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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...


Jind bypoll fires up Haryana politics

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    1:28 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) It could have been just another routine by-election but the Jind assembly seat in Haryana has turned into a political battlefield for all major parties to test the waters on which way the wind is going to blow in the coming months. View More..

In Jind, Surjewala, Chautala file nomination

Posted On : Jan 10,2019,    4:32 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 10 (IANS) Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and Digvijay Chautala, a great grandson of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal, filed their nomination papers on Thursday for the Jind Assembly seat by-election to be held on January 28. View More..

Anti-BJP parties come together but unlikely to form Federal Front (2018 in Retrospect)

Posted On : Dec 30,2018,    12:10 pm
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The anti-BJP front gained currency this year in the wake of BJP's defeats in Kairana, Phulpur and Gorakhpur parliamentary by polls in Uttar Pradesh by the coming together of SP, BSP and RLD and as 2018 winds up the parties are now emboldened to go for the kill against BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Over 69% voting in Haryana municipal polls

Posted On : Dec 16,2018,    10:14 pm
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Over 69.39 per cent voters cast their vote in the municipal elections in Haryana on Sunday, a senior state election commission official said here. View More..

Voting underway for Haryana municipal polls

Posted On : Dec 16,2018,    8:32 am
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday for five municipal corporations and committees in Haryana. View More..

Expelled INLD MP launches new party in Haryana

Posted On : Dec 09,2018,    5:30 pm
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Expelled INLD leader and sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Hisar Dushyant Chautala on Sunday launched the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) from a rally in Jind town in Haryana. View More..

Amid show of strength, INLD splits; Ajay Chautala to float new party

Posted On : Nov 17,2018,    8:06 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid a show of strength by two warring Chautala brothers, elder brother Ajay Singh Chautala on Saturday announced he and his sons will float a new political party next month. With this, the split in the INLD's first family is official. View More..

Haryana Governor gives sanction to prosecute Hooda in AJL case

Posted On : Nov 15,2018,    3:40 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya on Thursday approved prosecution of Congress leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) case on illegal re-allotment of land to the promoters of The National Herald newspaper. View More..

Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD for 'anti-party activities'

Posted On : Nov 14,2018,    8:00 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala on Wednesday expelled his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala, accusing him of "anti-party activities." Ajay was also removed as the secretary general of the party. View More..

INLD chief expels son Ajay Chautala

Posted On : Nov 14,2018,    1:34 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Taking a strong stance on the growing family feud within the INLD, party supremo Om Prakash Chautala expelled his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala from the primary membership of the party for "anti-party activities". View More..

Dushyant Chautala refuses to accept expulsion from INLD

Posted On : Nov 10,2018,    8:24 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) Expelled from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) earlier this month, Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala said on Saturday that he has not received any expulsion order so far. View More..

Chautala family feud out in open; INLD heading for split?

Posted On : Nov 05,2018,    2:38 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Haryana's main opposition party, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), could be heading for a split, with the fight within the family of its President Om Prakash Chautala coming out in the open on Monday. View More..

INLD expels great-grandsons of Devi Lal, including MP

Posted On : Nov 02,2018,    7:44 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 2 (IANS) Taking strong action on recent developments within the party, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Friday expelled Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala and his younger brother Digvijay Chautala. View More..

Delhi pollution increased after Oct 25, Punjab to blame: Kejriwal

Posted On : Nov 01,2018,    3:34 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 1 (IANS) Accusing the Punjab government for failing to control stubble burning of the harvested paddy crop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the pollution level had deteriorated in the national capital after October 25. View More..

65 LS members, 29 RS members yet to declare assets

Posted On : Sep 03,2018,    12:52 pm
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Sixty-five members of the Lok Sabha and 29 of the Rajya Sabha are yet to declare their assets and liabilities, a reply to a query under the RTI Act has revealed. View More..

INLD, BSP activists court arrest over SYL canal

Posted On : May 22,2018,    7:46 pm
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Scores of leaders and workers of the INLD and BSP courted arrest here on Tuesday as part of 'Jail Bharo' agitation to demand early construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal to supply water to the parched areas of Haryana. View More..

SP richest regional party with over Rs 82 crore declared income

Posted On : May 22,2018,    3:10 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With a declared income of Rs 82.76 crore, the Samajwadi Party is the richest of the 32 regional parties in India, a report by Association for Democratic Reforms said on Tuesday. View More..

Young man throws ink at Haryana CM in Hisar, held

Posted On : May 17,2018,    8:38 pm
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) In a security breach, a young man on Thursday threw ink on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his visit to Hisar town, following which the former was arrested. View More..

Opposition unity: Not easy to achieve (Column: Political Circus)

Posted On : May 05,2018,    11:34 am
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao is among the more active opposition leaders at the national level who are trying to form an alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). View More..

Corruption charges against SSC chief's son to be probed: Haryana CM

Posted On : Mar 13,2018,    9:52 pm
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) Under fire from the opposition over serious corruption charges against kin of Haryana Staff Selection Commission functionary and others, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said a vigilance probe had been ordered into the matter. 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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