Puthiya Tamilagam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Puthiya Thamilagam
LeaderK. Krishnasamy
Founded1997 Dec 15
IdeologyUnity of devendra Kula velalar
Social conservatism
Political positionCentre-right
Party flag
Puthiya Tamizham Flag

Puthiya Tamilakam is a political party based in Southern Tamil Nadu, India representing mainly Devendra Kula Vellalar caste.[1]


Dr. K. Krishnasamy, Founder and President of Puthiya Thamizhakam Party

It advocates for the rights and welfare of Devendra Kula Vellalar caste. Its founder-President is K. Krishnaswamy.[2]

Political timeline[edit]

The party contested the 1999 Lok Sabha elections.[3]

2001 State Assembly elections[edit]

Formed alliance with DMk and contested 10 seats and lost all the seats.

2009 Lok Sabha elections[edit]

The best performance from PT came in 2009 Lok Sabha elections when Krishnaswamy secured 1,16,685 votes in Tenkasi, while the victory margin was 35,324 votes and he was not part of any major alliance.

2011 State Assembly elections[edit]

During 2009 Lok Sabha Puthiya Tamilazham party had chosen not to form an alliance with any other parties. In 2011 Puthiya Tamilazham party has announced its interests in joining hands with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party. In 2011 elections, the party won two: Krishnasamy secured 71,330 votes in Ottapidaram constituency and A. Ramaswamy secured 75,124 votes in Nilakkottai constituency.[4]

2016 State Assembly elections[edit]

It formed Alliance with DMK and contested 4 seats Oatapidaram, Srivalliputhur, Krishnarajapuram and Vasudevanallur. K. Krishnaswamy contested in oatapidaram Constituency and lost the seat to Sundarraj Of AIADMK.