Political Parties in Tamil Nadu

Bharatiya Janata Party: – BJP’s stunning victory in Tripura has made Dravidian parties to be complacent about the national party’s poll prospects in Tamil Nadu.The death of Jayalalitha and the withdrawal of DMK leader M. Karunanidhi from active politics had created a vacuum for the right-wing nationalist party.Still the Bharatiya Janata Party is top 10 political parties in Tamil Nadu.

Indian National Congress: – Tamil Nadu Congress Committee is the wing of Indian National Congress serving in the state of Tamil Nadu.

All India Anna DravidaMunnetraKazhagam: – AIADMK is one of the most powerful and famous political party in the state of Tamil Nadu. This party has also its hold in the Union Territory of Puducherry. Currently in governance in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK is the third largest party in Lok Sabha. It’s a Dravidian party which was founded by M. G. Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR. Political ideology followed are Populism, Social Democracy.

DravidaMunnetraKazhagam: – DMK is a state political party in Tamil Nadu, which is a breakaway faction from DravidarKazhagam and is also the first political party in Tamil Nadu other than INC to win state-level elections with a clear majority.

All India Forward Bloc: – This is a left-wing nationalist political party which has emerged as a faction within the Indian National Congress, which was led by Subhas Chandra Bose. Political ideologies followed are Left-wing nationalism, Socialism, Anti-Imperialism, Marxism.

Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha: – This is a Right-wing Hindu nationalist political party which was basically formed to protect the rights of the Hindu community.

Pattali Makkal Katchi: – With the sole intention of the upliftment of the Tamil Community, PMK was brought into existence. The political party in Tamil Nadu was formed by Dr. S. Ramadoss. Political ideologies followed by the party are Social Democracy, Populism, and Social Conservatism.

Dravidar Kazhagam: – This is probably one of the popular political parties in Tamil Nadu as it carries a tag of being one of the first Dravidian parties in India. With an interest of obtaining “Dravida Nadu”, the party also had its focus on eradication of caste system including untouchability. Political ideologies of the party are Socialism, Anti-Casteism.

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam: – This is a regional political party in Tamil Nadu which was founded by Tamil actor Vijayakanth which also fell in the lines of regional Dravidian political parties. The political ideologies of the party are Employment, Social Welfare, Populism, Secularism, and Social Democracy.

Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi: – The political party was founded by T.R. Pachamuthu. The basic aim of the formation of the political party in the state of Tamil Nadu was to abolish the practices of corruption and anti-social activities. The party is in alliance with NDA since 2014.

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