Makkal Sakthi was launched in July 25, 2009 by a team of youth who were fulltime activists of Makkal Sakthi Eiyakkam founded by Dr.M.S.Udayamurthy. Our launch was a very simple one from Chennai Press Club releasing the party flag and the 40 page policy booklet (Pictures of MSK Launch)
When MSK's functions were slowly gearing up, Lok Satta Party founded by Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) was spearheading to start its chapter in all the States in India. A team of friends in Tamil Nadu were actively planning to start Lok Satta's Tamil Nadu Chapter in the name of Makkal Aatchi. Since most of the policies of MSK and Lok Satta were same, in May 2010, Makkal Aatchi team and founders of MSK met and decided to convert MSK itself as the Tamil Nadu Chapter of Lok Satta Party. The public launch of Makkal Sakthi as Lok Satta Party's Tamil Nadu chapter was held on Saturday, 28 Aug,2010 in the presence of Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan (JP), founder and President of the Lok Satta Party, Surendra Srivastava, State President of Maharashtra, Ashwin Mahesh, core team member of Karnataka unit of the party, Mr. Elango Rangaswamy, noted social activist and Panchayat President from Kuthambakkam and few other prominent citizens of Tamil Nadu.
Makkal Sakthi in Tamil means "People's Power Party" which is an absolute translation of Lok Satta Party.