• Updated: May 24, 2016 14:55 IST

Short for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or the Dravidian Progress Federation, the DMK was founded by former chief minister CN Annadurai after breaking away from the Dravidar Kazhagam. The DMK is also first regional party, to win state-level elections with a clear majority on its own in any state in India.

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