Indian Christian Front

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Indian Christian Front
Leader [M.L.Sundaram]
Founded [M.L.Sundaram], 16 October 2000
Headquarters LIG No. 289, Opposite to Velankanni Church, Anna Nagar, Madurai – 625020
Ideology Social democracy
Populist
Political position Centrist
Alliance United National Progressive Alliance (2004 & 2009 –present)
Website
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The Indian Christian Front (ICF) is a Christian political party in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The president of the party is M.L. Sundaram. ICF, together with the Christian Democratic Front, contested the local elections in 2001. The party supported the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), forming an alliance in the 2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly election.

In 2004 & 2009, the party extended its support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), which strengthened the hand of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In 2011, Tamil Nadu State Assembly Election, the party extended its support to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which has recently gained power in Tamil Nadu.

In 2014, Loksabha Election, the party extended its support again to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which has swept 37 (out of 40) Seats in Tamil Nadu.

In 2016, Tamil Nadu State Assembly Election, the Indian Christian Front (ICF) extended its support again to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), except in 3 seats in which the Front tossed its own candidates. AIADMK had swept 134 (out of 232) Seats and got re-elected to retain power in Tamil Nadu.

The Front has 1.1 million members in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, and the Christian population was around 11 per cent at the time in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

Objectives[edit]

  1. To ensure that the Dalit Christians gets included in the SC list and given all the rights on a par with other Dalits
  2. To demand government jobs for one member in each family, according to eligibility norms
  3. To remove what the party believes to be hurdles prevailing in the Christian minority educational institutions

Recent programs of the party include agitation against the Sri Lankan Navy to stop what the party alleges are atrocities against Tamil Nadu fishermen.