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41/365 – MDMK

Party Name: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Leader: Vaiko
Founded: April 6, 1993
Headquarters: Thaayagam, Chennai
Newspaper: Sangoli
Ideology: Social Democracy
Symbol: Bambaram
Website: mdmk.org.in

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK; Tamil: மறுமலர்ச்சித் திராவிட முன்னேற்றக் கழகம்) is a political party in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu formed in 1994 by Mr. V. Gopalswamy (also known as Vaiko), a party activitist of DMK. Mr. V. Gopalsamy grew in the party from his student days. He actively participated in the party agitations and courted imprisonment several times. He was detained under MISA during emergency with other party leaders and workers.

His style of speaking is his own, quoting world events and history, he attracted a lot of support. Particularly the youths of DMK had a liking for him. This created antagonism towards him by the leaders and was forced out of the Parent body on false charges. His sympathy for the cause of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is widely known.




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