AIADMK

  • Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Modi, suggests she is better than him 21-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa took on her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a rally in the southern state on Monday. "I have brought inclusive growth in Tamil Nadu. Who is the best then? Gujarat's Modi or Tamil Nadu's lady?" she asked. Jayalalithaa's AIADMK shares an on-off relationship with...
  • Congress will now go alone in Tamil Nadu: Rahul Gandhi 21-04-2014 05:33 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said in future also, the party will stand alone in Tamil Nadu and bring a government liked by the people. Addressing an election rally in Ramanathapuram, about 520 km from Chennai, he said: I am proud to see Congress cadres working enthusiastically in...
  • Jayalalithaa's tirade against Modi continues 19-04-2014 10:00 PM

    Chennai: Continuing her tirade against BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday slammed their approach over the Cauvery issue involving upper riparian state Karnataka as she criticised her Gujarat counterpart over his comments on the fishermen issue. Referring to Modi's interview to a section of...
  • BJP not alternative to Congress, says D Raja 19-04-2014 06:29 PM

    Senior CPI leader D Raja on Saturday wondered why the AIADMK and the DMK were not attacking the "communal policy" of BJP and instead only criticising Narendra Modi on the Gujarat model of development. "The Dravidian parties only talk about Modi's politics and not about communalism," he told reporters in...
  • No funds to fight polls, Congress nominees in the lurch in Tamil Nadu 19-04-2014 12:05 PM

    At a time when the Dravidian majors, AIADMK and DMK, are campaigning intensely in as many ways as possible, including roping in film stars, the Congress campaign is lacklustre in Tamil Nadu as the party is bereft of allies and its candidates short of funds to run the show. With...
  • Kanyakumari: Will AAP spoil the party for traditional players? 19-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Kanyakumari: While the Aam Aadmi Party is making headlines in the North, it is also something to watch out for down South this election. In Kanyakumari, it is a six-cornered contest with two former MPs and MLAs in the poll fray. But the entry of anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar as...
  • Jayalalithaa launches mobile campaign, calls up voters 17-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Scaling up the party's electioneering, the ruling AIADMK has launched its "mobile phone campaign" in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeks votes in a pre-recorded audio message. In a two minute message, Jayalalithaa introduces herself and seeks vote for AIADMK's two leaves symbol for a "prosperous India ". "I am your...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Several issues, many players in North Chennai 17-04-2014 10:57 AM

    AIADMK is vigorously campaigning to wrest the DMK citadel of North Chennai constituency, where DMDK and CPM are trying their luck. While the race is mainly between DMK, which has been winning the seat for successive five terms and the AIADMK, NDA partner DMDK hopes to make inroads this time,...
  • TN far ahead of Gujarat, says AIADMK 15-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Chennai: In a sharp attack on Narendra Modi and his Gujarat model of development, ruling AIADMK on Tuesday claimed Tamil Nadu was far ahead of that state in several indices, including attracting investments, and said his "gimmicks" would not work in the state. "It is only the two leaves (AIADMK...
  • Jayalalithaa pitches for non-Congress, non-BJP government 15-04-2014 07:26 PM

    Arani: Days after attacking BJP, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday raised the pitch for a non-Congress and non-BJP government at Delhi after the Lok Sabha polls. Jayalalithaa, whose party had attended a meeting of the Third Front in Delhi ahead of elections, however, in a cautious approach...
  • Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi's challenge for open debate on Cauvery 15-04-2014 05:54 PM

    AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on accepted the gauntlet thrown by her arch-rival DMK president M Karunanidhi for an open debate on the Cauvery issue, saying she was prepared to face him in the state assembly. Repeatedly charging Karunanidhi with betraying the state on the emotive...
  • AIADMK is not a B-team of the BJP: Jayalalithaa 15-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Chennai: Hitting at the BJP yet again, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that the AIADMK is not a B team to the BJP. She reiterated her old stand that she is not supporting the Congress or the BJP after the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an election meeting, Jaya...
  • No Rajinikanth star power for the BJP in Tamil Nadu 14-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Chennai: As the dust settles in Poes Garden after BJP leader Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's residence in Chennai, the question is just how much of a difference will the meeting make to the saffron party's campaign in Tamil Nadu. Driving straight to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's house, the...
  • Karunanidhi flays Modi for attacking DMK 14-04-2014 04:29 PM

    DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday denounced BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for saying that the AIADMK and the DMK were taking Tamil Nadu's people for granted. Modi made the remarks at an election rally in Chennai. He added that the two Tamil parties were not bothered about people's...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Hectic campaigning on in Puducherry 14-04-2014 11:37 AM

