DMK

  • Maran in a tough fight, keeps a low profile due to 2G 18-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Chennai: Greeting voters in the Chennai Central constituency, former Union Textiles and Telecom Minister and DMK's sitting MP, Dayanidhi Maran asks people - young and old - to give him a third chance. The seat has been with the Maran family since 1996 with Dayanidhi winning from Chennai Central in...
  • 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,...
  • Karunanidhi hails SC judgment on transgenders 15-04-2014 07:57 PM

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict recognizing transgenders as third category of gender saying it brought a lot of joy to his party whom he said had strived for their welfare. In a statement in Chennai he said his previous government had constituted a...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Karunanidhi going strong to steer DMK to success 15-04-2014 11:26 AM

    At 90, DMK chief Muthuvel Karunanidhi carries the onerous task of pulling the battered party back to winning ways in a virtual do-or-die electoral battle, just two years ahead of next Assembly elections. A master orator, who sways the audience with his splash of anecdotes and chirpy remarks besides loaded...
  • 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...
  • DMK lost opportunity to win LS poll by moving out of UPA: Chidambaram 13-04-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that MK Karunanidhi's DMK has lost an opportunity to win the Lok Sabha elections by breaking ties with the Congress party. He said the Congress, DMK alliance in the state could have won polls. The DMK, which walked out of the UPA in...
  • 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...
  • Karunanidhi urges voters to take right decision 10-04-2014 11:46 PM

    Hitting out at Narendra Modi, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday appealed the people to understand as to what type of government the country would have if there is a rule by Modi and asked them to take a right decision in the polls that would be of help not...
  • Tamil Nadu: Anoop Jaiswal to handle law and order relating to LS polls 10-04-2014 03:28 PM

    The Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday informed the Madras High Court that DGP (Elections) Anoop Jaiswal would handle all law and order matters relating to the April 24 Lok Sabha polls. A submission to this effect was made by Advocate General AL Somayaji before the first bench comprising Acting Chief...
  • 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...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu campaign diary

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Election fever At about 40 degrees, and 80% humidity just past noon, there isn't a single spot of shade available in the entire rally ...

  • Abhishek Singhvi blames DMK for snapping ties with Congress 08-04-2014 05:42 PM

    Chennai: Squarely blaming DMK for snapping ties with it, Congress on Tuesday took a dig at its former ally for its "belated" realisation of supporting a secular party at the Centre. DMK seemed to have realised the strength and value of Congress belatedly, party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said without taking...
  • 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...
  • BJP front in TN only an 'opportunist alliance', says Stalin 07-04-2014 03:25 PM

    Terming the BJP a communal party, DMK leader M K Stalin on Monday said the coalition led by the saffron party in Tamil Nadu was an "opportunist alliance." Talking to reporters in Chennai, he said, "Even in their (BJP) election manifesto, they have published the picture of RSS leader. So,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Six candidates have assets worth over Rs 50 crore 07-04-2014 11:33 AM

    Chennai: Six candidates, each having assets worth over Rs 50 crore, are in the fray in the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, with Congress nominee and businessman H Vasanthakumar topping the list at over Rs 283 crore. The assets declaration of the 1,318 candidates who have filed nominations for...
  • 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...
  • Ready to sacrifice life to protect Tamil, Tamil race: Karunanidhi 05-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Coimbatore: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Saturday said the he was ready to sacrifice his life to protect Tamil, Tamil culture and Tamil race. Becoming emotional on the appreciation give by earlier speakers on his enthusiasm even at the age of 90, Karunanidhi, addressing an election rally in Coimbatore, however,...
  • TR Baalu keen on Sethusamudram for personal gains: Jaya 05-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Thanjavur: Taking head on DMK nominee and former Union Minister TR Baalu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday accused him and his party of forcefully pushing the controversial Sethusamudram Project to further their business interests. Addressing an election rally at this Cauvery heartland and also the 'Rice Bowl...
  • LS polls: Dayanidhi Maran files nomination, declares Rs 10.94 cr assets 05-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Chennai: DMK leader and former Union Minister for Communications Dayanidhi Maran on Saturday filed his nomination for Lok Sabha polls and declared assets worth Rs 10.94 crore which is two times more than the Rs 3.66 crore that he declared in the 2009 general elections. Maran, sitting MP from Central...
  • 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran files nomination papers from Chennai Central 05-04-2014 01:36 PM

    Chennai: The DMK candidate and former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran filed his nomination papers for the Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency in Chennai on Saturday. Dayanidhi Maran, a sitting MP from Chennai Central is fighting his third straight term. He is facing a five cornered contest in the constituency and...
  • 2G scam accused A Raja owns Rs 3.61 crore assets 02-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Chennai: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday declared assets to the tune of Rs 3.61 crore. Raja, seeking re-election to Lok Sabha from Nilgiris (SC) constituency, in his affidavit presented while filing nominations declared movable assets of Rs 1.45 crore in his name, Rs 93.93 lakh held...
  • Jayalalithaa should openly state post-poll strategy: Chidambaram 01-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Sivaganga: Wondering how AIADMK would be part of the Union government unless it aligned with national parties after the Lok Sabha polls, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday asked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to openly state her post-poll strategy without being dodgy. "How can AIADMK form the government with...
  • Tamil Nadu tracker: AIADMK 15-21 seats, DMK 10-16, BJP alliance 6-10 01-04-2014 08:18 PM

    The ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her lead in Tamil Nadu. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker the AIADMK is projected to win 15-21 seats in the Lok Sabha elections according to the projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar. The main rival DMK...
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa attacks Congress, DMK, calls them the most corrupt 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa attacked the UPA government at the Centre on Tuesday. Addressing a public meeting at Pollachi, she said, "We haven't seen a government as corrupt as this, the 2G scam happened in this UPA government, it is a shame for Tamilians,...