Personality Watch – S Ramadoss

One of the most important power players in TN politics today is the PMK founder S Ramadoss. Ramadoss was a doctor by profession before he decided to plunge into politics. He enjoys considerable support in the Vanniyar community, a dominant caste in the northern parts of TN especially in Chennai, Tiruchi, Salem, Cuddalore, and Kancheepuram districts.

His outfit the PMK has always had a violent past. In fact his rivalry with DPI founder Thirumavalavan is well known. However, the two have patched up since. In the recent past, Ramadoss has also had clashes with big wings in the Tamil film industry. His denunciation of Rajnikanth prior to the release of film 'Baba' is well known to all. In spite of all this, Ramadoss still enjoys considerable clout. This is because of the concentration of his supporters in key swing districts.

His equation with Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha has always been mixed. Ramadoss has switched sides between ADMK and DMK on numerous occasions. This election, Ramadoss's PMK is contesting as part of the DMK led DPA alliance. His party is contesting in 31 seats. With a close election on the cards, Ramadoss is likely to play a crucial role in the formation of the next government.

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5 comments so far

  1. Karthikeyan Muthurajan on

    Only in this election he didnt change his allaince. He was with JJ in 2001 assembly elections and with KK in Lokshaba 2004. His son is union minister. He is not ready to come out of the alliance, by lossing that

  2. Anonymous on

    dear friends
    do you thing that the pmk is the only party shifting its camp in the elections.all the party is working on the principles of opertunitism and the circumstances of time and peoples favouring to throw out the ruling party.everyone know that vaiko is a leader for his principles but what happened…. so there is no permanent enemy or friend in politcs this is might be modern politics.so blaming one party is not a good judgement

  3. Mohan on

    Hello guys
    DR.Iyya is a great and gorgeous person.his words are manthra for us.he admire us in all aspects. he is great leader for so many millons.Many philanthropic person are followers of him. So he know which is good people and his supporters.He do make always right decision at right time.

  4. Mohan on

    Hello guys
    DR.Iyya is a great and gorgeous person.his words are manthra for us.he admire us in all aspects. he is great leader for so many millons.Many philanthropic person are followers of him. So he know which is good for people and for his supporters.He do make always right decision at right time.

  5. Arun on

    Long Live Dr.Iyya


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