History of DMK

In order to safeguard the interests of Dravidians, Arignar Anna established the DMK party on 17th September 1949. In fact, Tamil scholars consider the birth of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) as the renaissance that revolutionized the state of Tamil Nadu. Anna's DMK was viewed as the guardian of the Tamil language and its culture.

In 1916, a group of elite personalities including Sir P Thyagrayar, Dr. Natesan, Dr. TM Nair, and a few others started the Justice Party. The party was named after the English Journal, 'Justice' published by the society of the same name ahead of the formation of the party. The core objective of the party was to protect the interest of the Dravidians in the state.

The Brahmin community dominated the only national party then, the Congress. E.V. Ramasamy, also called Thanthai Periyar, left the Congress party to form the Self-Respect Movement in 1925. The movement transformed into Dravida Kazhagam (DK). The principles of the movement attracted several revered personalities, such as Anna that spread the word across the state. However, over time, Anna separated from the movement due to difference of opinion with other leaders. In 1949, Anna floated the DMK.


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DMK working president and opposition leader MK Stalin said, "The Centre has previously imposed Hindi on highway name-boards and newspaper advertisements. Even teachers' day is called Guru Purnima. I warn the Centre not to sow the seeds for another anti-Hindi agitation."


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DMK working president and leader of opposition M K Stalin extended his wishes to Farooq Abullah's victory in re-election in the Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll. ...

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Thalapathy MK Stalin addressing a huge gathering at the “Mudiyatum! Vidiyatum! Vidiyal Meetpu Perani” held in Tirupur. /> Thalapathy MK Stalin participating in a peaceful demonstration at Sholinganallur demanding total prohibition – 10.8.2015 /> Achim Fabig, the deputy ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany met Thalapathy MK Stalin at his home and presented him a bouquet as good will gesture.  – 22.7.2015 /> 04.06.2015 – Thalapathy MK Stalin planting sapling as part of an initiative to plant 92 lakhs sapling as part of Thalaivar Kalaignar’s 92nd birthday /> 03.06.2015 – Thalaivar Kalaignar paying respects at Anna memorial on Kalaignar’s birthday /> 24.04.2015 – Thalapathy MK Stalin amidst a sea of people during DMK’s Kelvi Ketkum Perani (A rally to ask questions) />