VIJAYAKANT

  • Voters in Maharashtra, Haryana repeated silent revolution in Lok Sabha polls: DMDK 2 days ago

    Chennai: Hailing BJP for winning Maharashtra and Haryana elections, the party's Tamil Nadu ally DMDK on Sunday said that voters in these states had repeated the 'silent revolution' they did during Lok Sabha polls, by voting for the saffron unit. DMDK founder and Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Vijayakant,...
  • No DMDK if AIADMK, DMK had ruled well: Vijayakant March 17, 2014

    Actor-turned-politician A Vijayakant on Monday said he would not have floated his DMDK had the AIADMK or the DMK ruled the state well. Addressing an election rally in Namakkal, around 370 km from Chennai for National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Vijayakant said: "If AIADMK and DMK had ruled well, I would not...
  • No talks yet, but DMDK invited for alliance, says Karunanidhi January 22, 2014

    DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday reiterated there have been no talks with the DMDK on forging an alliance for the general elections but an invite has been sent to the party. "No alliance talks have been held with the Vijayakantled DMDK and the DMK party. An invitation to DMDK for...
  • AAP effect: DMDK to fight on anticorruption plank January 14, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vijayakantled DMDK has announced that its focus for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be anticorruption. The party also announced plans for its meet on February 2 where the anticorruption plank will be fleshed out and the party will declare its alliance with other political parties. Asked whether...
  • DMDK authorises Vijayakant to decide on strategy for Lok Sabha polls January 5, 2014

    Actorpolitician Vijayakant's DMDK, which is being wooed by DMK and BJP for electoral tieup, on Sunday authorised its founder to decide on the strategy for the Lok Sabha polls besides announcing a sixmember team to hold alliance talks. The party's General Council, which met at neighbouring Tiruvallore district, adopted a total...
  • Defamation case against Vijayakant adjourned to Sept 20 September 13, 2013

    The hearing in the defamation case filed by the Tamil Nadu government against actor-turned- politician Vijayakant, in which he was to have appeared in a local court on Thursday, was adjourned to September 20. The case was posted to that date before the Second Additional Sessions Judge Vanangamudi as the presiding...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vijayakant challenges Public Prosecutor's power to file defamation case July 9, 2013

    Chennai: DMDK founder leader Vijayakant on Monday challenged the power of the Public Prosecutor to file a defamation case against him with respect to the present one filed against him by the government. The first bench, comprising Justices V Dhanapalan and C T Selvam, before whom the petition filed by...
  • RS poll: Vijayakant charges dissident MLAs with betraying him June 29, 2013

    Chennai: Stung by crossvoting of seven dissident DMDK MLAs in Thursday's Rajya Sabha polls, party founder and Leader of the Opposition Leader in the assembly Vijayakant on Friday charged them with betrayal as they were given a political identity by him. Putting up a brave face in the wake of...
  • TN: DMDK seeks Congress support for RS polls June 18, 2013

    Chennai: A day after the main opposition party DMDK entered the fray for the June 27 biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu, the party approached the Congress seeking support for its candidate. "Five DMDK MLAs met me and gave me a letter, which requested...
  • TN: Captain loses cool at 'spirited' cadre August 28, 2012

    Cuddalore: The extended birthday celebrations of DMDK founder, Vijayakant, who turned 60 on Saturday, turned chaotic on Sunday night at Cuddalore as the crowd turned unruly, prompting Captain to wonder loudly if it was alcohol that was causing the turbulence. Making pauses in his speech, Vijayakant gave a piece of...
  • Assembly suspension: Vijaykant moves HC February 23, 2012

    Chennai: Actorpolitican Vijayakant of DMDK has moved the Madras High Court challenging February 2 Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution suspending him from the House for ten days following a recommendation by the privileges committee. Justice S Rajeswaran, before whom the petition came up, posted it to March 2 to enable the Assembly...
  • AIADMK to release fresh list of candidates March 20, 2011

    Chennai: In a climbdown to soothe ruffled feathers of its allies, AIADMK said it would release a fresh list of candidates on March 21 for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa directed party nominees to file nominations on March 24, considered an auspicious day, and asked...
  • AIADMK allies upset by announcement of candidates March 17, 2011

    Chennai: Jolted by AIADMK's 'unilateral' announcement of candidates for 160 seats even before identification of constituencies to its allies for the April 13 Tamil Nadu polls, DMDK and Left party leaders went into a huddle on Thursday to decide about their future electoral strategy. The DMDK leader, Vijayakant who is understood...