PMK

  • Do not follow UPA line on Sri Lankan issues, PMK urges NDA government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A delegation led by PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the NDA government should not toe the line which was adopted by the previous UPA regime on issues concerning Sri Lanka. "NDA should change its policy towards Sri Lanka and...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry April 11, 2014

    Chennai: In a boost to PMK, its ally DMDK on Friday extended support to the Ramadoss-led party for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls to Puducherry. The decision ends suspense over its stand in the Union Territory where two NDA allies have fielded their candidates. "DMDK has decided to support PMK candidate...
  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry April 11, 2014

    Chennai: In a boost to PMK, its ally DMDK on Friday extended support to the Ramadoss-led party for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls to Puducherry. The decision ends suspense over its stand in the Union Territory where two NDA allies have fielded their candidates. "DMDK has decided to support PMK...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, PMK says will contest LS polls in Puducherry March 21, 2014

    Puducherry: The NDA combine in Puducherry has found itself in an embarrassing spot after one of its partner PMK on Friday announced it would contest the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory, nine days after another ally, the ruling AINRC, announced its nominee. PMK's Puducherry unit organizer and former...
  • Tamil Nadu: Time for DMK, AIADMK to go, says new BJP ally PMK March 21, 2014

    PMK joined the BJP-led NDA on Thursday. Party leader Anbumani Ramadoss told CNN-IBN that the tie-up with the NDA will provide a new political alternative in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • BJP improves its poll prospects in Tamil Nadu as PMK joins NDA March 20, 2014

    Chennai: Amidst reports that their ties were on the rocks, the PMK on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in Tamil Nadu. Announcing the alliance, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the party will contest from eight seats in the state. "BJP will contest in eight seats - Chennai South, Vellore, Nilgiris,...
  • BJP-PMK alliance in Tamil Nadu on the rocks? March 18, 2014

    Chennai: The PMK's alliance with the BJP appears to be on the rocks in Tamil Nadu. PMK founder Dr Ramadoss is reportedly upset with the BJP over allotting the Salem constituency to the DMDK. Actor turned politician Vijayakanth's DMDK has been allotted 14 seats by the BJP and has already...
  • TN: Released on bail, Ramadoss to undergo heart surgeory May 20, 2013

    Chennai: PMK founder leader S Ramadoss, hospitalised here since his release on bail last week after 12-day imprisonment, would undergo a heart surgery on Monday, the party said. A team of doctors at the corporate hospital here where he was admitted on May 11 decided to perform the surgery, a...
  • TN: PMK's Ramadoss rejects Jayalalithaa's charge May 14, 2013

    Chennai: Rejecting Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's charge that his party was behind the violence in various parts of the state, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday alleged that pro-Dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi was behind the incidents. "The Chief Minister's charge blaming PMK is far from truth," he...
  • TN will ban parties disturbing law and order: Jaya May 14, 2013

    Chennai: Sending a clear message to the political outfits that foment violence, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa warned of banning such parties, as she came down heavily on Pattali Makkal Katchi for the recent arson following the arrest of its leader S Ramadoss. The chief minister lashed out at...
  • TN: Ramadoss gets bail in hate speech case, released May 9, 2013

    Chennai: Former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss, arrested in connection with a hate speech case filed in 2012, was on Thursday released from jail after a Villupuram court granted conditional bail to him, officials said. The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader was arrested from his T Nagar residence here on...
  • PMK leaders should mind their language: Karunanidhi May 4, 2013

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday told PMK leaders -- especially the jailed S Ramadoss -- to mind their language and requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to release him on humanitarian grounds. Asked about the arrests of S Ramadoss and his son and former union minister Anbumani...
  • Hate speech: Ex-union health minister Ramadoss arrested May 3, 2013

    Chennai: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested by Kancheepuram Police on Friday. A case of an alleged hate speech was filed against him in 2012. Ramadoss was arrested for offences including unlawful assembly, rioting and disobeying order promulgated by a public servant,...
  • PMK slams Karnataka for stopping Cauvery water to TN October 9, 2012

