M Karunanidhi

  • TN: Refusal of entry to dhoti-clad HC judge triggers controversy July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Refusal of entry to a dhoti-clad Judge of the Madras High Court at a club has stoked a controversy, with political parties including DMK condemning the incident, as CPI(M) vowed to take up the issue in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which is in session, on Monday. DMK chief M Karunanidhi...
  • Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi objects the move to attract FDI in rail sector July 8, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday objected to the move to privatise maintenance operations and attract FDI in railways but hailed the announcement of five new trains for Tamil Nadu in the Rail Budget. It is welcome that five new trains have been announced for Tamil Nadu, besides super fast...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

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  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining issue...
  • Secure release of priest Alexis at earliest: DMK to Centre June 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday urged the Centre to secure at the earliest the release of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar, a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who has been abducted from Herat in Afghanistan on June 2 by suspected Taliban militants. "I urge the Centre and the...
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi turns 91 today June 3, 2014

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday turned 91 as scores of party cadres celebrated the occasion by distributing sweets across the state. The party supremo began the day by paying homage at the memorial of his mentor, DMK founder CN Annadurai here. Senior DMK leaders, party functionaries and people from different...
  • DMK to hold strategic meet today after party's rout in Lok Sabha polls June 2, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK will hold a high-level strategic meet on Monday to discuss strengthening the party after their poor poll performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The DMK failed to win a single seat in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Its allies also drew a blank. K Anbazhagan, M K...
  • DMK's high-level strategy committee meeting on June 2 May 20, 2014

    Chennai: In its series of analysis meetings planned to discuss the party's rout in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, the DMK on Tuesday announced convening its high-level strategy committee meeting on June 2, a day ahead of party chief M Karunanidhi's birthday. The party patriarch will chair the meeting at...
  • Is politics being played out over Chennai terror blasts? May 1, 2014

    One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Karunanidhi declines to comment on SC decision April 25, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday refrained from commenting on the Supreme Court's decision to refer to a larger Constitution Bench, the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. "Since these are court matters, I don't want to give much opinion," he told reporters in Chennai. The...
  • No Modi wave in TN, BJP government will be dangerous to country: DMK April 22, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi has attacked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying there is no Modi wave in Tamil Nadu. While addressing an election meeting, he said "I don't see a Modi wave in Tamil Nadu. I won't deny the fact that the BJP government at the Centre...
  • Election Yatra: The battle for 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu April 21, 2014

    The M Karunanidhi-led DMK and J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK fight out in the 39 Lok Sabha seats of Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Karunanidhi hails SC judgment on transgenders April 15, 2014

    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...
  • Abhishek Singhvi blames DMK for snapping ties with Congress April 8, 2014

    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 the...
  • No developmental works in Tamil Nadu, says Karunanidhi April 6, 2014

    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 development...
  • Ready to sacrifice life to protect Tamil, Tamil race: Karunanidhi April 5, 2014

    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,...
  • Will support Congress if it rectifies its mistakes: DMK's Elangovan March 27, 2014

    DMK leader TKS Elangovan has clarified party chief M Karunanidhi's remark saying that the party will only support Congress if it rectifies its mistakes. He, however, added that the Congress is the only 'secular' party and therefore, the DMK won't support the BJP as "it can never be secular". ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 26, 2014

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  • DMK is ready to forgive and support Congress: Karunanidhi March 26, 2014

    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 March 26, 2014

    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 modern...
  • Alagiri not to contest LS polls, says DMK won't win more than 2 seats March 26, 2014

    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...
  • LS polls: Karunanidhi to start campaign trail from Wednesday March 25, 2014

    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 Lok...
  • Vaiko meets Alagiri, seeks support for LS polls March 23, 2014

    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 Delhi. Later,...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya March 23, 2014

    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...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Getting Madras maths right a tough job in Chennai March 22, 2014

    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...
  • Is Alagiri ready for a new party? March 16, 2014

    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 Nagar...
  • LS polls: Jayalalithaa attacks Karunanidhi for giving ticket to A Raja March 13, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has criticised the DMK chief M Karunanidhi for giving former Telecom Minister and the main accused in the 2G case, A Raja, party ticket in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at her campaign rally in Erode on Thursday, Jayalalithaa said Karunanidhi did not...
  • TN: Jaya leads, DMK hopeful, BJP's rainbow alliance, untouchable Congress March 12, 2014

    Chennai: Political battle lines are being drawn (and re-drawn) in Tamil Nadu as the state goes to the Lok Sabha polls on April 24. Hectic back and forth parleys between the many parties in the southern state were witnessed last week as a clearer picture emerged for the 5...