DMDK

  • DMDK urges Centre to end Tamil Nadu fishers' travails 04-06-2014 05:10 PM

    DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,on Wednesday urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state's fishermen, allegedly by the island nation's navy. "Though India magnanimously treats Sri Lanka as a friendly country, it does not seem to...
  • Tamil leaders unite against invite to Sri Lanka for Modi's swearing-in 23-05-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu politics is on the boil again over the alleged mistreatment of Lankan Tamils by the Colombo government. The Tamil Nadu political leaders have voiced their opposition to Narendra Modi's invite to Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in ceremony arguing that it has hurt the...
  • Tough battle for key players in TN, Jaya eyes kingmaker role 23-04-2014 10:54 AM

    Chennai: As Tamil Nadu gears up for Lok Sabha elections on April 24, the campaign across the state reached a fever pitch. With 39 seats in Tamil Nadu plus the lone seat in Puducherry up for grabs, parties across the political spectrum were out on the streets raising one last...
  • LS polls: DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry 11-04-2014 05:48 PM

    Chennai: In a boost to PMK, its ally DMDK on Friday extended support to the Ramadoss-led party for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls to Puducherry. The decision ends suspense over its stand in the Union Territory where two NDA allies have fielded their candidates. "DMDK has decided to support...
  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry 11-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Chennai: In a boost to PMK, its ally DMDK on Friday extended support to the Ramadoss-led party for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls to Puducherry. The decision ends suspense over its stand in the Union Territory where two NDA allies have fielded their candidates. "DMDK has decided to support...
  • DMDK chief Vijaykant's brother Palraj joins AIADMK 29-03-2014 07:18 PM

    Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK is not only attracting the legislators of DMDK floated by actor-turned politician A Vijaykant but has now drawn his own brother A Palraj into its ranks. In a statement issued in Chennai on Saturday, the AIADMK said Palraj and his wife Venkatalakshmi met the Tamil Nadu...
  • Read: DMDK list of 14 candidates for Tamil Nadu 23-03-2014 04:14 PM

    Chennai: The DMDK that recently forged alliance with the BJP-led NDA for upcoming Lok Sabha elections released its list of 14 candidates for Tamil Nadu. Namakkal -Vel Kallakkurichi- Eswaran Salem- LK Sudheesh Villupuram- Uma Shankar Karur- Krishnan Tirupur- Dinesh kumar Dindigul- Moorthy Trichy- Vijayakumar Thiruvallur- Yuvaraj Madurai- Siva muthu kumar...
  • Modi will become PM even without TN's 40 seats: Vaiko 22-03-2014 02:01 PM

    Endorsing the existence of a "Modi wave" across the country, MDMK leader Vaiko on Saturday said the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate becoming the next Prime Minister was a certainty even without taking into account the 40 seats of Tamil Nadu. "There is an immense Modi wave across the country. He...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko promises lifting ban on LTTE 22-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Chennai: The MDMK led by pro-LTTE leader Vaiko has released its manifesto. Vaiko has joined the DMDK-BJP led alliance in Tamil Nadu. The manifesto promises lifting of the ban on terrorist organisation LTTE and making Tamil one of the official languages in India. Main points of the manifesto: Increased autonomy...
  • BJP improves its poll prospects in Tamil Nadu as PMK joins NDA 20-03-2014 11:32 AM

    Chennai: Amidst reports that their ties were on the rocks, the PMK on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in Tamil Nadu. Announcing the alliance, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the party will contest from eight seats in the state. "BJP will contest in eight seats - Chennai South,...
  • Vijayakanth, Modi need each other in Tamil Nadu 18-03-2014 03:14 PM

    Chennai: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will need to bank on the charisma of actor-turned-politician A. Vijayakanth in the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu. The 61-year-old Vijayakanth finds himself in choppy political waters with many of his legislators deserting him. But many believe that the 'Captain', as he...
  • No DMDK if AIADMK, DMK had ruled well: Vijayakant 17-03-2014 08:02 PM

    Actor-turned-politician A Vijayakant on Monday said he would not have floated his DMDK had the AIADMK or the DMK ruled the state well. Addressing an election rally in Namakkal, around 370 km from Chennai for National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Vijayakant said: "If AIADMK and DMK had ruled well, I would...
  • BJP, DMDK reach seat-sharing agreement 15-03-2014 06:42 PM

    BJP and DMDK are believed to have finalised the seat-sharing agreement for Tamil Nadu after a brief hiccup in their negotiations. "The talks between the two parties are reaching the final stage," BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu, told PTI on...
  • Need Modi to make India a super power, says DMDK's Vijayakanth 15-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Chennai: Ahead of announcing their alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the DMDK chief Vijayakanth said that if India needs to become a superpower Narendra Modi must become the prime minister. Vijaykanth was addressing a public rally at Arakkonam. The BJP and the DMDK...
  • DMDK first list out for LS polls, BJP silent 14-03-2014 07:20 PM

    Chennai: Amid continuing deadlock in BJP's alliance over identification of seats, its main partner DMDK on Friday released its first list of candidates for five Lok Saba constituencies in Tamil Nadu. In a brief announcement, DMDK in its official TV channel "Captain News" listed out five candidates and BJP did...
  • TN: AIADMK-Left alliance collapses, DMDK in talks with BJP 07-03-2014 09:11 AM

