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Pattali Makkal Katchi
Leader G. K. Mani
Founded 1989
Headquarters Thailapuram, Tindivanam
Ideology Social Democratic/Populist
Casteist
Alliance National Democratic Alliance (1998-2004)
United Progressive Alliance (2004-2009)
Third Front (2009-present)
Politics of India
Political parties
Elections

Pattali Makkal Katchi (பாட்டாளி மக்கள் கட்சி, abbreviated PMK) is a Tamil political party.

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History

PMK was founded by Dr. S. Ramdossu and the state president is G. K. Mani. Ramdoss had earlier worked with the Vanniyar Sangham (Vanniyar Union) founded by him in 1980. PMK is based amongst the Vanniar caste, an Other Backward Classes community. PMK has advocated the bifurcation of the state of Tamil Nadu, a proposal that was seen as a casteist line. PMK was mainly based in the northern half of the state.

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 are members.

After the formation of PMK, and under the leadership of Ramadoss, PMK was able to obtain a significant share of power both in the regional government in Tamilnadu and the central government, primarily due to coalition pressures. Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, the son of S. Ramadoss, is currently the member of Rajya Sabha in the government of India. Following the 2004 general election Lok Sabha elections, PMK joined United Progressive Alliance party.

In June 2008, the PMK opted out of the DMK-led Tamil Nadu government.

On 26 March 26 2009 PMK declared that it would join the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led front and left theUnited Progressive Alliance (UPA). Following this alliance the two ministers in union cabinet Mr. A. Ramadoss and R. Velu resigned from the UPA government. On 28 March 2009 they submitted the resignation to prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Mr.AK. Moorthy the first candidate of PMK also a minister of state for railways in the Government of India and also the State President: Labour Union.

pmk developed in cuddalore dt sethiyathoppu by elangovan arulmozhi and thiren

MPs:

  • A.K. Moorthy
  • R. Velu
  • Senthil
  • Anbumani Ramdoss

Election results

Historical election results for Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry:[1]

Tamil Nadu

Year General Election Votes Polled Seats Won
1989 9th Lok Sabha 1,536,350 0
1991 10th Assembly 1,452,982 1
1991 10th Lok Sabha 1,269,690 0
1996 11th Assembly 1,042,333 4
1996 11th Lok Sabha 552,118 0
1998 12th Lok Sabha 1,548,976 4
1999 13th Lok Sabha 2,236,821 5
2001 12th Assembly 1,557,500 20
2004 14th Lok Sabha 1,927,367 6
2006 13th Assembly 1,863,749 18
2009 15th Lok Sabha 1,785,442 0

Pondicherry

Year General Election Votes Polled Seats Won
1989 9th Lok Sabha 25,021 0
1991 8th Assembly 11,402 0
1991 10th Lok Sabha 13,375 0
1996 9th Assembly 11,544 1
1996 11th Lok Sabha 19,792 0
1999 13th Lok Sabha 140,920 0
2001 10th Assembly 36,788 0
2004 14th Lok Sabha 241,653 1
2006 11th Assembly 23,426 2
2009 15th Lok Sabha 208,619 0

References

  1. ^ Election Results Election Commission of India, Retrieved on April 15, 2008

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