The party of the Greens in Tamilnadu/India:
the offshoot of DRAVIDA MUNNETRAKAZHAGAM is born out of historical necessity to mould the policies in tune with the changing needsof times and to catch the imagination of the Tamil people in the dawn of the next millenium. Nowhere in human society people were compartmentalized into castes in the name of religion by the invaders and kept under captivity for centuries together. The archaeological excavations at Mohenjadaro and Harappa bySirJohn Marshall brought to the fore the rich civilization of Dravidians. Dr.Caldwell's Comparative Grammar of DravidianLanguages highlighted that Tamil is the Mother of Dravidian language school and a primary classical language of the world. At the same time the oppressed sections of society revolted against caste tyranny. In such a compelling historical moment AdvocateJOHN RATHINAM, a leader of dalits founded Dravida Kazhagam in 1892. With an interval of some years after that first abortive attempt, the SouthIndian Welfare and Rights Movement otherwise known as Justice Party emerged in the scene in 1916. As moderates in Justice Party were applying brakes for the onward march of the social revolution initiated by PERIYAR E.V.RAMASAMY, a new transformation was carried forward by DRAVIDA KAZHAGAM.
The realization that social revolution sans power will not deliver goods led to the birth of DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM in September 17/1949. ARINGNAR ANNA
led the party to citadels of power in 1967 but his demise orphaned the movement. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by Aringnar Anna's successor Dr. KALAIGNAR M. KARUNANITHI bacame a victim of the evil designs of Indian National Congress, the power crazy fascist party, which engineered splits in opposition parties to enable it to remain in the saddle at the Central Government of India. A matinee idol became a convenient tool to reverse the march of the rationalist movement and the historical resurgence of the Dravidian Peoples. ANNA DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM came into existence in October 1972. Once again DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM split and MARUMALARCHI DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHGAM was formed due to personality clashes. Aghast at thedivision after division that buried all the achievement of century old Dravidian movement an outfit DRAVIDA ILAIGNAR PERVAIaimed at unifying the youth divided between the three Dravidian parties emerged on 25th January 1994 in front of the statue of Student leader Rajendran of Annamalai University who lost his life to the bullets of police during Anti-Hindi agitation of 1965. N. Nandhivarman who led this organization felt the need to fill the vacuum for a Greens party in Tamilnadu and registered DRAVIDA PERAVAI as a party with theELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA with effect from 30.10.96