Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today asked the main opposition party DMK to approach the one-man commission headed by retired Madras High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan and submit whatever matter they wanted to before it in the Thoothukudi anti-sterlite protests issue. DMK staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu assembly after being denied permission to raise some issue… Continue reading "DMK walks out from Assembly over Thoothukudi issue"
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said that the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi were instigated by Opposition parties and anti-social elements for vested interests. Speaking to the media, he said, “The government of Tamil Nadu is taking all legal efforts to close the Sterlite Copper Plant in Thoothukudi. Section 144 was imposed so there are no untoward incidents occur. Despite… Continue reading "CM blames oppn, anti-socials for Tuticorin firing; Stalin arrested after dharna"
DMK has exhorted its cadres to work towards making party patriarch M Karunanidhi’s 94th birthday, which marks the diamond jubilee of his legislative career, on June 3 a turning point in the country’s politics. In an epistle, Stalin made the appeal as the party gears up for the celebrations for which it has invited several political leaders, including Congress vice-president… Continue reading "DMK’s big plans for Karunanidhi’s birthday"
The main opposition DMK has threatened to intensify protests if the Central and State governments failed to create the opportunity to hold jallikattu this season in Tamil Nadu. Speaking to reporters, DMK treasurer MK Stalin said, “DMK will organise a massive stir.” He asked reporters to confront Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and Tamil Nadu BJP president Dr Tamilisai Soundarrajan as… Continue reading "DMK to intensify protest for Jallikattu"
M Karunanidhi-led DMK today named its candidates for contesting polls for Aravakurichi and Thanjavur Assembly constituencies and for the bypoll in Thiruparankundram Assembly constituency, scheduled on November 19. According to a party release, K.C. Palanisamy would contest in Aravakurichi, Anjugam Bhoopathy in Thanjavur and P. Saravanan in Thiruparankundram Assembly constituencies. Earlier in the day, senior DMK leaders held an interview… Continue reading "DMK names candidates for Aravakurichi, Thanjavur, Thirupparan kundram"
The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Friday turned down a demand by the main opposition DMK to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the Cauvery river water issue. “For sure, I feel there is no necessity to convene the state Assembly, pass a resolution and hold an all-party meeting on the issue,” veteran AIADMK leader and party Organising Secretary… Continue reading "AIADMK turns down DMK’s demand for all-party meet"
A DMK functionary attempted to commit suicide by self-immolation near the party district headquarters in Coimbatore on Sunday, for denying him ticket to contest the coming local body polls, even as 50 party workers staged a protest by covering their mouths with black clothes. Murugesan R, party’s ward 21 secretary, attempted to set himself ablaze in protest against the nomination… Continue reading "DMK members attempts self-immolation over denial of ticket"
AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has called for applications from party aspirants who wish to contest the forthcoming local body elections. Application forms will be issued from district level offices for other local bodies and for Chennai Corporation, and can be collected from the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai from September 16. She designated office-bearers of the party… Continue reading "AIADMK, DMK gear up for local body elections"
DMK members staged walk out today from the Greater Chennnai Corporation Council meeting, protesting remarks made by mayor Saidai Duraisamy against DMK president M Karunanidhi. Meanwhile, the last session of the present council has been extended by a day and it will end tomorrow. On Thursday too, drama prevailed in the Chennai corporation council meet with councillors of AIADMK and… Continue reading "DMK Councillors walk out from Chennai Corporation meeting"
DMK treasurer M K Stalin will lead a protest meeting in Coimbatore on September 3 against Kerala government’s move to construct a dam across Siruvani and also Tamil Nadu government’s ‘failure’ to take any action against this. In a statement, DMK president M Karunanidhi said that the districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode would become deserts if Kerala is given… Continue reading "Stalin to lead DMK’s protest against Kerala"