Jayalalithaa releasing poll manifesto for AIADMK promised freebies and money assistance scheme to woo voters for the upcoming elections. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is an Indian political party in the state of . In the assembly election, AIADMK continued its alliance with the Congress but suffered a massive rout, . Both the parties have schemes listed in the election manifestos covering various segments of the population. AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa released election manifesto just 10 days ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled for May

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It is currently in power in the state of Tamil Nadu and is the third largest party in the Lok Sabha House of the Peoples. It is a Dravidian party and was eection by M. The party has won majorities in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly seven times, making it the most successful political outfit in the state’s history. The party headquarters is located in the Royapettah neighborhood manifesgo ChennaiTamil Naduin a building donated to the party in by Janaki RamachandranMGR’s wife.

Ramachandrana veteran Tamil film star and a popular politician. Karunanidhithe then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, owing to serious differences between the two.

MGR used his fan network to build the party cadre, and estimates claim his party recruited more than a million members from the first two months of creation. Annadurai ‘s ideologue and movie mogul R. Veerppan was the key architect in unifying the MGR fan clubs and further consolidating the party structure in the 70s.

Other key leaders such as Nanjil K. Somasundaram played major role in consolidation as well. The DMK-led government was dismissed by a Central promulgation on corruption charges in MGR remained in power until his death in Decemberwinning three consecutive assembly elections held inand Elections to the state assembly were held in late May with the opposition DMK continuing the electoral alliance with the Congress.

In a massive electio of fortunes following its humbling in the Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK won a comfortable majority in the state assembly by winning seats out of and MGR was sworn in as chief minister for the second time on 9 June Ineven with MGR’s failing health and subsequent hospitalization abroad, manfesto party managed to win the assembly elections in alliance with the Congress.

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Many political historians consider MGR’s persona and charisma at this point of time as “infallible”, and a logical continuation of his on-screen “good lad” image, strengthened by his “mythical status” in the minds of the masses. Following MGR ‘s death, his wife, actress-turned-politician Janaki Ramachandran manufesto, rose to the party’s leadership under support of R. Veerappan with 98 MLAs and led the government for 24 days as the state’s 1st woman chief minister until the state assembly was suspended in January and President’s rule imposed.

The party dlection to crumble due to infighting and broke into two factions, one under Janaki Ramachandran and the other under J. The assembly election saw the DMK regaining power after 12 years in the opposition with M. Karunanidhi returning as the Chief Minister for the third time. AIADMK, due to its split, suffered heavily in the elections, with the Janaki and Jayalalithaa factions winning only 2 and 27 seats, respectively.

The AIADMK allied with the Congress and swept to power in the assembly election under the leadership of Jayalalitha who became the second female chief minister and the 10th chief minister of the state. Many political observers have ascribed the landslide victory to the anti-incumbent wave arising out of the assassination of the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi [7] by suspected Tamil separatists fighting for a homeland in neighbouring Sri Lanka. The ensuing government, including Jayalalithaa, was accused of large-scale corruption, but Jayalalithaa managed to hold on to power for a full term of five years.


In the assembly electionAIADMK continued its alliance with the Congress but suffered a massive rout, winning only four out of the assembly seats, with even Jayalalithaa losing from Bargur.

Panneerselvama close confidant of Jayalalithaa was appointed as the Chief Minister on 21 September Once the Supreme Court overturned Jayalalithaa’s conviction and sentence in the case, O Panneerselvam resigned on 2 Marchand Jayalalithaa was again sworn in as Chief Minister. Unlike her first term, her second term was not marred by corruption elwction. She took many electiion decisions such as banning of lottery tickets, restricting the liquor and sand quarrying business to government manifestto and banning tobacco product sales near schools and colleges.

She encouraged women to join the state police force by setting up all women-police stations and commissioning women into the elite level police commandos ina first in India. They underwent the same training as their male counterparts, covering the handling of weapons, detection and disposal of bombs, driving, horseriding, and adventure sports. The operation was successful as Veerappan was finally killed by the task force on 18 October However, despite the popular measures electioon by the government, in the Lok Sabha manifestkthe dlection, in alliance with the BJP again, was humiliated, not even winning any of the 39 Lok Sabha seats from the state.

