MDMK

  • MDMK, TMC jointly demand for declassifying Netaji files 3 days ago

    Chennai: Trinamool Congress and Vaiko-led MDMK on Tuesday jointly demanded that the Centre declassify the files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and make it public, contending that every Indian must know what happened to the leader. "We demand, without any delay, the inquiry report must be...
  • MDMK passes resolution to quit NDA, claims BJP acting against Tamils December 8, 2014

    Chennai: Six months after joining hands to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the MDMK has passed a resolution at a meeting of the district secretaries to quit the NDA alliance. MDMK claimed that during the alliance formation, all the BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted that...
  • Modi calls for stronger ties with Lanka, ally MDMK celebrates LTTE chief's birth anniversary November 26, 2014

    Chennai: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for closer ties with SAARC countries including Sri Lanka, NDA's alliance partner and MDMK chief Vaiko led celebrations in Tamil Nadu for slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary. Over five years since the terrorist outfit LTTE's decimation in Sri Lanka,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vaiko celebrates LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary November 26, 2014

    Chennai: NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. While Vaiko celebrated the birth anniversary of Prabhakaran at a village in Tirupur District, Nam Tamilar Katchi chief and film director Seeman cut a cake. ...
  • MDMK Chief Vaiko attacks Modi for greeting Lankan President Rajapaksa November 26, 2014

    Chennai: The MDMK chief Vaiko has condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the SAARC summit. In a statement he said "I am terribly pained at the attitude of my prime minister. It's atrocious to commend the racist president who has killed several Tamils. And...
  • Vaiko calls for a massive celebration of LTTE chief’s birthday November 19, 2014

    Chennai: The NDA ally and the MDMK Chief Vaiko in a statement called for a massive celebration in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birthday. Vaiko wants the people of Tamil Nadu to hold prayer meetings, offer prayers, burst crackers and distribute sweets. LTTE is...
  • Vaiko protests death penalty to Tamil fishermen, blames NDA government November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Workers of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by general secretary Vaiko held massive protests in Chennai on Tuesday against the death sentence awarded to five Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan court. Vaiko, who is an ally of the BJP, also lashed out at the central government for inviting...
  • DMK treasurer Stalin meets MDMK's Vaiko fueling speculation of alliance ahead of 2016 TN Assembly polls October 30, 2014

    Chennai: After a gap of eight years, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin met MDMK chief Vaiko. The meeting has fueled speculation of a possible electoral alliance to take on the ruling AIADMK ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections. The meeting took place at the wedding reception of PMK leader...
  • NDA allies PMK, MDMK ask Centre to withdraw circular on Hindi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: PMK and MDMK, constituents of BJPled NDA, on Sunday protested against a Home Ministry circular to varsities that Hindi be taught along with English as a primary language, calling it another attempt to "impose" Hindi and sought its immediate withdrawal. PMK founder S Ramadoss and MDMK chief Vaiko, both BJP's...
  • Tamil parties oppose Sanskrit week celebration, accuse Centre of promoting RSS agenda July 17, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK has opposed the Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE) Sanskrit week celebration saying that all classical languages should be promoted, not just Sanskrit. The DMK has argued that Sanskrit is not a common man's language and the BJP is trying to promote the RSS agenda. In...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko condemns Centre's order to celebrate Sanskrit week July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko has condemned celebration of Sanskrit week in CBSE schools. He voiced his opposition after the Centre recently ordered celebration of Sanskrit week to promote the language. Vaiko said that only one language should not be promoted as it will affect the national...
  • Vaiko appeals to PM to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 15, 2014

    Chennai: BJP ally Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board, saying it was the 'duty' of the Centre to do so. Party chief Vaiko in a letter to Modi said there "is no rationale on the part of the Karnataka...
  • Delhi: MDMK's Vaiko protests against Rajapaksa, detained for defying prohibitory orders May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: MDMK chief Vaiko along with around 100 supporters have been detained for defying prohibitory orders after he held a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony. Vaiko along with his supporters broke a barricade and tried to move out of Jantar...
  • Jaya not to attend Modi's swearingin, won't send any representative too May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: To mark her protest against the presence of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will skip the swearingin of Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi on Monday. Sources also say that she will not be sending any representative for the event as well. Meanwhile, Tamil students...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko to hold black flag protest against Rajapaksa in Delhi May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko, an important all of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu, will hold a black flag demonstration against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Delhi on Monday. Rajapaksa will be in Delhi on Monday to attend Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's oathtaking ceremony...
  • Vaiko denounces Modi's invitation to Rajapaksa for his swearingin May 23, 2014

    MDMK general secretary and founder V Gopalsamy alias Vaiko, an NDA ally, opposed Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's decision to invite Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse for his swearingin on May 26. "I urge everyone to avoid the presence of 'butcher' of Tamils," he said. ...
  • BJP ally Vaiko opposes Rajapaksa's presence at PM Modi's swearingin May 23, 2014

    Chennai: The controversy over the invitation to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on May 26 continues. BJP ally MDMK chief Vaiko has opposed invitation to Mahinda Rajapaksa. Vaiko said, "At this juncture if Rajapaksa is invited, whose hands are stained with the blood of...
  • Jaya may skip Modi's oath taking event over invite to Lankan President May 22, 2014

    Chennai: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out invitation Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend his swearingin ceremony, sources say that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may give the event a miss. BJP's ally MDMK on Wednesday had also opposed the participation of the Sri Lankan President...
  • Tough battle for key players in TN, Jaya eyes kingmaker role April 23, 2014

    Chennai: As Tamil Nadu gears up for Lok Sabha elections on April 24, the campaign across the state reached a fever pitch. With 39 seats in Tamil Nadu plus the lone seat in Puducherry up for grabs, parties across the political spectrum were out on the streets raising one last...
  • Tamil Nadu: Modi expected to campaign at three places for LS polls April 10, 2014

    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 partners like...
  • LS polls: Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar April 7, 2014

    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 Congress...
  • LS polls: MDMK to support PMK in Puducherry April 6, 2014

    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 the background...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani April 5, 2014

    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 following...
  • Tamil Nadu: Stones thrown at Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy April 4, 2014

    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 April 1, 2014

    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 is...
  • 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,...
  • Vaiko meets Alagiri at his residence, seeks support for LS polls March 23, 2014

    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 NDA...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko promises lifting ban on LTTE March 22, 2014

    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 to states:...
  • Happy to be a part of NDA, confident of winning in Tamil Nadu: Vaiko March 21, 2014

    As the MDMK sealed an alliance with the BJP in Tamil Nadu, party's general secretary Vaiko told CNN-IBN, "We are very happy to be a part of the NDA fold and we are confident of winning in Tamil Nadu." ...
  • A Billion Votes: LK Advani decides to contest from Gandhinagar March 20, 2014

    Playing down reports of differences over his candidature, Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday evening said that he will be contesting 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, the seat which has been allotted to him on Wednesday. ...