M K Alagiri

  • Rate the ministers June 15, 2012

    Decks are being cleared for the much-expected Cabinet reshuffle. The Cabinet reshuffle could see major changes this time as Sonia Gandhi is keen that the reshuffle involves some ministers returning to party work. Will performance be the criteria in choosing who is in and who goes out? Rate the incumbent...
  • Southern region may be key to power in TN polls April 12, 2011

    Madurai: Southern Tamil Nadu, comprising nine districts with 58 constituencies, may hold the key to the next government with candidates of DMK and AIADMK sweating it out to prove their strength in this crucial region which had given a surprise lead to the ruling combine in 2006 elections. With Union Minister...
  • Not aspiring to be Tamil Nadu CM: Alagiri April 8, 2011

    Madurai: Rejecting suggestions that he was a Chief Ministerial candidate for the coming Tamil Nadu polls, Union Minister M K Alagiri on Thurdsday said his father M Karunanidhi would be the Chief Minister not only for the sixth time but also for a seventh time. The DMK-led combine would win in...
  • EC should remain unbiased like judiciary: Karuna April 7, 2011

    Madurai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Thursday said the Election Commission should remain neutral and unbiased in taking action against alleged violations of the model code of conduct like the judiciary, for the April 13 Assembly polls. Denying that he had said EC was biased, he told reporters that...
  • TN: Alagiri to file case against collector, SP April 6, 2011

    Madurai: Union Minister M K Alagiri on Tuesday said "he had lost faith" in the Election Commission and would soon file a case in the High Court against Madurai District Collector U Sagayam and SP Asra Garg for "forcing" election officials to give complaints against him. Former Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO)...
  • EC suspends Tamil Nadu poll official April 5, 2011

    Chennai: Election Commission on Monday ordered suspension of former Madurai East Assembly constituency Returning Officer S Suhumuaran, who had accused District Election Officer and Collector U Sahayam of harassing him to file cases against Union Minister M K Alagiri and his men. EC also directed the Tamil Nadu government to...
  • Poll official denies assault by Alagiri's men April 4, 2011

    Madurai: Making a U-turn, an election official on whose complaint an assault case has been registered against Union Minister M K Alagiri, on Monday claimed he was not roughed up by ruling party activists who accompanied the DMK strongman during his controversial visit to a temple in the district on...
  • BJP demands Alagiri's removal from Union cabinet April 4, 2011

    Madurai: BJP has demanded dismissal of Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers M K Alagiri from the Union cabinet in the wake of police booking cases against him and some DMK workers on charges of assaulting an election official and a videographer at a village in the district. Talking to reporters...
  • TN polls: Madurai DC refutes Alagiri's charge March 30, 2011

    Madurai: District Collector U Sahayam on Wednesday refuted the allegation that he had spoken about change of government in Tamil Nadu at a function in Madurai recently and said such a charge has been made only to divert him from election-related work. Union Minister M K Alagiri had alleged that Sahayam...
  • Alagiri, Maran meet Sonia; deadlock continues March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: DMK ministers M K Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran on Monday night met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and are understood to have discussed the deadlock between the two parties on the issue of seat-sharing issue for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. Sources have told CNN-IBN that DMK ministers' talks with Sonia...
  • You fix a date and I will retire: Karunanidhi June 28, 2010

    Coimbatore: "If you fix a date, I will retire from politics," Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi said in a lighter vein on Monday. Replying to repeated and specific questions from reporters on his earlier hints of retirement, Karunanidhi said he has never used the word retire. "If journalists...
  • Attend Parliament: Meira Kumar tells Alagiri April 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The perpetual absence of Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, M K Alagiri from the parliament is turning into a big embarrassment for the UPA government. It is learnt that Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has now told the Union Minister that he should attend parliament. She has also...