Puthiya Tamilagam
AbbreviationPT
General SecretaryK. Krishnasamy
FounderK. Krishnasamy
Founded15 December 1997; 26 years ago (1997-12-15)
HeadquartersPothigai Illam,
1/2A, VGM Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034, Tamil Nadu, India.
Student wingPT Students' Wing
Youth wingPT Youth Wing
Women's wingPT Women's Wing
IdeologyNationalism
Social equity
Political positionCentre-right
Colours Red
Green
ECI StatusUnrecognised party
AllianceAIADMK-led Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
0 / 234
Number of states and union territories in government
0 / 31
Party flag
Website
www.ptparty.org
Dr. K. Krishnasamy
Founder of the party

The Puthiya Tamilagam (transl. New Tamilagam; abbr. PT) is an Indian regional political party in Tamil Nadu. It was founded by the former member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly K. Krishnasamy on 15 December 1997.[1]

Elections

1998 Indian General Election

Post the formation of the party in the end of 1997, the general assembly of the party decided to contest the 1998 Indian general election without any alliance. The party contested in fifteen constituencies in Tamilnadu such as: Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Sivakasi, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Periyakulam, Dindigul, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Pollachi, Tiruchengode, Rasipuram and Chennai Central constituencies.


1999 Indian General Election

The party joined the Tamil Maanila Congress alliance for the 1999 Indian general election. The alliance comprised parties such as Janata Dal, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Indian Union Muslim League and Kamaraj Aadhithanar Kazhagam. The party contested in ten constituencies with "Bullock Cart" symbol allocated to it.


2001 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election

For the 2001 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, the party joined the Democratic Progressive Alliance comprising Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Bharatiya Janata Party, and a few caste based parties. The party contested ten seats in lock symbol.


2004 Indian General Election

For the 2004 Indian general election, the party joined the People's Alliance comprising Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Makkal Tamil Desam Katchi, Janata Dal (United), Indian National League and Puratchi Council. The party was allocated two seats to contest in "Arrow" symbol.


2006 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election

The party made an alliance pact with Bahujan Samaj Party and contested 53 seats in "Elephant" symbol. The party also decided to contest in a few unresrved constituencies.


2011 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election

For the 2011 state elections, it allied with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party and won two seats: The party President Dr.K. Krishnasamy secured 71,330 votes in Ottapidaram constituency and A. Ramaswamy secured 75,124 votes in Nilakkottai constituency.[3]


2014 Indian general election

The 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the party aligned with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam as part of the Democratic Progressive Alliance. It contested the lone seat of Tenkasi constituency, where the party President Dr.K. Krishnasamy lost by 161,774 votes to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate, M. Vasanthi.[citation needed]


2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election

The party allied with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for the 2016 state assembly elections as part of the Democratic Progressive Alliance. The party contested the seats of Ottapidaram, Srivilliputhur, Krishnarayapuram and Vasudevanallur.


2019 Indian general election

For the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the partu joined the AIADMK-BJP-PMK-DMDK alliance in Tamil Nadu as part of the National Democratic Alliance. The party was allocated one constituency to contest.

2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election

For the 2011 state elections, the party contested alone in 55 seats in Tamil Nadu. The highest number of votes was 6,544, which was acquired by the party president Dr.K. Krishnasamy in Ottapidaram Assembly constituency.


2024 Indian general election

For the 2024 Lok Sabha election, Puthiya Tamilagam joined the AIADMK-led Alliance in Tamil Nadu.[5]

Members of Legislative Assembly (Tamil Nadu)

No Year Election Member Constituency
1 2011 14th Assembly K. Krishnasamy Ottapidaram
2 2011 14th Assembly A. Ramasamy Nilakottai

List of party leaders

Presidents

No. Portrait Name
Term in office
Assumed office Left office Time in office
1 K. Krishnasamy
(1952–)
15 December 1997 Incumbent 26 years, 205 days

Election history

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly

Year Party leader Alliance Seats
contested
Seats won Seats +/- Vote %
(in Tamil Nadu)
Total Votes Polled Vote swing
1996 Dr.K. Krishnasamy None 6
1 / 234
Increase1 0.33% 89,772 Increase0.33
2001 DPA 10
0 / 234
Decrease1 1.27% 3,55,171 Increase0.94
2006 None 53
0 / 234
Steady 0.50% 1,62,029 Decrease0.77
2011 AIADMK+ 2
2 / 234
Increase2 0.40% 1,46,454 Decrease0.37
2016 SPA 4
0 / 234
Decrease2 0.51% 2,19,830 Increase0.11
2021 None 55
0 / 234
Steady

Indian General Election

Year Lok Sabha Party leader Alliance Seats
contested
Seats won Seats +/- Vote %
(in Tamil Nadu)
Total Votes Polled Vote swing
1996 11th Lok Sabha Dr.K. Krishnasamy None 2
0 / 543
Steady 0.38% 1,00,994 New
1998 12th Lok Sabha None 15
0 / 543
Steady 1.74% 4,46,583 Increase1.36
1999 13th Lok Sabha TMC Alliance 10
0 / 543
Steady 2.09% 5,68,196 Increase0.35
2004 14th Lok Sabha People's alliance 5
0 / 543
Steady 0.44% 1,28,252 Decrease1.65
2009 15th Lok Sabha None 1
0 / 543
Steady 0.38% 1,16,685 Decrease0.06
2014 16th Lok Sabha DPA 1
0 / 543
Steady 0.66% 2,62,812 Increase0.28
2019 17th Lok Sabha NDA 1
0 / 543
Steady 0.83% 3,55,870 Increase0.17
2024 18th Lok Sabha AIADMK+ 1 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

See also

References

  1. ^ "Registered Unrecognised Parties". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Farming main source of livelihood". The Hindu. 16 March 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Jaya takes lead in seat deal". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Krishnasamy readies to fight in his stronghold Tenkasi for sixth time". The New Indian Express. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  5. ^ "அ.தி.மு.க.வுடனான பேச்சுவார்த்தை சுமுகமாக இருந்தது - கிருஷ்ணசாமி பேட்டி". Daily Thanthi (in Tamil). Retrieved 5 March 2024.