Secular Progressive Alliance
|Political position||Left Wing|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
38 / 39
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
12 / 18
|Seats in State Legislative Assemblies|
159 / 234
8 / 33(Puducherry Legislative Assembly)
|Number of states and union territories in government|
1 / 31
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The alliance was known as the Democratic Progressive Alliance 2006–2009 and 2014–2016. It became the Secular Progressive Alliance in 2021.
The Pattali Makkal Katchi withdrew support in 2008 over differences with the DMK but it still remained in the Congress-led UPA in the Centre. But after differences of seat sharing before the 15th Lok Sabha, it withdrew support to the UPA also and crossed over to the AIADMK-led front.
The Manithaneya Makkal Katchi was formed in 2009 by the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham and immediately joined the DPA. But before the Lok Sabha elections, its demand for two Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat was turned down by the DMK who offered them a lone Lok Sabha seat. The MMK withdrew from the DPA and as of now tied up with small parties like actor Sarath Kumar-led Akila Indiya Samathuva Makkal Katchi, the Puthiya Tamilzhagam and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
16th Assembly of Tamil Nadu
|1||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||125||20|
|2||Indian National Congress||18||8|
|3||Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||4||1|
|4||Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi||4||2|
|5||Communist Party of India||2||2|
|6||Communist Party of India (Marxist)||2||2|
|7||Indian Union Muslim League||0||1|
|8||Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi||1||1|
|9||Manithaneya Makkal Katchi||2||0|
|10||All India Forward Bloc||0||0|
|11||Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi||1||0|
|12||Makkal Viduthalai Katchi||0||0|
|13||Aathi Thamizhar Peravai||0||0|
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