Amid speculations over the post of Tamil Nadu BJP president which is lying vacant, two important meetings took place on Wednesday. While Tamil Maanila Congress president G K Vasan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan met superstar Rajinikanth in Chennai. Vasan on Wednesday had a one-to-one meeting with… Continue reading "G K Vasan meets Modi, Ponnar meets Rajini"
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Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping Pon Radhakrishnan Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s tenure is “unlikely to last long.” Speaking to reporters, he likened Sasikala loyalist Edappadi K Palaniswami’s position as Chief Minister to that of one seated on a rented chair. “Sitting on one’s own chair at home is different. But sitting on a… Continue reading "Edappadi Palaniswami sitting in rented chair: Pon Radhakrishnan"
Expressing doubts whether the newly sworn-in Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government in Tamil Nadu would continue after Saturday’s floor test, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan today said “only God knows its fate.” “Will Palaniswami-led government continue to remain in power till tomorrow? Only God knows its fate,” Radhakrishnan said. Radhakrishnan said the Tamils had to hang their heads in shame following the… Continue reading "Only God knows the fate of Palaniswami govt: Pon Radhakrishnan"
Union minister for road transport and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, met Jallikattu protesters and assured them that he would meet prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss steps for the conduct of Jallikattu. Speaking to reporters, he said, “We support those who are protesting in peaceful manner for Jallikattu. We sincerely want the sport to happen. But we are unable to do… Continue reading "Pon Radhakrishnan meets Jallikattu protesters, give assurance"
As Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK celebrated the birth centenary of its late founder and Chief Minister MG Ramachandran (MGR), some of his relatives joined the BJP. At a brief function at Bharatiya Janata Party’s state headquarters Kamalalayam in Chennai, Leelavathi, daughter of MGR’s elder brother M G Chakrapani, and her son Praveen among other family members enrolled themselves in the… Continue reading "MGR relatives join BJP"
Bharatiya Janata Party state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan has said the BJP or Hindu organisations are not responsible for the violent incidents happened in Coimbatore after the murder of a Hindu Munnani functionary. While Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan has asked police to probe whether the killers of Hindu Munnani functionary, C Sasikumar, had any link with terrorists in Pakistan. He… Continue reading "Pon Radhakrishnan, Tamilisai want deep probe into Coimbatore murder, violence"
Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to discuss road projects in the state and lauded her for “patiently” handling the ongoing Cauvery crisis. Speaking to reporters after meeting her at the Secretariat in Chennai, the senior BJP leader said discussions centered around central road projects in Tamil… Continue reading "Why Pon Radhakrishnan met Jayalalithaa?"
Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan today distanced himself from the comments made by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, who said on Sunday that jallikattu (taming of bulls) is a dangerous sport. Speaking to reporters in Nagercoil today, Radhakrishnan said jallikattu would sure be conducted and even cricket and kabadi too are dangerous sports. Meanwhile, Maneka’s comments have… Continue reading "Pon Radhakrishnan distances himself from Maneka Gandhi’s Jallikattu comments"
Pon Radhakrishnan wants strict action against ganja candy gang: Senior BJP leader and union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan on Monday, said stringent action should be taken against those involved in the selling of chocolates laced with sedatives (ganja) in Chennai. Talking to journalists in Chennai airport, he said, “it is unacceptable that ganja… Continue reading "Pon Radhakrishnan wants strict action against ganja candy gang"
Pon Radhakrishnan wants TN to strengthen intelligence system: Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has alleged that it was due to the failure of Tamil Nadu police intelligence wing that a suspected ISIS terrorist was able to reside and run a shop in Tiruppur. Speaking to reporters in Erode, he said, “The present police… Continue reading "Pon Radhakrishnan wants TN to strengthen intelligence system"