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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Condemning Sri Lankan government's policy of confiscating the boats, DMK Treasure and Leader of Opposition M.K. Stalin have sought the intervention of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps for releasing the boats and fishermen taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy.
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