Commonweal Party

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Commonweal Party was an Indian political party that existed in Tamil Nadu between 1951-54. It was started by M. A. Manickavelu Naicker claiming to represent the interests of Vanniar caste. It merged with Indian National Congress in 1954.[1] The party won 3 seats during 1952 lok sabha election and 6 seats in the Madras State legislative assembly elections.[2]


  1. ^ John L. Varianno, Jean-Luc Racine and Viramma Josianne Racine (1997). Viramma: life of an untouchable. Verso. p. 293. ISBN 978-1-85984-817-3. 
  2. ^ G. G. Mirachandani (2003). 320 Million Judges. Abhinav Publications. p. 30. ISBN 978-81-7017-061-7.