    With just over a week to go for the polls, the Union Territory is witnessing hectic campaigning by candidates who are straining every sinew to secure the lone Lok Sabha seat. As many as 30 contestants are in the fray for the April 24 elections with the major fight being...
  • DMK, AIADMK take people for granted, out to destroy each other: Modi 13-04-2014 09:24 PM

    Chennai: In an effort to reach out to the voters of Tamil Nadu, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched an attack on the the two regional parties in the state and presented his party as an alternative to the DMK and the AIADMK. "When DMK and AIADMK are in...
  • TN Minister hits out at Karunanidhi, Stalin 13-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Madurai: Hitting out at DMK, Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju on Sunday said Stalin or Karunanidhi had no right to talk about the law and order situation in the state. Addressing an election meeting in Madurai, Raju said it was Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who freed the city from "hooligans...
  • Cases filed against Tamil actress Vindhya 12-04-2014 09:39 PM

    Tamil film actress Vindhya and some AIADMK functionaries were booked on Saturday for campaigning without obtaining proper permission in the city, police said. Vindhya, one of a few film personalities undertaking campaigning for the ruling party in Tamil Nadu on Friday, seeking votes for AIADMK Candidate Mahendran, police said. The...
  • LS polls: Kanimozhi attacks Jayalalithaa 12-04-2014 06:47 PM

    Kanimozhi campaigning in Vellore for IUML's Abdul Rahman questions Jayalalithaa's competency on managing the power situation in TN. She asks how can a CM who's in charge of State and TN Electricity Board say that there is a conspiracy to decrease power supply. She further questions why Jayalalithaa can change...
  • LS polls: DMK, Congress combine allege cash distribution by AIADMK 12-04-2014 05:23 PM

    Chennai: Three major political parties in Tamil Nadu on Saturday chanted in chorus that the ruling AIADMK was misusing official machinery to distribute cash and urged the Election Commission to check the poll malpractice. The day-long meeting the Election Commission held here with registered political parties to review poll preparations...
  • Lok Sabha polls: DMK MP Ritheeish joins AIADMK 10-04-2014 03:07 PM

    DMK MP from Ramanathapuram and supporter of party's expelled Madurai leader M K Alagiri, JK Ritheeish, joined the ruling AIADMK on Thursday. Ritheeish, also an actor, and a DMK student Wing leader from the district, K Nagasethupathy, also joined the party in the presence of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at...
  • Non filing of IT returns: Jayalalithaa, aide skip court appearance 10-04-2014 11:03 AM

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala Natarajan failed to appear before and economic offence court in Chennai on Thursday. Jayalalithaa has moved the Supreme Court to extend trial by another four months. After the duo failed to appear, the court adjourned the...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu campaign diary

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  • Lok Sabha elections: AIADMK and DMK trade 'betrayal' barbs 08-04-2014 10:58 AM

    Chennai: With about 15 days left for polling in Tamil Nadu, arch rivals DMK and AIADMK are trading barbs of 'betrayal' against each other on crucial issues like power and water, further intensifying the already high decibel campaigning. Rhetoric resonate the air as star campaigners on either side, AIADMK supremo...
  • No developmental works in Tamil Nadu, says Karunanidhi 06-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Erode: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday alleged that the AIADMK government failed to implement any developmental works and all the industries were suffering from power cuts. Addressing an election meeting of H Pavithiravalli, DMK candidate from Erode in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, he said Jayalalithaa's claims of...
  • Go door-to-door to seek votes: Jayalalithaa tells party workers 06-04-2014 04:29 PM

    Pitching for "an important role" for her party in the next Union government, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa on Sunday asked her party workers to visit each and every household and seek votes for the party to protect the rights of Tamil Nadu. "To protect the rights of Tamil...
  • Show Me The Money: A Raja's total assets valued at Rs 3.6 crore 06-04-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja has cash reserves of Rs 7.9 lakh. The AIADMK leader's bank deposits and investments are valued at Rs 97 lakh. He and his wife have jewellery worth Rs 69.6 lakh. Raja has shown present immovable assets worth Rs.32.85 lakh. And the...
  • There will be serious consequences if Modi becomes PM: Chidambaram 06-04-2014 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: In probably one of the strongest attacks on Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the Gujarat CM of being solely responsible for the communal massacre of 2002. There will be serious consequences if Modi became the next Prime Minister, warned the Congress stalwart launching a scathing attack...
  • With LS polls round the corner, Jayalalithaa steps up election campaign 06-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is campaigning aggressively for the Lok Sabha elections as the AIADMK has chosen to go solo in the polls. She held a massive rally in Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. ...