Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam

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Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam
AbbreviationAMMK
LeaderV. K. Sasikala
Secretary-GeneralT. T. V. Dhinakaran
FounderT. T. V. Dhinakaran
Founded15 March 2018
(20 months ago)
 (2018-03-15)
Split fromAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
HeadquartersAdyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
NewspaperNamadhu MGR
IdeologyCentre
Political positionCentre
ColoursBlack , White and Red
ECI StatusState Party (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry)[1]
AllianceAMMK-SDPI Alliance (2019-present)
National convenerT. T. V. Dhinakaran
Seats in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
1 / 234
(currently 232 members + 1 Speaker)
Election symbol
Gift box icon.png

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) (transl. Amma People Progressive Federation) is an Indian political party in the state of Tamil Nadu and in the union territory of Puducherry. The party was founded by T. T. V. Dhinakaran on 15 March 2018 as breakaway faction of the AIADMK and V. K. Sasikala assigned the post of Leader while T. T. V. Dhinakaran assigned the post of General Secretary.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

RK Nagar by-election[edit]

In December 2017, Dinakaran contested in RK Nagar by-election and won by a huge margin of 40,707 votes.[5] He became the first independent candidate to win a bypoll in Tamil Nadu and this was the first time in 18 years that a ruling party in the state lost a by-election.[6][7]

Formation[edit]

Following the RK Nagar by-election, On 15 March 2018 at a Public meeting in Madurai, TTV Dinakaran launched the party flag and name as "Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam".[8] It was set up as a breakaway faction of the AIADMK. In February 2019, Actor Ranjith, resigned the Tamil Nadu state vice-president post in the PMK and joined AMMK to register his protest on the PMK's decision to join an alliance led by the AIADMK.[9] On 28 March, the AMMK was awarded the gift box symbol.[10]

Party flag[edit]

The flag is black on top and red below with white in the middle with image of a smiling Jayalalithaa in the middle.[11][12]

Electoral Performance[edit]

2019 Lok Sabha Election[edit]

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam is set to contest in 38 parliamentary constituencies and entered into alliance with Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).[13][14]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

No. Constituency Candidate Result
1 Thiruvallur Pon. Raja LOST
2 Chennai North P. Santhana Krishnan LOST
3 Chennai South Isakki Subbiah LOST
4 Chennai Central SDPI - Dehlan Baqavi LOST
5 Sriperumbudur Tambaram Narayanan LOST
6 Kancheepuram Munusamy LOST
7 Arakkonam Parthiban LOST
8 Vellore Pandurangan LOST
9 Krishnagiri S. Ganesakumaran LOST
10 Dharmapuri P. Palaniyappan LOST
11 Tiruvannamalai Gnanasekar LOST
12 Arani Sentamilan LOST
13 Viluppuram Ganapathi LOST
14 Kallakurichi Komuki Manian LOST
15 Salem S. K. Selvam LOST
16 Namakkal Saminathan LOST
17 Erode Senthil Kumar LOST
18 Tiruppur S. R. Selvam LOST
19 Nilgiris M. Ramasamy LOST
20 Coimbatore Appadurai LOST
21 Pollachi S. Muthukumar LOST
22 Dindigul Jothi Murgan LOST
23 Karur Thangavel LOST
24 Tiruchirappalli Charubala Tondaiman LOST
25 Perambalur Rajasekaran LOST
26 Cuddalore K. Karthik Candidature Rejected
27 Chidambaram Ilavarasan LOST
28 Mayiladuthurai Senthamizhan LOST
29 Nagapattinam Senkodi LOST
30 Thanjavur P. Murugesan LOST
31 Sivaganga V. Pondy LOST
32 Madurai David Annadurai LOST
33 Theni Thanga Tamil Selvan LOST
34 Virudhunagar Paramasivan Aiyyappan LOST
35 Ramanathapuram Aanand LOST
36 Thoothukkudi Dr. Bhuvaneshwaran LOST
37 Tenkasi S. Ponnuthai LOST
38 Tirunelveli S. Michael Rayappan LOST
39 Kanyakumari Lakshmanan LOST

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "TTV Dinakaran Launches 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam'; AIADMK Calls Him a 'Mosquito'". News18. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam- the new party of TTV Dhinakaran - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "TTV Dhinakaran Launches Own Party, Names It After 'Amma': Highlights". NDTV.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "RK Nagar bypoll result updates: TTV Dhinakaran wins by over 40,000 votes; supporters celebrate victory". Firstpost. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar bypoll, creates history in Tamil Nadu - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ "In Huge Blow To AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran Wins RK Nagar By-Poll: 10 Updates". NDTV.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Dhinakaran launches party — Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam — after Jayalalithaa". The Indian Express. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Actor Ranjith joins AMMK, quits PMK state VP post - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  10. ^ "LS polls: Dhinakaran's AMMK gets 'gift pack' as common symbol". www.aninews.in.
  11. ^ "Dhinakaran launches new party AMMK, unveils party flag with Jayalalithaa's image". National Herald. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. ^ 15 Mar, Times Now |; 2018; Ist, 11 18 Am, TTV Dhinakaran launches new party called AMMK; hoists flag with Jayalalithaa's face, retrieved 8 March 2019
  13. ^ India, Press Trust of (1 March 2019). "AMMK, SDPI ink poll pact for LS polls". Business Standard India. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  14. ^ "AMMK may not align with major parties". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 4 March 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 March 2019.CS1 maint: others (link)