Karunanidhi

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Ensure DMK loses in Tamil Nadu: Alagiri to supporters 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    Madurai: Speaking to his supporters in Madurai, DMK Chief's estranged son and expelled leader MK Alagiri said they should work hard to ensure the DMK alliance comes fourth in all constituencies in Tamil Nadu. Alagiri was expelled by the party earlier this week for criticizing top leaders in the party....
  • Karunanidhi slams Centre's abstention from vote against Lanka at UN 28-03-2014 12:02 PM

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday slammed the Centre for abstaining from vote against Sri Lanka at United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva on Thursday. He said that India has gone against international human rights issues by not voting against Lanka. He said that despite his...
  • Two days after eviction from DMK, Alagiri meets sister Kanimozhi 27-03-2014 11:41 AM

    Chennai: Expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri met his half-sister Kanimozhi on Thursday. The meeting comes just two days after he was expelled by his father M Karunanidhi from his party, the DMK. Karunanidhi said he had taken the action on disciplinarian grounds. On Wednesday, Alagiri had met his ailing mother...
  • DMK is ready to forgive and support Congress: Karunanidhi 26-03-2014 07:38 PM

    Chennai: In a major and unexpected development, the DMK chief M Karunanidhi has said that his party will forgive all that has happened in the past and ready to extend support to the Congress. Karunanidhi said, "The DMK will forgive and support Congress if they seek help after elections. Though...
  • Tamil Nadu could shape next government 26-03-2014 05:16 PM

    Chennai: The politics of forming the next government could come down to how many seats Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa can wrest from a rival named MK Stalin in the state. At stake are 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu, a state known for its ancient Hindu temples, its...
  • Alagiri not to contest LS polls, says DMK won't win more than 2 seats 26-03-2014 11:16 AM

    Chennai: MK Alagiri, who has been dismissed from the DMK, has said that he won't fight the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He has also once again attacked his younger brother MK Stalin. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Alagiri said that it would be big if the DMK wins one...
  • Karunanidhi expels his son and rebel leader MK Alagiri from DMK 25-03-2014 02:04 PM

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi expelled his elder son MK Alagiri from the party on Tuesday. Karunanidhi said Alagiri was dismissed as he continued to criticise the party despite having been suspended. "So me and the General Secretary decided to remove him permanently," the 89-year-old said. Alagiri was suspended from...
  • LS polls: Karunanidhi to start campaign trail from Wednesday 25-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Shouldering the gigantic task of steering the party to victory in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi will on Wednesday embark upon a campaign trail of Tamil Nadu. The "Kalaignar", who is known for his oratory skills, is launching electioneering from the city which has three...
  • Vaiko meets Alagiri, seeks support for LS polls 23-03-2014 07:22 PM

    Firebrand MDMK founder Vaiko met suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri on Sunday and sought his support in the coming general elections. The meeting between the two leaders at Alagiri's place in Madurai lasted around 45 minutes. Some time back, the 63-year-old Alagiri had met BJP president Rajnath Singh in New...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • TN: Political scape witnessing sons' rise 23-03-2014 12:30 PM

    Notwithstanding the debate over dynasty politics, leaders prefer to handover baton of their political empire to their wards rather than to senior colleagues as is seen in Tamil Nadu. Be it the DMK, where its chief M Karunanidhi's younger son M K Stalin has emerged as the next in command,...
  • Vaiko meets Alagiri at his residence, seeks support for LS polls 23-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Chennai: In what could be a major political development in Tamil Nadu politics, MDMK general secretary Vaiko met suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri at his residence in Madurai on Sunday. Meeting between the two leaders holds significance as it comes days after the MDMK became a part of the BJP-led...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Getting Madras maths right a tough job in Chennai 22-03-2014 07:28 PM

    Chennai: Making poll predictions in Tamil Nadu ahead of the 2014 parliamentary elections is getting tricky, say political observers. With both the DMK and the AIADMK choosing not to go into a pre-poll arrangement with a national party, analysts are cautious this time around. This is especially true in the...
  • Karunanidhi doubts Lanka's intention to solve fishermen issue 20-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Raising doubt over Sri Lanka's intention to solve fishermen issue, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Thursday slammed the latest incident of arrest of Indian fishermen by the island navy, saying if it wants a solution for the matter it should not indulge in such acts. Referring to Wednesday's arrest of...
  • 2G scam: ED issues fresh summons to Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal 20-03-2014 02:32 PM

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons against DMK chief Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal in the 2G money laundering case. Dayalu Ammal, a 60 per cent stake holder in Kalaignar TV, is a prosecution witness in the case. Dayalu Ammal's name cropped up during the investigation of the Rs...
  • DMK warns party workers against contacting Alagiri 19-03-2014 01:42 PM

    Chennai: The DMK on Wednesday warned party workers of strict disciplinary action if they tried to contact expelled party leader MK Alagiri. In February, DMK supreme Karunanidhi's suspended Alagiri, his eldest son, on disciplinarian grounds. Alagiri has since then held meetings with the Prime Minister, Tamil actor Rajinikanth and even...
  • LS polls: Karunanidhi to start campaign trail from Coimbatore on April 5 18-03-2014 01:19 PM

    DMK President M Karunanidhi will launch his 12-day election campaign for Lok Sabha elections from Coimbatore on April 5, the party announced on Tuesday. The 90-year-old leader will cover 19 constituencies, including those allotted to allies such as Chidambaram and Tiruvallore (VCK) and Vellore (IUML), a party statement said. Madurai,...
  • Alagiri says DMK headed for its worst defeat but won't quit party 17-03-2014 03:23 PM

    Chennai: With less than a month to go for Lok Sabha elections, the DMK is dealing with family politics. DMK chief M Karunanidhi's estranged son and suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri held a meeting with his supporters in his stronghold of Madurai and said that the DMK was headed for...
  • Is Alagiri ready for a new party? 16-03-2014 05:09 PM

    Posters announcing formation of a new party by former Union minister MK Alagiri found in some parts of the city on Sunday caused a flutter despite the suspended leader's assertion that he would never leave DMK. The wall posters put up by Alagiri's suspected supporters among other places in Jeeva...