Puthiya Tamilagam

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Puthiya Thamilagam
Leader K. Krishnasamy
Founded 1996
Headquarters Chennai
Ideology Unity of devendra Kula velalar.
Party flag
Puthiya Tamizham Flag
Website
http://ptparty.org/

Puthiya Tamilakam is a political party based in Southern Tamil Nadu,India represnting mainly dalits of pallar caste[1]

Background

Dr. K. Krishnasamy, Founder and President of Puthiya Thamizhakam Party

It advocates for the rights and welfare of Devendra Kula Vellalar caste. Its founder-President is K. Krishnaswamy.[2]

Political timeline

The party contested the 1999 Lok Sabha elections.[3]

2001 State Assembly elections

Formed alliance with DMk and contested 10 seats and lost all the seats.

2009 Lok Sabha elections

The best performance from PT came in 2009 Lok Sabha elections when Krishnaswamy secured 1,16,685 votes in Tenkasi, while the victory margin was 35,324 votes and he was not part of any major alliance.

2011 State Assembly elections

During 2009 Lok Sabha Puthiya Tamilazham party had chosen not to form an alliance with any other parties. In 2011 Puthiya Tamilazham party has announced its interests in joining hands with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party. In 2011 elections, the party won two: Krishnasamy secured 71,330 votes in Ottapidaram constituency and A. Ramaswamy secured 75,124 votes in Nilakkottai constituency.[4]

2016 State Assembly elections

It formed Alliance with DMK and contested 4 seats Oatapidaram,Srivalliputhur,Krishnarajapuram and Vasudevanallur . k krishnaswamy contested in oatapidaram Constituency and lost the seat to Sundarraj Of AIADMK.

References

  1. ^ http://eci.nic.in/archive/Feb2005/parties/regd/index.htm
  2. ^ http://eci.nic.in/archive/SE2001/pollupd/ac/states/S22/index_fs.htm
  3. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2004/03/16/stories/2004031607450400.htm
  4. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/jaya-takes-lead-seat-deal-234
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