    Chennai: PMK founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday flayed Karnataka for stopping release of water to Tamil Nadu from the KRS reservoir and demanded that the Centre take over all dams constructed across the Cauvery river. He also slammed the Tamil Nadu government for not involving opposition parties even as the...
  • TN: PMK leader dies in midnight accident July 11, 2012

    Tiruchy: The state secretary of the PMK’s youth wing, T Arivuselvan, who was expected by many to rise to prominence in the party, was killed in an accident on Kollidam Road, a few km away from the city, here early on Tuesday. 39-year-old Arivuselvan was returning from Chennai after discussing...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fraud lands PMK man in jail June 29, 2012

    Chennai: The Central Crime Branch sleuths have arrested the State vice president of Pattali Makkal Katchi for allegedly selling land at Korattur worth Rs 50 lakh with forged documents. Police arrested KN Sekar (43) of Kallikuppam, Ambattur, the State vice president of PMK, in a real estate office at Thirumangalam...
  • Lover of PMK man's daughter found dead March 15, 2012

    CHENNAI: The body of a youth, who was in love with the daughter of a former PMK councillor, was found here on Wednesday night.Bilal of Pillayar Koil Thottam in Mylapore, allegedly eloped with former PMK councillor Manivannan’s daughter Deepa (name changed) on December 2, last year. Acting on a complaint...
  • CBI questions Ramadoss, son in murder case March 12, 2012

    Chennai: CBI has questioned Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss and his son, former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, in connection with the murder of a relative of Tamil Nadu minister for Commercial Taxes Thiru C.Ve Shanmugam, sources said. While the senior PMK leader was questioned last evening, Anbumani Ramadoss was...
  • PMK slams Govt for inviting TN, Kerala for talks December 6, 2011

    Chennai: Criticising the Centre's decision to invite officials from Tamil Nadu and Kerala for discussions on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, PMK on Tuesday asked Tamil Nadu not to hold talks with the neighbouring state as a case on the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. Alleging that the Centre had...
  • TN cinema halls won't screen 'Dam 999' November 23, 2011

    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' November 22, 2011

    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 Vaiko,...
  • AIADMK set to sweep Tamil Nadu civic polls October 21, 2011

    Chennai: Six months after it won the Assembly election, Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was on Friday all set to sweep the civic polls, capturing all 10 corporations in the state and a majority of other civic bodies. Counting of votes cast in the two-phased poll, held on October 17 and 19,...
  • Chennai: DMK move HC for re-polls in 239 booths October 19, 2011

    Chennai: The DMK and the PMK on Tuesday moved the Madras High Court seeking re-polling in 239 booths in the city alleging irregularities during the first phase of local body elections. In his petition, Chennai Mayor M Subramanian of DMK also sought a direction to State Election Commission authorities to count...
  • Over-confidence cost us in TN polls: Ramadoss July 22, 2011

    Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu): Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder Dr S Ramadoss attributed the failure of the party in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections to the "arrogance and lethargy" of the party workers. Party organisers had been "over confident" and took success for granted, he said at the Integrated West...
  • Tamil Nadu: end of PMK pact with DMK on cards July 18, 2011

    Chennai: The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) continued to make noises indicating an imminent end to its fateful alliance with the DMK at a meeting of the party's Chennai district general council on Sunday. Speakers at the event reflected the vitriolic employed by their leader S Ramadoss that the PMK's woeful...
  • PMK to review ties with DMK soon July 1, 2011

    Chennai: DMK ally Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which endured a drubbing in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, will soon review its ties with the Dravidian outfit, party chief S Ramadoss said on Friday. In his first press conference after the polls, where his party returned only...
  • Tamil Nadu poll results may be delayed: EC May 9, 2011

    Chennai: The declaration of results to the State Assembly elections slated for May 13 might be marginally delayed by a few hours, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Praveen Kumar indicated in Chennai on Sunday. Speaking to Express after holding a consultative meet with recognised political parties on the preparations to the counting...