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19/365 – DMDK – Opposition Party in TN

Party Name: Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK)
Meaning: National Progressive Dravidian Federation
Leader: Vijayakanth
Founded: September 14, 2005 at Madurai
Headquarters: Koyambedu, Chennai
Symbol: Murasu
Ideology: Social Democratic/Populist

Electoral performance
General Election: 13th Assembly – 2006
Votes Polled: 2,764,223    Seats Won: 1

General Election: 15th Lok Sabha – 2009
Votes Polled: 3,073,479    Seats Won: 0

General Election: 14th Assembly
Votes Polled: 2,902,813    Seats Won: 29

To defeat the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, it allied with Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam front in a decision made on February 25, 2011. It won 29 of the 41 seats contested making it a second largest party in Tamilnadu next only to its ally ADMK pushing DMK to third position. Thus, the party became the official opposition party with Vijayakanh becoming the opposition leader. The large victory also earned recognition and a permanent election symbol from the election commission.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiya_Murpokku_Dravida_Kazhagam


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