World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam

Article Id: WHEBN0022217911
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: National Democratic Alliance (India), Kerala Congress (Secular), Professionals Party of India, Republican Party of India (Democratic), Republican Party of India (Gavai)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam

Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam
Founded 2001
Headquarters Tiruppur
Newspaper Kongunadu Media
Ideology Indigenism
Alliance ADMK
Party flag
Politics of India
Political parties

Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam (KMK) is a political party in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The party's vote base is mainly concentrated in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu.founder Best S.Ramasamy, state secretary Kangayam Thangavel[1]

Origins and platform

The party was launched in the name of "Kongunadu Munnetra Peravai" but later its leaders adopted the already registered name of "Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam". It was launched in 2009 at Kongu region .[3][4][5][6] The party charged that Kongu region continued to be one of the most neglected region in Tamil Nadu, although the region contributed for 40% of revenue to the state government.[7] The party also claims that it was formed for the welfare and development of the Kongu region.[8]

2009 Lok Sabha election

The party contested in 12 constituencies independently (without alliance) in 2009 lokshaba elections and polled around 6 lakhs (600,000) votes in the Kongu region.[9] Although the party was not able to win any seat still it was considered as a good show by political observers as the party was started only 4 months before the elections. The party mainly contributed for the defeat of all Congress - Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance candidates in the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu.[7] The party came third in many constituencies ahead of Vijayakanth's Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam.[9]

2011 Assembly election

In the 2011 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, KMK joined hands with DMK and contested 7 seats. It lost in all the 7 seats and in local body elections, the party allied with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[10]

Election history

Year Election Votes polled Seats contested Seats won Alliance with
2009 Indian general election, 2009 5,79,704 12 0 --
2011 Tamil Nadu legislative assembly election, 2011 3,70,044 7 0 United Progressive Alliance
2014 Indian general election, 2014 ADMK


  1. ^ New sub-regional party creates flutter in Coimbatore poll battle - Thaindian News
  2. ^ Latest Tamilnadu, Indian Political News, Headlines, Information Online
  3. ^ Region's 'neglect' by governments prompted party formation : Best' Ramasamy - Chennaionline News
  4. ^ The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Coimbatore News : Beginning with message of conservation
  5. ^ The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Coimbatore News : KMP to work for progressive Western Tamil Nadu
  6. ^ The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Coimbatore News : KMP fields Dalit candidate in Nilgiris, says it is not casteist
  7. ^ a b TruthDive
  8. ^ Meet ‘Best’ Ramasamy from Tirupur, Tamil Nadu’s new political entrepreneur - Indian Express
  9. ^ a b Gounder consolidation could pose headache to major parties - Times Of India
  10. ^ BJP ties up with KMK for forthcoming polls

External links

  • Official website
kmk kangayam thangavel facebook
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.