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G. K. Mani
Populism, Social democracy
United National Progressive Alliance (2009-2010)
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Pattali Makkal Katchi (Tamil: பாட்டாளி மக்கள் கட்சி; English: abbreviated in English as PMK) is a political party in Tamil Nadu, India founded by Dr. S. Ramadoss in 1989 for the upliftment of Vanniyar Community, which in Tamil language called as பாட்டாளி - Pattali.
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PMK was founded by Dr S Ramadoss an activist on 16 July 1989. Ahead of the 2004 elections, PMK joined the broad Tamil political front Democratic Progressive Alliance where the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Indian Union Muslim League were also members. PMK was able to obtain a significant share of power both in the regional Government in Tamil Nadu and the Central Government due to a significant number of seats they obtained which helped the United Progressive Alliance ( UPA-I ) to form the Government.
Following the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, the PMK joined United Progressive Alliance led by the Congress. In June 2008, during the final months of the bitter relationship between the DMK and the PMK, the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu severed its ties with the PMK, an outside supporter of the Karunanidhi Government. However, the DMK did not press for the party's removal from the UPA Government at the Centre. On 26 March 2009, PMK declared that, it would join the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( AIADMK ) led front and left the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
PMK contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha election in an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA and its candidate Anbumani Ramadoss won from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency, where he is one of two non-AIADMK MPs from Tamil Nadu the other being from its ally BJP.
Leaders of Pattali Makkal Katchi
The leaders of Pattali Makkal Katchi, who are also the national executives of the party are listed below: