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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 leader of opposition M.K.Stalin urged the Central Government to not fix an income ceiling for ‘Creamy Layer’ which would decimate the efficacy of the reservation policy. He also said it is painful to witness Central Government not accept the income ceiling recommendations of the NCBC which is 15 lakh rupees while ...


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DMK working president and leader of opposition M.K.Stalin alleged that Edappadi K Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam are ‘enacting a play scripted in Delhi’.

Talking to reporters at the airport here on his return from London, he said, “Story, screenplay, dialogue and direction are being done at Delhi. In accordance with it, OPS and EPS ...


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DMK working president and leader of opposition M.K.Stalin blamed the ADMK government for not honouring the demands of the government employees and warned that the opposition party would join hands with the latter to bring down the government.

In a statement, he charged that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is not capable of handling the proposed ...


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DMK working president and leader of opposition M.K.Stalin said a real enquiry into Jayalalitha’s death could be conducted only after the resignation of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and other ministers.

Thalapathi Stalin said the enquiry commission was aimed at deceiving the people and it was a fraudulent scheme to end the ‘dharma yuddham’ and begin ...


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DMK working president and leader of opposition M.K.Stalin said a real enquiry into Jayalalitha’s death could be conducted only after the resignation of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and other ministers.

Thalapathi Stalin said the enquiry commission was aimed at deceiving the people and it was a fraudulent scheme to end the ‘dharma yuddham’ and begin ...


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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) />