Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has come down heavily on Tamil Nadu political leaders Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan, Ramadoss and Pazha Nedumaran. In a statement, he said these leaders never took any step to fulfil the basic needs of Sri Lankan Tamils, but are indulging in selfish and opportunistic politics. “At a time when many political leaders… Continue reading "Namal Rajapaksa slams Vaiko, Ramadoss, Thiruma"
Leaders cutting across party lines and top stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan on Thursday greeted DMK working president M K Stalin on his 65th birthday. MDMK general secretary Vaiko said, “Stalin should live long and govern the State for a long time.” He also handed him his new book. Vaiko also vowed to safeguard and protect Stalin. Tamil Nadu Congress… Continue reading "Rajini, Kamal come together for Stalin; Vaiko’s special vow"
CPI(M), one of the constituents in the People Welfare Front, has distputed MDMK general secretary and PWF convenor Vaiko’s claim that naming DMDK president Vijayakanth as CM candidate was a mistake. K Balakrishnan, state secretariat member of the CPI (M), said, “projecting Vijayakanth was a correct decision. There are many reasons behind the poor performance of the PWF in the… Continue reading "Vaiko, CPI(M) divided over naming Vijayakanth as CM candidate"
The uncertainty in the four-party People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) about taking part in an all-party meeting convened by the DMK to discuss the Cauvery river water sharing dispute continued despite hectic parleys that went beyond midnight to keep the coalition intact. After the party’s executive committee adopted a resolution on Monday afternoon, VCK president Thirumavalavan along with his party senior… Continue reading "Cracks emerge in PWF, as Thiruma opposes Vaiko’s decision to not attend DMK meet"
A court in Chennai has acquitted Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko in a sedition case. It held him not guilty of supporting the banned terror outfit LTTE in a case dating back to 2008. Pronouncing the judgement in a packed court hall, the sessions judge said the charges against Vaiko were not proved. The Q branch police had… Continue reading "Vaiko acquitted in sedition case"
Scores of political workers and leaders, including DMK treasurer M K Stalin, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan and MDMK general secretary Vaiko, today joined farmers in rail roko for Cauvery issue. The two-day strike has been called by various farmers’ organisations to condemn the Centre’s stance in the Supreme Court against setting up of the Cauvery Management Board and to urge… Continue reading "Stalin, Vaiko, Thiruma join farmers for rail roko over Cauvery issue"
A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited Apollo Hospital in Chennai to enquire the health of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, MDMK general secretary Vaiko today made a visit tot he hospital. He enquired with the doctors team about the treatment being given to the chief minister. Puthiya Tamizhagam president Dr Krishnasamy too visited the hospital today, it… Continue reading "Vaiko visits Apollo Hospital to enquire Jaya health"
Normal life remained uncrippled in Chennai city and its suburbs, while it was affected in Cauvery Delta districts, as the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by various Tamil Nadu farmers associations with the backing of almost all the opposition parties on the vexatious Cauvery issue, evoked mixed response today. Police said tight vigil was being maintained and no attempts to mar public… Continue reading "Mixed response to bandh in TN; Stalin, Vaiko, Thiruma arrested"
A farmer was killed when an SUV reportedly owned by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko hit him at Ulundurpet on Saturday night. Vaiko was however not in the vehicle when the incident happened The 45-year-old farmer, Sakthivel, died on the spot after his two-wheeler was hit by the SUV belonging to Vaiko at Vandipalayam near Ulundurpet on… Continue reading "Vaiko’s car mows down farmer"
Leaders welcome HC order of CBI probe into Rs 570 crore seizure: Political leaders, including DMK treasurer and leader of opposition M K Stalin, MDMK general secretary Vaiko, PMK founder S Ramadoss and VCK supremo Thol Thirumavalavan have welcomed the Madras high court ordering CBI investigation into the seizure of Rs 570 crore from three containers near Tirupur. Stalin said… Continue reading "Leaders welcome HC order of CBI probe into Rs 570 crore seizure"