Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi

Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi (KMDK) is a political party in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The party's vote base is mainly concentrated in western districts of Tamil Nadu. It was a splinter party of Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam (KMK) The party has one Member of Parliament from Namakkal (Lok Sabha constituency) and his name is A. K. P. Chinraj.[1]

Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi
SecretaryE. R. Eswaran
Founded21 March 2013 (9 years ago) (2013-03-21)
HeadquartersAdministrative Office, Door no. 46, Sampath Nagar, Erode
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance (India) (2014-2019) United Progressive Alliance (2019-present)


On 21 March 2013, E. R. Eswaran launched a new Political Party, Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi (KMDK), from KMK after differences arose between him and KMK party president 'Best' Ramasamy.[2] He also became the general secretary of KMDK. He contested the May 2009 Loksabha elections as a KMK candidate in the Coimbatore constituency[3] and came third, securing 1.28 lakh votes. He also came third in the 2009 by election for Thondamuthur Assembly Constituency.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

KMDK is considered as a Gounder based caste outfit with presence in western districts of Tamilnadu i.e. Kongu Region.[11]

2014 Lok Sabha electionEdit

The party contested the 2014 Lok Sabha alliance as a part of National Democratic Alliance led by the BJP. Party General Secretary E. R. Eswaran contested in Pollachi Lok Sabha, the lone seat allotted for the party from the alliance and finished second with 276,118 votes.

2014 Indian general elections: Pollachi[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK C. Mahendran 417,092
Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi E. R. Eswaran 276,118
DMK Pongalur N. Palanisamy 251,829
INC K. Selvaraj 30,014
None of the Above(5) 12,947

2019 Lok Sabha electionEdit

The party has contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as part of United Progressive Alliance led by the DMK in Tamil Nadu.[13]

KMDK got Namakkal Lok Sabha Constituency Namakkal, a constituency known for concentrated Gounder population.[14] KMDK had fielded AKP Chinnaraj, the President of Tamilnadu Poultry Farmers Association[15] in DMK's Rising Sun symbol.[16]

The KMDK Candidate Won By a big margin (55.24%) in 2019 elections as the result announced and the party men celebrated their first ever electoral win since the launch of the party in Namakkal.

Also KMDK is considered to be played a pivotal role for the win of DMK in Kongu region which has been known as ADMK fort

2016 Tamil Nadu State electionsEdit

In 2016 elections,[17] the party contested alone in 72 constituencies predominantly in Kongu Nadu Region (Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Erode, Tiruppur, Dindugal, Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts of Tamilnadu).

KMDK lost in all 72 Assembly seats contested but polled 1. 70 Lakh votes.[18]

See alsoEdit


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  9. ^ "எல்.பி.பீ. கான்கிரீட் தள விவகாரம்: விவசாயிகள் மோதலை தவிர்க்க நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும் ஈஸ்வரன் அறிக்கை || Farmers must take action to avoid conflict Eswaran Report". Maalaimalar.com. 19 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
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