Tamil Maanila Congress

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Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar)
தமிழ் மாநில காங்கிரஸ் (மூப்பனார்)
Leader G K Vasan
Founder G K Moopanar
Politics of India
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Elections

The Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC(M)) was a political party in Tamil Nadu. It was launched by G K Moopanar in 1996 by breaking away from the Indian National Congress protesting the decision of the party high command to form an alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). After the death of Moopanar in 2001, his son G K Vasan became the party president.[1] In 2002, TMC was merged with the Indian National Congress.[2][1] Again on 28th Nov 2014 G K Vasan revived Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC(M)) after breaking away from Indian National Congress on 3rd Nov 2014 protesting the party's Working Committee was acting against the interests of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee and Indian National Congress not having strong stands on Tamil Nadu issues.[3]

Election history[edit]

Year General Election Votes Polled Seats Won
1996 11th Tamil Nadu Assembly 2,526,474 39
1996 11th Lok Sabha 7,339,982 20
1998 12th Lok Sabha 5,169,183 3
1999 13th Lok Sabha 2,946,899 0
2001 12th Tamil Nadu Assembly 1,885,726 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Posters seek revival of TMC". Times of India. Mar 29, 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ T.S. Subramanian (2001-09-15). "Crusading Congressman". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Former Union Minister GK Vasan Revives Old Party Tamil Maanila Congress in Tamil Nadu".