The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (transl. All India Anna Dravidian Progressive Federation; abbr. AIADMK) is an Indian regional party within the state of Tamil Nadu and union territory of Puducherry. AIADMK may be a dravidian party founded by M. G. Ramachandran (M.G.R) at Madurai on 17 October 1972 as a breakaway faction of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. From 9 February 1989 to five December 2016, AIADMK was led by J. Jayalalithaa, who served 6 times because the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on several occasions. The party has won majorities within the Tamil Nadu legislature seven times, making it the foremost successful political outfit within the states history. J. Jayalalithaa was referred to as the "Mother of AIADMK" and was highly popular among the Tamil populace until her death in 2016.It is currently the ruling party in Tamil Nadu and is a component of the Indian ruling political front National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The headquarters of the party is named Amma Anbu Maaligai, which is found at Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The building was donated to the party in 1986 by V. N. Janaki Ramachandran, M.G.Rs wife. Ideology The AIADMK sought to depoliticize the education policy of the govt by not insisting that education be the Tamil language. Policies of AIADMK were targeted to the poorer segments of Tamil society – poor, rickshaw pullers, and destitute women and centralizing the huge noon meal scheme for youngsters .There was ambivalence toward the reservation policy and interests of farmers. The AIADMK and its prime opposition party, the DMK posted an array of popular schemes targeting the human development index of the state. Both the parties have schemes listed within the election manifestos covering segments of the population including fishermen, farmers, and faculty children. Till the 2000s, the parties had welfare schemes like maternity assistance, subsidized conveyance , and academic grants. After the 2000s, the parties started competing at an increasing level for the distribution of commodity .
The AIADMK government distributed free cycles to class 11 and sophistication 12 students during its tenure of 2001–06. The DMK, in competition, promised free color televisions in its manifesto in 2006 assembly elections. The competition continued during the 2011 assembly elections when both parties announced free laptops for schools students and grinders mixers and fans for public.