Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) (lit. "Dravidian Progress Federation") is a state political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India. It is a Dravidian party founded by C. N. Annadurai in 1949 as a breakaway faction from the Dravidar Kazhagam (known as Justice Party until 1944) headed by Periyar. Since 1969, DMK has been headed by Karunanidhi, who has served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu several times. DMK holds the distinction of being the first party other than the Indian National Congress to win state-level elections with a clear majority on its own in any state in India.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) (lit. "Dravidian Progress Federation") is a state political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India. It is a Dravidian party founded by C. N. Annadurai in 1949 as a breakaway faction from the Dravidar Kazhagam (known as Justice Party until 1944) headed by Periyar. Since 1969, DMK has been headed by Karunanidhi, who has served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu several times. DMK holds the distinction of being the first party other than the Indian National Congress to win state-level elections with a clear majority on its own in any state in India.