    Chennai: In a major setback for the Third Front, the Left parties were forced to snap their ten-day-old alliance with the AIADMK after seat-sharing talks failed. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had been quick to tie up with Left parties in early February. It was feted as the beginning of...
  • BJP's 'talks' to clinch poll deal for TN shifts to Delhi 05-03-2014 03:35 PM

    Barring a few glitches over contentious seats, BJP appeared to have sealed an alliance pact with DMDK and PMK for the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and a final decision is expected this evening. Senior leaders of BJP's Tamil Nadu unit left Chennai for Delhi this afternoon to meet...
  • M Karunanidhi rules out possibility of more parties in its alliance 03-03-2014 10:32 PM

    Ruling out the possibility of more parties in the alliance led by it, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday night said the party manifesto and the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls would be released "very soon". There is no space for any new political party in the...
  • No alliance with parties in touch with Congress: BJP 25-02-2014 03:19 PM

    BJP, which is holding parleys for a pre-poll alliance with actor-politician Vijayakanth's DMDK, on Tuesday said it will not align with parties which are in touch with the Congress. "BJP will not have any alliance with any party which is in touch in with Congress," senior party leader and in-charge...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Strong tie-up still elusive for DMK, BJP and Congress 13-02-2014 03:51 PM

    With the DMK, Congress and BJP still scouting for allies in Tamil Nadu, there seems to be no clarity on political parties that would join hands to emerge as a formidable combine to fight the Lok Sabha polls against the ruling AIADMK camp. AIADMK headed by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is...
  • TN: Vijayakanth maintains suspense on tie-up for LS polls 03-02-2014 07:31 AM

    Villupuram: Hope still on for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu. The principal opposition party in the state failed to reach a decision on a pre-poll allaince on Sunday. DMDK founder Vijayakanth on Sunday kept the suspense on his party's decision to forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha...
  • No talks yet, but DMDK invited for alliance, says Karunanidhi 22-01-2014 05:50 PM

    DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday reiterated there have been no talks with the DMDK on forging an alliance for the general elections but an invite has been sent to the party. "No alliance talks have been held with the Vijayakant-led DMDK and the DMK party. An invitation to DMDK...
  • BJP confident of electoral tie up with DMDK 21-01-2014 06:22 PM

    BJP on Tuesday expressed confidence of striking an electoral tie-up with actor-politician Vijayakant's DMDK, saying "certainly" there were chances that the two parties could come together. Asked if there were chances of the two parties striking an alliance, BJP's state unit president Pon Radhakrishnan said "certainly." "We have already spoken....
  • Vijayakant's DMDK invites applications for 40 LS seats in TN, Puducherry 20-01-2014 03:02 PM

    Actor-politician Vijayakant, whose DMDK is being wooed by DMK and BJP for an electoral alliance for the coming Lok Sabha polls, on Monday invited applications from prospective party candidates for all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Vijayakant, Opposition Leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, announced that application forms...
  • No talks on alliance with DMDK for LS polls held: Karunanidhi 16-01-2014 05:14 PM

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who had welcomed a prospective alliance with DMDK for the Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday said no talks was held in this regard. "No talks had been held; so there is no question of any improvement," he told reporters here when asked if there were any...
  • AAP effect: DMDK to fight on anti-corruption plank 14-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Chennai: Actor Vijayakant-led DMDK has announced that its focus for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be anti-corruption. The party also announced plans for its meet on February 2 where the anti-corruption plank will be fleshed out and the party will declare its alliance with other political parties. Asked whether...
  • DMK chief Karunanidhi acts against son Alagiri, suspends his supporters 09-01-2014 03:12 PM

    Chennai: The divide in DMK's first family seems to be deepening with party chief Karunanidhi suspending five supporters of his son Alagiri from the party. This move comes 2 days after Karunanidhi issued a veiled warning to Alagiri for speaking out against party heir apparent and younger brother MK Stalin....
  • Karunanidhi warns rebel Alagiri 07-01-2014 03:06 PM

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi has issued a veiled warning to his son and rebel leader MK Alagiri for his interview to a Tamil channel against his younger brother MK Stalin. Karunanidhi in a statement has said that anyone flouting party discipline faces expulsion from primary membership. He further says...
  • DMDK authorises Vijayakant to decide on strategy for Lok Sabha polls 05-01-2014 05:50 PM

    Actor-politician Vijayakant's DMDK, which is being wooed by DMK and BJP for electoral tie-up, on Sunday authorised its founder to decide on the strategy for the Lok Sabha polls besides announcing a six-member team to hold alliance talks. The party's General Council, which met at neighbouring Tiruvallore district, adopted a...
  • Will be happy if a front comprising DMDK is formed: M Karunanidhi 26-12-2013 08:07 AM

    Chennai: Virtually sending feelers to actor-politician Vijayakant's DMDK, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said he will be happy if a front comprising of the two parties is formed for next year's Lok Sabha polls. He was responding to queries by journalists on the reported remarks made by Viduthalai Chiruthaigal...