Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam

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Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam is a regional political party formed by Tamil film actor Vijayakanth[1] in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, along the lines of the regional Dravidian political parties. He announced the party's formation on 14 September 2005 at Madurai. The party head office is in Koyambedu, Chennai.This party contested in all 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu state assembly election in May 2006 with Vijayakanth contesting in Vridhachalam constituency. The party polled almost 30 lakh votes . All the candidates of the DMDK, with exception of Vijayakanth, lost the elections in 2006. The party won 29 seats in the 2011 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election and became the opposition party with Vijayakanth as the Leader of the Opposition.

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