Puthiya Tamilagam

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Puthiya Thamilagam
Leader K. Krishnasamy
Founded 1996
Headquarters Chennai
Ideology Ambedkarist
Alliance All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam front
Seats in the Legislative Assembly
2 / 234
Party flag
Puthiya Tamizham Flag
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Puthiya Tamilakam (Tamil: புதிய தமிழகம் ) is a people's movement and political party mainly based in Southern Tamil Nadu.[1]


It advocates for the rights and welfare of Scheduled Castes, particularly Devendra Kula Vellalar. Its founder-President is Dr.Krishnaswamy.[2] The analogical studies based on the number of vote it secured from the polls of 1999 and again in 2009 clearly indicates that the party sustains its support base without any change in Rajapalayam, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli and Trichy.

Political timeline[edit]

1999 Lok Sabha elections[edit]

In the 1999 general election, major parties faced a stiff competition from Puthiya Tamizhagam (PT) candidates in Tenkasi (K. Krishnasamy) and Tirunelveli (P.V. Bhakthavathchalam). While Dr. Krishnasamy secured 1,86,220 votes in Tenkasi, Mr. Bhakthavathchalam polled 1,12,941 votes in Tirunelveli.[3]

2009 Lok Sabha elections[edit]

The best performance from PT came in 2009 Lok Sabha elections when its leader Krishnaswamy secured 1,16,685 votes in Tenkasi, the while the victory margin was 35,324 votes and he was not part of any major alliance.

2011 Assembly elections[edit]

During 2009 Lok Sabha Puthiya Tamilazham party had chosen not to form an alliance with any other parties.In 2011 Puthiya Tamilazham party has announced its interests in joining hands with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party.In 2011 elections,the party won 2seats(Ottapidaram and Nilakkottai). Dr K. Krishnasamy secured 71,330 votes in Ottapidaram constituency and A.Ramaswamy secured 75,124 votes in Nilakkottai constituency. [4]