Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)
Abbreviation PMK
Leader G. K. Mani
Founder Dr. S. Ramadoss
Founded 1989
Headquarters Villupuram District, Tindivanam, Chennai – 604001, Tamil Nadu
Student wing
Youth wing
Women’s wing
Labour wing
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
ECI Status State Party
National convener
Seats in Lok Sabha 1 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha – / 245
Election symbol  Pattali Makkal Katchi
Helpline 04147- 222709
Email id
Official Website
Alliance National Democratic Alliance (1998-2004, 2014-Present)
United Progressive Alliance (2004-2009, 2011-13)
United National Progressive Alliance (2009-2010)

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) Leaders Party History Candidate List

PMK was founded by Dr S Ramadoss an activist on 16 July 1989. Ahead of the 2004 elections, PMK joined the broad Tamil political front Democratic Progressive Alliance where the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Indian Union Muslim League were also members.

PMK was able to obtain a significant share of power both in the regional Government in Tamil Nadu and the Central Government due to a significant number of seats they obtained which helped the United Progressive Alliance ( UPA-I ) to form the Government.

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) Leaders

  • Founder-Leader of PMK S. Ramadoss
  • President of PMK G.K. Mani
  • Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Anbumani Ramadoss.
  • Former Minister of State for Food Processing Industries N.T. Shanmugam
  • Former Union Minister A.K. Moorthy.
  • Leader of minority wing of PMK Mohamed Amukurajuddin.
  • Former Union Minister of Railways Rangasamy Velu.

PMK contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha election in an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA and its candidate Anbumani Ramadoss won from Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency, where he is one of two non-AIADMK MPs from Tamil Nadu the other being from its ally BJP.

Under the leadership of Ramadoss, PMK was able to obtain a significant share of power both in the regional government in Tamil Nadu and the central government, primarily due to coalition pressures. Ramadoss’s son, Anbumani Ramadoss, was the Health Minister in the government. Ramadoss, being the leader of a PMK party helped his caste people to come up.