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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is a regional political party that is currently ruling in Tamil Nadu.

M.G. Ramachandran, a veteran Tamil film star founded this party in 1972, breaking away from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). J. Jayalalitha, the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is heading AIADMK since 1989.

The Election symbol of the AIADMK is two leaves. The party had come to power in Tamil Nadu six times...
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AIADMK News

Cutting across party lines, dynasties dominate Haryana electoral scene

Posted On : Apr 26,2019,    3:08 pm
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Dynasties and political lineage have been a dominant aspect of Haryana's electoral scene through decades and the ongoing Lok Sabha elections are no different. View More..

Six moms in Haryana lead from the front in sons' fight

Posted On : Apr 25,2019,    6:56 pm
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) In Haryana, a state where the sex ratio was the worst till last year and where women are told to remain behind the 'ghoonghat' (veil), at least six mothers have got down to lead from the front for the political cause of their sons. View More..

Tough fight for BJP MP Rao Inderjeet Singh in Gurgaon

Posted On : Apr 24,2019,    4:28 pm
Gurugram, April 24 (IANS) BJP MP Rao Inderjeet Singh is facing a stiff challenge from Congress candidate Captain Ajay Singh Yadav in Haryana's Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency, where 27 candidates are in the fray. Both are Yadavs from Rewari, which may lead to a division of votes in the district. View More..

305 candidates file nominations in Haryana for LS polls

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    9:36 pm
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) As many as 163 candidates filed nominations on Tuesday on the last day of filing nominations for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana. View More..

It's grand fight of grandsons in Haryana's Hisar

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    6:00 pm
Hisar (Haryana), April 23 (IANS) In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Hisar gave the country its youngest-ever Member of Parliament (MP) in Dushyant Chautala. He was only 26 years and one-month old at that time. This time, the Hisar Lok Sabha seat is witnessing the grand fight of two great grandsons and one grandson of three political dynasties in the state. View More..

142 candidates file nominations in Haryana so far

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    10:08 pm
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) On the penultimate day of filing nominations in Haryana, 86 nominations were filed by 64 candidates on Monday, an official said. View More..

Congress fields Hooda father-son, Bhajan Lal kin in Haryana

Posted On : Apr 21,2019,    11:58 pm
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Raising the bar for itself for the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the Congress on Sunday announced the name of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the Sonipat seat and Bhavya Bishnoi, a grandson of former Haryana strongman Bhajan Lal, for the Hisar seat. View More..

Dushyant, Tanwar among 39 who filed nominations in Haryana

Posted On : Apr 20,2019,    9:36 pm
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Sitting MP from Hisar Dushyant Chautala and Congress' state President Ashok Tanwar were among the 39 candidates who filed their nominations for various Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on Saturday. View More..

INLD announces three more candidates in Haryana

Posted On : Apr 19,2019,    8:38 pm
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Friday named candidates for three more Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. The party had on Wednesday announced candidates for six seats. View More..

Azad helps unite Haryana Congress leaders

Posted On : Apr 18,2019,    6:50 pm
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An initiative by the Congress party in-charge for Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad, backed by a firm message from the high command to the highly factionalised party leadership in Haryana, has brought the warring Congress leaders together - at least for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. View More..

INLD announces six candidates for LS polls in Haryana

Posted On : Apr 17,2019,    5:30 pm
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) With the last date for filing of nominations being April 23, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Wednesday announced its candidates for six Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. View More..

In Chautala vs Chautala, AAP shows a bias

Posted On : Apr 16,2019,    8:32 pm
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been accused of showing a political bias in the ongoing feud in the Chautala family in Haryana. View More..

Nominations for 10 LS seats in Haryana from Tuesday

Posted On : Apr 15,2019,    6:24 pm
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) The nomination process for election to the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana will commence on Tuesday, April 16, a senior election department officer said on Monday. View More..

Union Minister offers to quit Cabinet, RS

Posted On : Apr 14,2019,    4:44 pm
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Sunday offered to resign from the Cabinet and also as a Rajya Member after the BJP fielded his son Brijendra Singh from the Hisar Lok Sabha constituency in Haryana. View More..

BJP names six candidates for Haryana, MP, Rajasthan

Posted On : Apr 14,2019,    3:30 pm
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday named six more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. View More..

