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Which current political party of Tamil Nadu is named after CN Annadurai?

Last updated date: 21st Jun 2024
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Hint: CN Annadurai, served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1967 to 1969. DMK ( Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), was headed by Annadurai as secretary general by making DMK the first party to win state elections with a clear majority other than Indian National Congress.

Complete answer:
Option A: DK ( Dravidar Kazhagam), was founded by E.V.Ramasamy, it was a social movement aiming to eradicate the ills of caste-societies and untouchability. Its roots lie within the Self Respect movement in 1925,aimed at securing the complete independence of a Dravidian Republic.This option is incorrect.
Option B: DMK ( Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ), is a part of the Indian Political Front the United Progressive Alliance. It is a political party in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. This option is not correct.
Option C: Bharatiya Janata Party, was formed by Syama Prasad Mukherjee in 1951. its origin lies within the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. The ideology of BJP, pertains to a commitment to Hindutva and Integral humanism. The party was formed in collaboration with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS).This option is incorrect.
Option D: The ADMK ( Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) sought to depoliticize the education policy of the government by not insisting that education be the Tamil language. M.G.Ramachandran in 1972 launched ADMK, after the CN Annadurai. Their policies targeted the poorer segments of Tamil society – poor, rickshaw pullers, and destitute women and centralizing the massive noon meal scheme for children. The party is currently the ruling party in Tamil Nadu, and has won majorities in the Legislative Assembly seven times in Tamil Nadu. The headquarters of ADMK is located at Avvai Shanmugam Salai in Chennai. This is the correct option.
So, the correct answer is option D.

Note: Dravadian parties, directly or indirectly trace its inception from the Dravidian movement by Periyar E.V Ramasamy. The main aim of Dravadian politics is to achieve social equality by dismantling Brahmin hegemony.