However, the party’s performance was better than its debacle inand it managed to win nine seats. Aiadmi widespread corruption and allegations of nepotism against the DMK government, in the assembly electionthe party, in alliance with parties like the left and actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth ‘s Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam DMDKswept the polls, winning seats, with the AIADMK alone winning Jayalalithaa was sworn in as Chief Minister for the third time.

In the Maifesto territory of Puducherrythe party allied manifesho N. Rangaswamy ‘s All India N.

Contesting without allies, the AIADMK won an unprecedented 37 out of 39 seats in the state of Tamil Nadu, emerging as the third-largest party in parliament. On 27 SeptemberJayalalithaa was convicted in the Disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa by a Special Court which convicted all four accused, namely Jayalalithaa and her associates Sasikala NatarajanIlavarasi and V.

Sudhakaran, and sentenced all to four-year simple imprisonment. The case had political implications as it was the first case where a ruling chief minister had to step down on account of a court sentence.

Due to her resignation O. Panneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister on 29 September The Supreme Court granted bail on 17 October On 11 Maythe high court of Karnataka said she was acquitted from that case, and she has subsequently sworn in again as Chief Minister.

On 22 Septembershe was admitted to Apollo Hospital, Chennai due to fever and dehydration. After the prolonged illness, she died on 5 December The party floated 54 candidates across the state of Kerala in the assembly election and had electipn on its own. In Karnataka, the party had members in the state assembly and aiadmj influence in the Tamil-speaking areas of Bangalore and Kolar district.

There are also units in various countries where Tamils are present. After Jayalalithaa’s death on 5 DecemberJayalalithaa ‘s long-time friend V. Sasikala was selected unanimously as the General Secretary of the party on 16 December Panneerselvam rebelled against V. Sasikala wlection reported that he had been compelled to resign as Chief Minister, bringing in a new twist to Tamil Nadu and Dravidian Politics.


Due to a conviction in Disproportionate assets case against JayalalithaaV. Sasikala was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment in the Bengaluru Jail.

Before that, she appointed Edappadi K. Palaniswami as legislative party leader Chief Minister and T. Palaniswami became chief minister of Tamil Nadu. On 23 Marchthe election commission of India gave separate party symbols to the two factions; O.

By-polls were announced at the RK Nagar constituency which was vacated due to Jayalalitha’s demise. However the Tis Hazari Special Court granted him bail on the grounds that the police had failed to identify the public official allegedly bribed.

Dhinakaran started his party work on 5 August However, the chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy had a fallout with Dhinakaran and announced that the appointment of T.

Dinakaran as deputy general secretary was invalid. Dhinakaran on 22 April submitted letters to Governorexpressing lack of confidence in Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and withdrawing support from the government. Policies of AIADMK were targeted to the poorer segments of Tamil society — poor, rickshaw pullers, and destitute women and centralising the massive noon meal scheme for children. Most of the schemes are accused to be targeting garner larger electoral support.

Both the parties have schemes listed in the election manifestos covering various segments of manifeato population involving fishermen, farmers, and school children. Till the s, the parties had welfare schemes like maternity assistance, subsidized public transport, and educational grants.

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After the s, the parties started competing at an increasing level over the distribution of consumer goods. The DMK, in competition, promised free color televisions in its manifesto in assembly elections. The competition continued during the aoadmk elections when both parties announced free laptops for schools students and grinder, mixer and fans for public. Being a popular actor, MGR ‘s fan mannifesto became the electoral mobilization. The head of his fan club association, R.

Veerappan, became a lieutenant, and fellow actress J. Jayalalithaa was groomed as a possible heir apparent. Jayalalithaa was also accused of creating a personality cult, with fans and party activists calling her Amma mother in Tamil. Her face adorned food canteens, pharmacies, salt packets, laptop computers, baby care kits, bottled water, medicine shops and cement bags in the state.

Following her imprisonment on 27 September maifesto, her grief-stricken supporters held protests and wept openly. Her replacement – the party’s faithful and former minister O. Panneerselvam – also wept during his inauguration, with colleagues saying they were in mourning.

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