Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam

Summary

The Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam (transl.Amma People Progressive Federation; abbr. AMMK) is an Indian regional political party with great influence in the state of Tamil Nadu. AMMK is a Dravidian party founded by T. T. V. Dhinakaran at Madurai on 15 March 2018 as a breakaway faction from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[2] TTV Dhinakaran were assigned the post of president and general secretary of the party respectively.[3] Dhinakaran was also elected as national convener by his party members.[4]

Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazhagam
AbbreviationAMMK
PresidentT. T. V. Dhinakaran
General SecretaryT. T. V. Dhinakaran
FounderT. T. V. Dhinakaran
Founded15 March 2018
(4 years ago)
 (2018-03-15)
Split fromAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Headquarters15, Westcott Road, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014, Tamil Nadu
NewspaperNamadhu MGR (Daily journal)
Jaya TV (TV channel)
Colours Black
White
Red
ECI StatusRegistered-Unrecognized[1]
AllianceAMMK-DMDK alliance: (2019–present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
0 / 234
Website
ammkitwing.in

The headquarters of the party is called Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Maaligai, which is located at Westcott Salai, Royapettah, Chennai.

HistoryEdit

RK Nagar by-electionEdit

In December 2017, Dinakaran contested in RK Nagar by-election and won by a huge margin of 40,707 votes.[5] He became the first independent candidate to win a bypoll in Tamil Nadu and this was the first time in 18 years that a ruling party in the state lost a by-election.[6][7]

FormationEdit

Following the RK Nagar by-election, On 15 March 2018 at a Public meeting in Madurai, TTV Dinakaran launched the party flag and name as "Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam".[8] It was set up as a breakaway faction of the AIADMK. In February 2019, Actor Ranjith, resigned the Tamil Nadu state vice-president post in the PMK and joined AMMK to register his protest on the PMK's decision to join an alliance led by the AIADMK.[9] On 28 March, the AMMK was awarded the gift box symbol.[10]

Party flagEdit

The flag is black at the top and red at the bottom with white in the middle with the smiling image of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa in the middle.[11][12]

Electoral performanceEdit

Indian general electionsEdit

Indian General Elections in Tamil Nadu
Year Election Party Leader Seats Won Seats Contested Vote (%) Change of Seats Result Popular votes
2019 General election, 2019 T. T. V. Dhinakaran 0 37 5.46 No Changes Lost 22,25,377

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly electionsEdit

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Elections
Year Election Party Leader Seats Won Seats Contested Vote (%) Change of Seats Result Popular votes
2021 Assembly election, 2021 T. T. V. Dhinakaran 0 165 2.35 No Changes Lost 1,085,985[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties & Symbol MAIN Notification dated 23.09.2021". India: Election Commission of India. 23 September 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  2. ^ "TTV Dhinakaran Launches Own Party, Names It After 'Amma': Highlights". NDTV. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ "TTV Dinakaran Launches 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam'; AIADMK Calls Him a 'Mosquito'". News18. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam- the new party of TTV Dhinakaran". The Times of India. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "RK Nagar bypoll result updates: TTV Dhinakaran wins by over 40,000 votes; supporters celebrate victory". Firstpost. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. ^ Kumar, Pradeep (24 December 2017). "Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar bypoll, creates history in Tamil Nadu". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ Stalin, J Sam Daniel; Sanyal, Anindita (24 December 2017). "In Huge Blow To AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran Wins RK Nagar By-Poll: 10 Updates". NDTV.com. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Dhinakaran launches party – Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam – after Jayalalithaa". The Indian Express. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Actor Ranjith joins AMMK, quits PMK state VP post". The Times of India. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  10. ^ "LS polls: Dhinakaran's AMMK gets 'gift pack' as common symbol". ANI News. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  11. ^ PTI (15 March 2018). "Dhinakaran launches new party AMMK, unveils party flag with Jayalalithaa's image". National Herald. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. ^ "TTV Dhinakaran launches new party called AMMK; hoists flag with Jayalalithaa's face". 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Performance of Political Parties.pdf". Election Commission of India. 19 March 2022.