PMK

  • LS polls: DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry 11-04-2014 05:48 PM

    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...
  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry 11-04-2014 03:52 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, PMK says will contest LS polls in Puducherry 21-03-2014 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Time for DMK, AIADMK to go, says new BJP ally PMK 21-03-2014 11:40 AM

    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 20-03-2014 11:32 AM

    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,...
  • BJP-PMK alliance in Tamil Nadu on the rocks? 18-03-2014 12:30 PM

    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 20-05-2013 09:05 AM

    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 14-05-2013 11:35 AM

    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 14-05-2013 08:53 AM

    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 09-05-2013 10:50 PM

    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 04-05-2013 05:40 AM

    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 03-05-2013 09:13 AM

    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 Govt for inviting TN, Kerala for talks 06-12-2011 03:18 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • AIADMK set to sweep Tamil Nadu civic polls 21-10-2011 05:03 PM

    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...
  • Chennai: DMK move HC for re-polls in 239 booths 19-10-2011 01:23 AM

    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...
  • Over-confidence cost us in TN polls: Ramadoss 22-07-2011 11:44 AM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: end of PMK pact with DMK on cards 18-07-2011 08:13 AM

    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 01-07-2011 01:08 PM

    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 three MLAs...
  • Tamil Nadu poll results may be delayed: EC 09-05-2011 11:17 AM

    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...
  • TN voters question as freebies given for votes 11-04-2011 10:06 PM

    Tamil Nadu voters question their leaders as parties trying to buy votes with freebies. ...
  • High-decibel poll campaign ends in Tamil Nadu 11-04-2011 07:25 PM

    But, Tamil Nadu's April 13 verdict will only be known on May 13. ...
  • Give power, retain seat: Coimbatore to minister 06-04-2011 01:25 PM

    Coimbatore: Will small and rural Industries Minister Pongalur Palanisamy withstand the onslaught of problems created to Small Scale Industries due to frequent powercuts in this textile city, known as 'Manchester of India'? Coimbatore South, a new urban constituency born out of the delimitation exercise, where Palanisamy is trying his luck,...
  • TN: Both DMK, AIADMK are corrupt, says Swamy 06-04-2011 11:50 AM

    Namakkal: Dubbing both DMK and AIADMK as corrupt, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said both the parties were misleading voters by promising freebies in their manifestos for the April 13 Assembly polls. "People are fed up with both the Dravidian parties as they have been indulging in corruption...
  • TN polls: DMDK, PMK fight over Vanniar votes 04-04-2011 12:21 PM

    Vellore: The heartland of the backward Vanniar community of Northern and Western Tamil Nadu will see DMDK and PMK slug it out for electoral honours in the April 13 polls. The community, which accounts for over 35 per cent of the population, was once considered PMK's vote bank. But the...
  • Sonia to address Puducherry rally on Tuesday 04-04-2011 11:56 AM

    Puducherry: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally on April 5 in Puducherry to garner support for the Congress-DMK alliance in the Union Territory. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, Union Minister of State for Planning and Prime Minister's office V Narayanasamy said AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and...
  • DMK manifesto will ensure win: Ramadoss 23-03-2011 10:49 AM

    Salem ( Tamil Nadu): Dr S Ramadoss, founder leader of PMK, a constituent of the DMK led front, on Wednesday said the DMK election manifesto would ensure that the alliance easily wins all 234 constituencies in the April 13 assembly polls. "The DMK manifesto will ensure ensure that the party...