Puthiya Tamilagam

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Puthiya Tamilagam
LeaderK. Krishnasamy
Founded15 December 1997 (26 years ago) (1997-12-15)
Social equity
Political positionCentre-right
Party flag
Puthiya Tamilagam Party Flag.jpg
Dr. K. Krishnasamy, founder and president of Puthiya Tamilagam Party

Puthiya Tamilagam is a caste political party based in Tamil Nadu, India.[1]


The PT contested the 1999 Lok Sabha elections[2] and ten seats in the 2001 state assembly elections, the latter in alliance with the DMK. It won no seats in either case.[citation needed]

In the 2009 elections to the Lok Sabha, K. Krishnasamy secured 1,16,685 votes in Tenkasi, while the victory margin was 35,324 votes.[citation needed]

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

The 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw PT join with the DMK as part of the Democratic Progressive Alliance. It contested just the Tenkasi constituency, where Krishnasamy lost by 161,774 votes to the AIADMK candidate, M. Vansanthi.[citation needed]

The PT allied with the DMK for the 2016 state assembly elections and contested the seats of Ottapidaram, Srivilliputhur, Krishnarajapuram and Vasudevanallur. Krishnasamy lost to Sundarraj of the AIADMK by 493 votes in Ottapidaram.[citation needed]

2019 Lok Sabha election Puthiya Tamilagam party joined the AIADMK-BJP-PMK alliance in Tamil Nadu as part of the National Democratic Alliance. PT was allocated one constituency to contest, with Krishnasamy standing in Tenkasi for the sixth time.[4]


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Farming main source of livelihood". The Hindu. 16 March 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Krishnasamy readies to fight in his stronghold Tenkasi for sixth time". The New Indian Express. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2020.

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