Cracks emerged in the DMK-Congress alliance on Friday ahead of the indirect elections to key posts in the rural local bodies with the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee accusing the DMK of not adhering to the coalition dharma and not allotting enough posts of chairman to panchayat unions. In a statement, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri said, “It… Continue reading "Rift in DMK alliance, Cong upset with allocation of seats in civic polls"
The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes and heated exchanges following a remark made in ‘singular’ against a Minister by a DMK MLA, who also tore the copies of the Governor’s address and threw at the Speaker’s chair resulting in his suspension for the rest of the session. The contentious CAA and the opposition to it resonated in… Continue reading "TN Assembly: DMK creates ruckus, stages walkout, MLA suspended"
DMK today went ahead with its rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act planned despite the Chennai Police refusing permission citing security reasons. The DMK was backed by an order of the Madras High Court, which held a late-night hearing on a Sunday, that neither stayed nor allowed the rally. The court, while seeking to know why permission was denied, told… Continue reading "DMK conducts protest without permission, cops monitor with drones"
The DMK has filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against officials, including the Tamil Nadu State Election Commissioner, for disobeying orders on granting quota to women and SC and ST candidates in the upcoming local body polls in Tamil Nadu. In its contempt plea filed through lawyer Amit Anand Tiwari, the DMK has… Continue reading "TN civic polls: DMK moves Supreme Court once again"
Actor-producer and DMK youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin was detained by the police today after he staged a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Chennai. Along with scores of DMK workers, Udhayanidhi staged the sudden protest and attempted to tear copies of the Bill. Following this, he was arrested, reports said. DMK president M K Stalin has condemned Chief Minister… Continue reading "Udhayanidhi Stalin arrested"
Politician, film producer, actor and author Pazha Karuppaiah has resigned from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He joined the party after quitting the AIADMK. He was also a former MLA. Alleging that the party was being run like a corporate firm, he said that he was tired of it. “So, I met DMK president M K Stalin and announced my decision… Continue reading "Senior leader resigns from DMK, says party functions like corporate firm"
The DMK on Wednesday filed a fresh petition before the Supreme Court to strike down the election notification for local body polls in Tamil Nadu, issued by the State Election Commission (SEC) on December 2, 2019. The notification announced dates for the polls to only rural local bodies, and was silent about the poll schedule for town panchayats, municipalities and… Continue reading "Will civic polls happen or not? Crucial decision by SC based on DMK petition"
The main opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam today named N Pugazhendi as its candidate for the Vikravandi by-election. In a statement, DMK president M K Stalin said f will contest the by-poll with the support of DMK’s alliance partners. The DMK has reached an understanding with its alliance partner Congress for nominations to the by-elections to Vikravandi and Nanguneri Assembly constituencies,… Continue reading "DMK announces candidate for Vikravandi by-election"
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M K Stalin today led the party’s MPs and MLAs to Karunanidhi’s memorial on Chennai’s Marina. The group walked on the Marina promenade with Stalin, Kanimozhi, Dayanidhi and TR Baalu leading the march. They placed wreaths at former Chief Ministers Anna and Karunanidhi’s memorials on the Marina, amidst slogans like ‘Thalabathiyin thalabathiye’ (Chief’s Chief), ‘Ezhundhu va’… Continue reading "DMK MPs reach Chennai, meet Stalin, visit Karunanidhi memorial"