MDMK

  • Tamil Nadu: Modi expected to campaign at three places for LS polls 10-04-2014 03:13 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is expected to campaign at three places in Tamil Nadu for the April 24 parliamentary polls. Modi would most probably campaign at Chennai, Virudhunagar and Salem as the BJP leadership is yet to finalise his itinerary in the state, party sources said. BJP's alliance...
  • LS polls: Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar 07-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Known for its fireworks and printing units, Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency in southern Tamil Nadu is witnessing an absorbing battle of ballot in a five-cornered contest featuring among others Vaiko of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK). A two-time MP, Vaiko, defeated in 2009 by a margin of 15,764 votes by...
  • LS polls: MDMK to support PMK in Puducherry 06-04-2014 11:52 PM

    MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Sunday said his party would support PMK nominee RKR Anantharaman in the Lok Sabha elections in Puducherry. "I urge partymen to work wholeheartedly for the victory of the PMK candidate," he said in a release in Chennai. An ally of BJP, MDMK's support comes against...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani 05-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani on Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi had committed a "blunder" by meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari. Talking to reporters in Madurai, he said Congress spoke about secularism and seek support of Muslim clerics for votes. The party had been...
  • Tamil Nadu: Stones thrown at Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy 04-04-2014 12:03 AM

    Dharmapuri: Former union health minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy was attacked in Dharmapuri by unknown persons who threw stones at his vehicle. Following the incident, PMK cadres staged a protest. The incident comes a week after an FIR was registered against Anbumani Ramadoss for inciting caste enmity. Ambumani...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko promises lifting ban on LTTE 22-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Chennai: The MDMK led by pro-LTTE leader Vaiko has released its manifesto. Vaiko has joined the DMDK-BJP led alliance in Tamil Nadu. The manifesto promises lifting of the ban on terrorist organisation LTTE and making Tamil one of the official languages in India. Main points of the manifesto: Increased autonomy...
  • No alliance with parties in touch with Congress: BJP 25-02-2014 03:19 PM

    BJP, which is holding parleys for a pre-poll alliance with actor-politician Vijayakanth's DMDK, on Tuesday said it will not align with parties which are in touch with the Congress. "BJP will not have any alliance with any party which is in touch in with Congress," senior party leader and in-charge...
  • Tamil Nadu decides to release Rajiv Gandhi killers, sets off political turmoil 19-02-2014 09:37 PM

    Chennai: In an extremely clever political masterstroke Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, sending shockwaves in the Congress camp, its archrival in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. While announcing the decision on Wednesday morning, the CM also set a...
  • Vaiko meets Rajnath, discuss poll strategy for Lok Sabha elections 30-01-2014 06:02 PM

    MDMK leader Vaiko on Thursday met BJP president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the strategy for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a week after the two parties formally announced pre-poll alliance between them. The meeting lasted about 25 minutes. "We had a fruitful discussion on the 2014 general...
  • MDMK to ally with BJP for Lok Sabha elections 23-01-2014 02:50 PM

    Chennai: BJP and MDMK on Thursday officially announced their alliance for the Lok Sabha polls even as the former is said to be holding talks with two other regional parties in the state. With this, the BJP-MDMK alliance has virtually emerged as the third front against the regional majors AIADMK...
  • TN: MDMK leader, 300 workers arrested for protesting against CHOGM 12-11-2013 10:40 AM

    Chennai: Over 300 MDMK activists, including its General Secretary Vaiko were, arrested for blocking train traffic as the dawn-to-dusk Tamil Nadu bandh called by pro-Eelam outfits demanding that India completely boycott the CHOGM meet in Colombo got underway. Normal life remained unaffected due to the bandh for which police have...
  • Pro-Tamil outfits to block entry of Union ministers from state 10-11-2013 07:09 PM

    Coimbatore: Pro-Tamil outfits pressing for India's boycott of CHOGM in Sri Lanka over the Lankan Tamils issue on Sunday decided to block the entry of Union Ministers from the state into Tamil Nadu as part of their agitation to mount pressure on the Centre to skip the meet. A resolution...
  • Vaiko asks traders to shut shops on Nov 12 09-11-2013 08:42 PM

    As protests continued in Tamil Nadu demanding India's boycott of Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka next week, MDMK leader Vaiko on Saturday urged traders to shut shops on November 12 pressing among others expulsion of the island nation from the 53-member grouping. Opposing Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of...
  • Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko 02-06-2013 03:25 AM

    Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of Sri Lankan naval vessels from Katchatheevu island. In a letter to Singh, Vaiko said there were reports that Chinese vessels and Chinese navy personnel in Sri Lankan vessels had been spotted in...
  • TN: Strike to be held against Sterlite plant in Tuticorin 06-04-2013 01:25 PM

    Chennai: A day-long general strike demanding permanent closure of the copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd will be held on Monday at Tuticorin, said MDMK party general secretary Vaiko on Saturday. The company is part of Britain-based Vedanta Resources Group. In a statement issued here, MDMK founder Vaiko...
  • Mullaperiyar row: LDF to organise human wall 08-12-2011 07:20 AM

    Idukki: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala will stage a fast in front of the Martyrs Column in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, as part of a state-wide UDF campaign for a permanent solution to the Mullaperiyar dam issue. The ruling LDF will be organising a human wall from Mullaperiyar in Idukki district to...
  • Mullaperiyar: Vaiko to go on one-day fast 07-12-2011 01:34 PM

    Chennai: Protesting against Kerala's stand to construct a new dam in place of Mullaperiyar, MDMK leader Vaiko will stage a day-long fast at Theni district on Thursday. Vaiko will stage the fast protesting Kerala's "injustice" in trying to build a dam in place of the existing structure, 'which is the...
  • Kerala pressing the panic button on dam: Vaiko 05-12-2011 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: After meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue on Monday, MDMK leader Vaiko said that the the Kerala government was pressing the panic button and putting fear-psychosis in the minds of people of Kerala. "Central government should immediately deploy CRPF for the protection of the...
  • TN cinema halls won't screen 'Dam 999' 23-11-2011 05:11 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Theatre owners in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said they will not screen 'Dam 999'. They claim they do not want to scare people. The movie, based on row between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam, is about what happens when the dam collapses. The movie is slated...
  • MDMK, PMK demand ban on 'Dam 999' 22-11-2011 05:12 PM

    Chennai: Two political parties in Tamil Nadu MDMK and PMK today demanded a ban on the release of Hollywood film 'Dam 999' in the country, saying it depicts the scenario of the collapse of century-old Mullaiperiyar Dam over which the state is locked in a row with Kerala. MDMK leader...
  • Tamil Nadu: will VCK snap ties with DMK? 01-08-2011 08:10 AM

    Tiruchy: After the PMK, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) too is considering severing ties with the DMK front, as the functionaries feel that its credibility on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue had eroded due to ties with DMK and Congress. VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan's support to the LTTE, while continuing...
  • Stop making statements on TN polls: Viko to cadre 08-04-2011 02:21 PM

    Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko on Friday asked party cadre to desist from making any public statements on the Tamil Nadu election, amid reports that they were canvassing for the ruling DMK in many places across the state. MDMK is boycotting the April 13 polls after it failed to clinch a...
  • EC should remain unbiased like judiciary: Karuna 07-04-2011 05:04 PM

    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...