M 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Will support Congress if it rectifies its mistakes: DMK's Elangovan 27-03-2014 09:38 AM

    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". ...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Jayalalithaa attacks Karunanidhi for giving ticket to A Raja 13-03-2014 04:37 PM

    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...
  • TN: Jaya leads, DMK hopeful, BJP's rainbow alliance, untouchable Congress 12-03-2014 02:01 PM

    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 crore...
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  • News 360: Naxals strike Chattisgarh again, 16 jawans killed 11-03-2014 08:34 PM

    Twenty security personnel lost their lives in a fierce encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. There were 44 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Chhattisgarh Police in the road opening party when it was attacked by over 200 heavily armed Naxals. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Is an MNS-Shiv Sena-BJP alliance ever possible? 11-03-2014 07:36 PM

    All is well between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, it seems. Just days after BJP leader Nitin Gadkari met Raj Thackeray, the chief of MNS - Shiv Sena's rival - both BJP and Sena scrambled to portray a united front. The BJP was quick to calm the ruffled feathers....
  • Let Karunanidhi prove his innocence in the trial: ECI 05-03-2014 11:40 PM

    Chennai: Election Commission on Wednesday took a tough stand against DMK president M Karunanidhi's petition in the Madras High Court to quash an election complaint against him, saying the former chief minister has to prove his innocence during the trial. P Parameswaran, the then Returning Officer of Tiruvarur Constituency, where...
  • M Karunanidhi rules out possibility of more parties in its alliance 03-03-2014 10:32 PM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: On birthday, Alagiri offers truce but with conditions 30-01-2014 06:07 PM

    Chennai: After much acrimony and suspense over his next course of action, suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri on Thursday offered an olive branch to the party high command saying he was ready for talks, but with riders. Asked about the reported possibility of conciliatory talks with the top leadership, the...
  • Rift within DMK, 3 MPs take part in Alagiri's birthday celebrations 30-01-2014 11:16 AM

    Chennai: Unfazed about his suspension from DMK and severe criticism by the party high command, MK Alagiri's supporters are holding celebrations for the leader in Madurai. Making the rift in the DMK evident, three party MPs were seen as a part of the suspended leader's birthday celebrations. Giant posters, with...
  • Karuna writes to PM, seeks security for Stalin after Alagiri threat 29-01-2014 12:09 PM

    Chennai: The heightened war in the DMK between the two warring brothers MK Alagiri and MK Stalin is taking a new shape everyday. After the DMK expelled Alagiri from the party posts for speaking against his younger brother and heir apparent Stalin, an angry Alagiri allegedly told his father and...
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  • News 360: Setback to gay activists, SC dismisses review petition 28-01-2014 08:36 PM

    In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. ...
  • Alagiri-Stalin war escalates, Karuna hits out at former, backs latter 28-01-2014 02:17 PM

    Chennai: The family war in the DMK has escalated in Tamil Nadu. The war between the two brothers - MK Alagiri and MK Stalin - is taking a new shape everyday. After the DMK expelled Alagiri from the party posts for speaking against his younger brother and heir apparent MK...
  • No talks on alliance with DMDK for LS polls held: Karunanidhi 16-01-2014 05:14 PM

    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...