Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam

Indian political party

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Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazhagam
AbbreviationAMMK
PresidentVacant
General SecretaryT. T. V. Dhinakaran
TreasurerR. Manoharan
FounderT. T. V. Dhinakaran
Founded15 March 2018
(3 years ago)
 (2018-03-15)
Split fromAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Headquarters15, Westcott Road, Royapettah, Chennai-600014, Tamil Nadu, India
NewspaperNamadhu MGR (Daily journal)
Jaya TV (TV channel)
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Social justice
Social democracy
Populism
Federalism
Dravidianism
Regionalism
Political positionCentre-left
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
Election symbol
Pressure Cooker
Website
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The Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam (transl.Amma People Progressive Federation; abbr. AMMK) is an Indian regional political party in the state of Tamil Nadu. The party was founded by T. T. V. Dhinakaran in Madurai on 15 March 2018 as a breakaway faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and V. K. Sasikala assigned the post of president while T. T. V. Dhinakaran assigned the post of general secretary.[2][3][4] He was also elected as national convener by his party members.

The headquarters of the party is located at Westcott Road, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

History

RK Nagar by-election

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]

Formation

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 flag

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 performance

Indian general elections

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 elections

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 0 171 2.36 No Changes Lost 1,088,789

References

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "TTV Dinakaran Launches 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam'; AIADMK Calls Him a 'Mosquito'". News18. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam- the new party of TTV Dhinakaran". The Times of India. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "TTV Dhinakaran Launches Own Party, Names It After 'Amma': Highlights". NDTV. 24 December 2017. 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.
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