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"
DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday said his party would not be unnerved by the ruling AIADMK or the police and would continue to “grow”. He said this while addressing a public meeting in Chennai to protest against the suspension of 79 DMK MLAs for a week by Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker last week. “DMK has not feared any challenge,… Continue reading "DMK won’t get cowed down by AIADMK or cops: Karunanidhi"
Chief minister J Jayalalithaa today came down heavily on DMK president M Karunanidhi and DMK treasurer and leader of opposition M K Stalin. Speaking after she moved the demands for grants for home department, she wanted to know why Karunanidhi, who has not been suspended, failed to turn up at the Assembly today. She said the non-suspended DMK members boycotted… Continue reading "Jaya challenges Karunanidhi, Stalin; HC refuses to stay DMK MLAs’ suspension"
The city police on Sunday registered a case of unlawful assembly against M K Stalin, leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly M K Stalin, and 60 other DMK legislators for conducting a mock assembly outside the secretariat on Friday without permission. A case had been filed in Fort Police station as DMK MLAs gathered inside the premises… Continue reading "Case against Stalin, 60 DMK MLAs for mock Assembly"