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Jaitley meets Jayalalithaa
January 19, 2015 10:33 AM
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa at her residence. In a statement issued in Chennai, AIADMK said that Jaitley, who is on a day's visit to the Tamil Nadu capital, went to Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence and was received by her warmly. "It was a courtesy call which lasted 40 minutes," the statement added. Jayalalithaa lost her assembly seat and the chief minister post after she was convicted for four years jail term and Rs.100 crore fine in a corruption case. Jaitley is scheduled to address a meeting organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Chennai on Monday. Source: IANS
Political parties condemn power tariff hike in Tamil Nadu
December 12, 2014 05:39 PM
Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly opposed the power tariff hike averaging around 15 percent and demanded its withdrawl by the state government. "The second hike by the AIADMK government should be fully withdrawn," DMK president M.Karunanidhi said in a statement issued in Chennai. Citing reports, Karunanidhi said the hike does not seem to have the unanimous approval of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) and appears to have been announced under the government's compulsion. PMK leader S.Ramadoss in a statement condemned the power tariff hike to mobilise around Rs.5,447 crore by the state power utility. Source: IANS
Jayalalithaa released from Bangalore prison
October 18, 2014 04:27 PM
 Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was released from the central jail here after a Bangalore special court ordered her release today, a day after the Supreme Court granted her bail. "Jayalalithaa has left the jail... after completing the formalities," Karnataka Inspector General of Prisons (IGP) K.V. Gagandeep said. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam, a few cabinet ministers and the ruling AIADMK's lawmakers were at the prison to receive her. Hundreds of fans and party cadres gathered near the jail to greet her. She will drive down to the old airport in the city's eastern suburb to fly back to Chennai, about 350 km from here. Earlier, Jayalalithaa's lawyers submitted to the judge a certified copy of the apex court order suspending her four-year jail term and granting interim bail till Dec 18. The special court on Saturday ordered her release. (IANS)  
Jayalalithaa to be released from jail today
October 18, 2014 11:25 AM
 Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalaithaa, who secured bail from the Supreme Court, will be released from the central jail here today after the special court issues order on paying surety. "As the special court has not received the Supreme Court order granting Jayalalithaa interim bail till evening, the judge (John Michael D'Cuna) could not issued the order to release her from jail Friday," Karnataka's Deputy Inspector General (prisons) P.M. Jaisimha  said. A three-judge apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu stayed Jayalalithaa's four-year jail term in a corruption case that dragged on for 18 years and granted an interim bail till Dec 18.  The special court Sep 27 convicted Jayalalithaa in the Rs.66 crore disproportionate assets case and sentenced her to four years simple imprisonment, with a fine of Rs.100 crore. When the Karnataka High Court rejected her bail petition Oct 7, Jayalalithaa approached the apex court Oct 9. In a related development, police imposed prohibitory orders in 1km radius of the central jailat Parappana Agrahara in the city's southern suburb by deploying an additional 1000 personnel to maintain law and order. "We are prohibiting assembling of five or more people 1km around the prison for security reasons and prevent any untoward incident. The ban order will be in force till Jayalalithaa leaves the jail premises," Joint Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar said. (IANS)  
AIADMK calls party legislators to Chennai
September 28, 2014 01:08 PM
The AIADMK party has asked all its legislative assembly members to be present at the party headquarters here Sunday, said a party official. The meeting is expected to choose the party's next chief minister following the conviction of the incumbent J. Jayalalithaa in the Rs.66-crore disproportionate assets case by a special court in Bangalore Saturday. Jayalalithaa has been sentenced to four years imprisonment and a fine of Rs.100 crore has been slapped on her. She is currently in a Bangalore jail. Tamil Nadu ministers, AIADMK party leaders and legislative assembly members are in Bangalore. The meeting at the party headquarters here is expected to be held in the evening. Source:IANS

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About All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam


Founded on 1972
FounderTamil film industry star, M.G. Ramachandran
Present prominent leaders of AIADMKJayalalithaa Jayaram, Dr. Ponnusamy Venugopal, C. Rajendran, S. Semmalai, P. Kumar, C. Sivasami
President of AIADMKJ. Jayalalithaa
Party typeCentre to Centre - left
PhilosophyProgressivism, Populism, Secular democracy, Gandhian secularism, Egalitarianism, Social justice, Federalism, Social conservatism, Nationalism
Election symbol
Party typeState Party
Seats in Lok Sabha9 out of 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha7 out of 245
Head office address #226, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone no.044 - 28130787, 044 - 28132266
Fax044 – 2813510
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is a breakaway faction of the parent party Dravida
Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) formed in 1972 by a veteran and popular Tamil film industry star, M.G Ramachandran, hero-worshipped famously as MGR. The AIADMK is a state party and has its mass base mainly in the state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Its political position is centrist with an ideology of social democracy. AIADMK is one of the two prominent Dravidian political parties in India. It is said that MGR was initiated into the mould of politics by Annadurai, the then-President of DMK. So inspired was MGR with Annadurai’s ideology, that he became instrumental in the DMK coming to power in Tamil Nadu in 1967. But soon after, with Annadurai’s death, M. Karunanidhi was elected the party President of the DMK and CM of Tamil Nadu eventually, in 1969.

