Sri MGR Year 96, 21st May, Tuesday
May 22nd 1973 is the 40th Anniversary of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s party ADMK won its first election victory in Dindukal.
The election was held on May 20th 1973 just 9 days from the Magnum Opus release of Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. The expectations are very high. This is the day in the History of Tamil Nadu an Actor who was lifted by his caring people of Tamil Nadu to the undisputed position of Chief Minister and Party Leader of all time. MGR who then became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977 till 1987 to his last breath a record unparallel to this day.
Below is the article that already posted in our MGR Blog.
When MGR was ousted from DMK on 10th October 1972, his fans and public were against such an atrocious act. MGR came to understand that the people wishing him to start a party. On 17th October 1972 MGR formed Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in front of Millions.
The party was not even 8 months old when by election for Dindukal Lok Sabha Constituency was announced. MGR was in the field of releasing Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. There was hurdles placed before him by the ruling party. The theater owners were threatened some withdrew from the agreement most of them stood on the side of MGR. Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was released on 11.5.1973 and the response was recorded in history.
After the stupendous success news MGR turned his attention to Dindukal Lok Sabha, he announced Mayadevar a lawyer to contest on behalf of ADMK. MGR Fans club members voluntarily entered into election campaign one such member was MGR Devotee S.Vinod, he said that people expectations were that ADMK will surely win the election, but DMK propagated false news, MGR fans did not cared they did their job with 100% dedication and lifted their Leader from an Actor to an undefeated Political Party Leader.
The election was held on 20.5.1973 and the result was announced on 22.5.1973, the seeds of victory sown by the people and the first victory of ADMK and also that this election recognized MGR as one of most important Political Power of Tamil Nadu to reckon with. It is not an easy task for a budding political party and the Party Leader MGR with one hand fighting with his film career and another contesting in this election, 8 month old ADMK against three big parties (Syndicate Congress, DMK and Indira Congress).
The DMK party printed posters before the results that MGR has suffered the defeat. But the result was different the one they imagined.
Poll Date : 20.5.1973
Total Voters : 6,43,704
Votes Polled : 5,05,253
Party Candidate Name Votes received
(ADMK) K.Mayadevar - 2,60,824
(Syndicate Congress) V.C.Sithan - 1,19,032
(DMK) Pon Muthuramalingam - 93,496
(Congress (I) Seemaisamy - 11,423
Seemai Samy of Congress (I), Suryamuthu, Sethrama Devar, Govindasamy, Vadhadesikan lost their deposit. ADMK won the by election by a margin of 1,41,792 votes a record unbeatable by any new party in India. And it has received nearly 52% of the votes polled.
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