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 treasurer and Opposition Leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday warned that DMK would resort to protests if the state government did not heed to the farmers’ demands for increasing sugarcane procurement price to Rs 3,500 per tonne and payment of arrears for sugarcane supplied by them, before Pongal day. Citing Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam’s announcement ...

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DMK Treasurer and Opposition Leader M K Stalin said the central team should meet all party representatives to assess the damage caused by cyclone Vardah. 


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A few hours after former Tamil Nadu chief secretary P Rama Mohana Rao claimed that he continued to be the chief secretary and that income tax raids would not have happened on his premises if former chief minister J Jayalalithaa had been alive, DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin said chief ...

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Our party general council meeting will be held at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai on January 4, said a press release issued by party general secretary Perasiriyar K Anbazhgan. DMK president Thalaivar Kalaignar M Karunanidhi will preside over the meeting.
"The meeting will begin at 9am, and all council members must participated in it without fail," said ...

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