Major political and administrative differences started widening the gulf between Karunanidhi and MGR. Within a very short time span, MGR formed his own political party under the name AIADMK. With his calibre and aura, the people of Tamil Nadu increasingly aligned with MGR, popularly referred as Puratchi Thalaivar (Revolutionary Leader). Soon, the DMK was being charged with corruption-allegations from the other state parties as well as from the Centre in Delhi. MGR from AIADMK was elected as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977, and ruled for a period of 10 years, winning many hearts and minds of the common people. With his death, there was a succession crisis over who would become the president of AIADMK—MGR’s wife, famous Tamil star Janaki Ramachandran or former Tamil film star-turned-politician Ms. J. Jayalalithaa. Due to this crisis in

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the internal realms of the party and due to the absence of the political dynamism of MGR, the DMK rose to power in the state assembly elections of 1989, almost after a period of 12 years. With this eminent danger in sight, the AIADMK resolved its internal issue and swept back to power in the 1991 Tamil Nadu assembly elections. The present President of AIADMK and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is Jayalalithaaa. The party head-quarters is at Royapettah, Chennai.

Election Symbol and its Significance

The Election Symbol of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is "two leaves". This symbol has a prominent history. When MGR died in 1987 and the major clash over taking-over the AIADMK began between Janaki Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, the Election Commission of India refused to recognize both these factions of the AIADMK as a true successor of MGR. As a result, separate electoral symbols were assigned to both these groups. The Janaki Ramachandran faction was allotted the symbol of "two doves" and the Jayalalithaa faction was allotted the symbol of "crowing cock".

However, with the party breaking up further and the DMK’s rise to power, the crisis was resolved and Jayalalithaa restored the "two leaves" symbol of the AIADMK in 1989. The symbol is supposed to indicate that Jayalalithaa, lovingly called Amma, is two times the magnificence of other leaders. In other words, Jayalalithaa specifically or any other leader of the AIADMK, will work double for its people, as compared to other leaders or parties. Thus, the people can attest immense faith in the AIADMK and its leader, for the betterment of the state.

Leaders of the Party

The leaders of the AIADMK, who are also their national representatives and executives, are the following:
  • Jayalalithaa Jayaram, President and General Secretary of AIADMK-Commonly called Jayalalitha, she has been popular as the second elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. This is her 4thterm in office, and she preceded M. Karunanidhi of the DMK as CM. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1984-1989. The Tamil Nadu government honored her with the prestigious "Kalaimamani" Award in 1972.
  • Dr. Ponnusamy Venugopal, Secretary of the Medical Wing of AIADMK-He is a member of the 15thLok Sabha, and has been elected from the Thiruvallur constituency in Tamil Nadu.
  • C. Rajendran, AIADMK- He is a member of the 15thLok Sabha, and has been elected from the Chennai South constituency in Tamil Nadu.
  • S. Semmalai, AIADMK- He is a member of the 15thLok Sabha, and has been elected from the Salem constituency in Tamil Nadu.
  • P. Kumar, AIADMK- He is a member of the 15thLok Sabha, and has been elected from 24- Tiruchirapalli constituency in Tamil Nadu.
  • C. Sivasami, AIADMK- He is a member of the 15thLok Sabha, and has been elected from the 18- Tiruppur constituency in Tamil Nadu.


As a regional political party, the AIADMK has made a number of significant contributions to the political scenario of the country. Some of these are listed below:
  • MGR involved himself in a number of philanthropic activities and initiations. He was the first donor to donate a large sum of 75,000 rupees to Indian Army, during the important Indo-China War in 1962. He also helped the distressed and needy in critical times like floods, fires, riots etc.
  • MGR built a number of educational institutes under his personal supervision. This he did to spread the beautiful message of education, literacy and awareness to the under-privileged sections of the society primarily.
  • The AIADMK initiated a number of fiscal and general policies to help farmers, SC/ST/OBCs, pregnant women, teachers, handloom weavers and physically challenged individuals. For example, the AIADMK introduced the distribution of bio-pesticides, certified seeds, soil health cards, and gypsum etc. to farmers. It has introduced urban cooperative banks for self-help maternity loans during pregnancy of a woman as well as the delivery of the child. It has very significantly introduced the Nutrition-integrated Child Development Service Scheme.
  • There is a fund called the National Teachers Welfare Fund, for teachers introduced by AIADMK.
  • During the December 2004 Tsunami, the Tamil Nadu government, headed by Jayalalitha, introduced various schemes and financial policies to attract huge profit, which was directed to help the tsunami victims.

Contact Details

  • Official Website of AIADMK-
  • Head-Office Address of AIADMK- #226, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Contact Numbers:044 - 28130787, 044 - 28132266
  • Fax:044 – 2813510
  • Email

Last Updated on September 17, 2014

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