DMDK

  • Voters in Maharashtra, Haryana repeated silent revolution in Lok Sabha polls: DMDK 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    Chennai: Hailing BJP for winning Maharashtra and Haryana elections, the party's Tamil Nadu ally DMDK on Sunday said that voters in these states had repeated the 'silent revolution' they did during Lok Sabha polls, by voting for the saffron unit. DMDK founder and Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Vijayakant,...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMDK chief lashes out at AIADMK September 9, 2014

    Dindigul: DMDK chief and Leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly Vijayakanth on Tuesday hit out at the ruling party's 'atrocities' ahead of the local body polls in the state and demanded to know why it was being held if government felt no political party should contest. ...
  • DMDK urges Centre to end Tamil Nadu fishers' travails June 4, 2014

    DMDK, an ally of BJPled 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 swearingin May 23, 2014

    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 swearingin ceremony arguing that it has hurt the...
  • Tough battle for key players in TN, Jaya eyes kingmaker role April 23, 2014

    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 April 11, 2014

    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 PMK candidate...
  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry April 11, 2014

    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 PMK...
  • DMDK chief Vijaykant's brother Palraj joins AIADMK March 29, 2014

    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 Chief...
  • Read: DMDK list of 14 candidates for Tamil Nadu March 23, 2014

    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 North Chennai - Soundrapandian Cuddalore- Ramanujam Central Chennai- Raveendran Nellai -Sivanaindha Perumal ...
  • Modi will become PM even without TN's 40 seats: Vaiko March 22, 2014

    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 will...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko promises lifting ban on LTTE March 22, 2014

    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 to states:...
  • BJP improves its poll prospects in Tamil Nadu as PMK joins NDA March 20, 2014

    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, Vellore, Nilgiris,...
  • Vijayakanth, Modi need each other in Tamil Nadu March 18, 2014

    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 is...
  • No DMDK if AIADMK, DMK had ruled well: Vijayakant March 17, 2014

    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 not...
  • BJP, DMDK reach seat-sharing agreement March 15, 2014

    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 March 15, 2014

    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 March 14, 2014

    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 not...
  • TN: AIADMK-Left alliance collapses, DMDK in talks with BJP March 7, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 party...
  • M Karunanidhi rules out possibility of more parties in its alliance March 3, 2014

    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 alliance...
  • No alliance with parties in touch with Congress: BJP February 25, 2014

    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 of...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Strong tieup still elusive for DMK, BJP and Congress February 13, 2014

    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 all...
  • TN: Vijayakanth maintains suspense on tieup for LS polls February 3, 2014

    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 prepoll 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 January 22, 2014

    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 Vijayakantled DMDK and the DMK party. An invitation to DMDK for...
  • BJP confident of electoral tie up with DMDK January 21, 2014

    BJP on Tuesday expressed confidence of striking an electoral tieup with actorpolitician 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. Based...
  • Vijayakant's DMDK invites applications for 40 LS seats in TN, Puducherry January 20, 2014

    Actorpolitician 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 will...
  • No talks on alliance with DMDK for LS polls held: Karunanidhi January 16, 2014

    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 improvement...
  • AAP effect: DMDK to fight on anticorruption plank January 14, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vijayakantled DMDK has announced that its focus for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be anticorruption. The party also announced plans for its meet on February 2 where the anticorruption 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 January 9, 2014

    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 January 7, 2014

    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...