After Surjewala experiment, Congress banks on big names in Haryana

Posted On : Apr 14,2019,    12:52 pm
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) By 0fielding former Union Minister Kumari Selja, state Congress President Ashok Tanwar and former cabinet Minister Ajay Singh Yadav for the May 12 Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the opposition Congress has again taken a political gamble of fielding big names to take on the ruling BJP in Haryana. View More..

'Jhadoo' and 'Chappal' come together in Haryana

Posted On : Apr 12,2019,    5:06 pm
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) Promising to clean up the political scene in Haryana in their own way, the newly formed Jannayak Janata Party Party (JJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced an alliance for the election for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. View More..

Divided in Devi Lal's legacy, Chautala family stares at uncertain political future (Dynasty Politics)

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    1:28 pm
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) For the first time in nearly four decades, the family of towering Jat leader and former Deputy Prime Minister (1989-91) Devi Lal is staring at an uncertain political future as two generations fight it out to claim his legacy in the dusty politics of Haryana. View More..

BJP names 8 candidates for Haryana, retains 5 MPs

Posted On : Apr 06,2019,    6:14 pm
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced eight candidates, including three sitting lawmakers and two Union ministers, for 10 Lok Sabha seats of Haryana. View More..

BJP, Congress to square off in nearly a third of Lok Sabha seats

Posted On : Mar 31,2019,    1:24 pm
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) As the battle lines become clear for the Lok Sabha elections with the declaration of candidates, BJP and Congress are headed for direct contests in nearly a third of the seats and their performance in these constituencies will significantly determine the final outcome of the elections. View More..



About All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam History

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is a regional political party that is currently ruling in Tamil Nadu. M.G. Ramachandran, a veteran Tamil film star founded this party in 1972, breaking away from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). J. Jayalalitha, the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is heading AIADMK since 1989.

The Election symbol of the AIADMK is two leaves. The party had come to power in Tamil Nadu six times.

Main leaders of the AIADMK

The most prominent leader of AIADM is Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who is the President and General Secretary of the party. She has been Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for four terms. She held the membership of the Rajya Sabha during 1984 to1989.

Another powerful leader of AIADMK is Ponnusamy Venugopal, the Secretary of the Medical Wing of party and a member of the 15thLok Sabha from the Thiruvallur constituency. C. Rajendran, is a member of the 15thLok Sabha from the Chennai South. S. Semmalai, is MP from the Salem. P. Kumar,MP from Tiruchirapalli. C. Sivasami, MP from Tiruppur.

Historical Backgroud

AIADMK split from the DMK in 1972 and succeeded in politically establishing in Tamil Nadu. After MGR era that ended in 1987, Jayalalithaa established AIADMK's position in the state.
Jayalalitha has taken many decisions such as prohibition of lottery tickets, control the liquor and sand quarrying business to government agencies and proscription tobacco product sales near schools and colleges. She promoted women to join the state police force by establishing all women police stations and commissioning 150 women into the elite level police commandos in 2003. Jayalalithaa sent a special task force to the Satyamangalam forests in October 2004 to hunt down notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan. The operation was triumphant and Veerappan was killed in 2004.

Under the leadership of Jayalalithaa in state, AIADMK has expanded beyond Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and state units have been established in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. AIADMK has followers in other states such as Mumbai and Delhi as well.

Views of AIADMK

The AIDMK is opposed to the anti-Hindi and anti-Brahman position of the DMK party. Top leader of AIADMK have always stated that they would counter racial exclusion and never prefer the anti-Brahminism stand of the DMK.

The AIDMK also disagreed with DMK on keeping the medium of education in Tamil language. AIDMK has pro poor approach and flags the issues of fishermen and farmers.

Major accomplishments of Party

The AIADMK has initiated various policies to assist farmers, SC/ST/OBCs, pregnant women, teachers, handloom weavers and physically challenged individuals. The AIADMK commenced the allotment of bio-pesticides, certified seeds, soil health cards, and gypsum to farmers. It initiated urban cooperative banks for self-help groups, maternity loans during pregnancy as well as the delivery of the child. It has introduced the Nutrition-integrated Child Development Service Scheme, the National Teachers Welfare Fund. On the whole there is an impeccable record of the AIDMK towards the social welfare of the people.

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