbumani told reporters here on Wednesday that the Dravidian ...

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The Hindu
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Pattali Makkal Katchi's unconditional support for the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre should be reciprocated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tamil Nadu, said its chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss here on ...
 
The Hindu
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Pattali Makkal Katchi president G.K. Mani has appealed to the people to extend support to the party in the 2016 Assembly election. Addressing media persons here on Sunday evening, he said the people had been frustrated with the way the government was ...
 
The Hindu
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Pattali Makkal Katchi's unconditional support for the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre should be reciprocated by the BJP in Tamil Nadu, said its chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss here on Thursday. Addressing reporters ...
 
The Hindu
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Condemning the Karnataka Government's proposal to construct a dam across River Cauvery in Mekedatu, Pattali Makkal Katchi staged a demonstration near the Collectorate here on Monday. Its State general secretaries, R. Arul and A. Tamilarasu, led the ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:07:49 -0700

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) would never have alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in future, the party's Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss said here on Wednesday. Dr. Anbumani told ...

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CounterCurrents.org
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:37:30 -0700

As the judge belongs to vanniyar caste apparently vanniyar political party PMK (Pattali Makkal katchi – Literally Toilers party) shored up the issue in favour of the judge, besides they tried to mollify the hotheads. The party head, Ramadoss ...

Deccan Chronicle

The Hindu
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:06:36 -0800

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) will use the social media to rally around the youth, who constitute 65 per cent of the 5.64 crore electorate in the State, said Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, the party's chief ministerial candidate for 2016. Reposing his faith ...
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