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  • Tamil Nadu: DMDK chief lashes out at AIADMK September 9, 2014

    Dindigul: DMDK chief and Leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly Vijayakanth on Tuesday hit out at the ruling party's 'atrocities' ahead of the local body polls in the state and demanded to know why it was being held if government felt no political party should contest. ...
  • 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...
  • Read: DMDK list of 14 candidates for Tamil Nadu March 23, 2014

    Chennai: The DMDK that recently forged alliance with the BJP-led NDA for upcoming Lok Sabha elections released its list of 14 candidates for Tamil Nadu. Namakkal -Vel Kallakkurichi- Eswaran Salem- LK Sudheesh Villupuram- Uma Shankar Karur- Krishnan Tirupur- Dinesh kumar Dindigul- Moorthy Trichy- Vijayakumar Thiruvallur- Yuvaraj Madurai- Siva muthu kumar North Chennai - Soundrapandian Cuddalore- Ramanujam Central Chennai- Raveendran Nellai -Sivanaindha Perumal ...
  • Vijayakanth, Modi need each other in Tamil Nadu March 18, 2014

    Chennai: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will need to bank on the charisma of actor-turned-politician A. Vijayakanth in the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu. The 61-year-old Vijayakanth finds himself in choppy political waters with many of his legislators deserting him. But many believe that the 'Captain', as he is...
  • BJP, DMDK reach seat-sharing agreement March 15, 2014

    BJP and DMDK are believed to have finalised the seat-sharing agreement for Tamil Nadu after a brief hiccup in their negotiations. "The talks between the two parties are reaching the final stage," BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu, told PTI on...
  • Vijayakanth launches LS poll campaign, targets AIADMK March 15, 2014

    Launching a frontal attack on the ruling AIADMK on various issues, including acute electricity shortage, DMDK chief Vijayakanth on Saturday exhorted the electorate to "teach a lesson" to the ruling party in the Lok Sabha elections. Kickstarting his election campaign here from Thiruvallur Lok Sabha constituency, he asked the people if...
  • TN: Vijayakanth maintains suspense on tieup for LS polls February 3, 2014

    Villupuram: Hope still on for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu. The principal opposition party in the state failed to reach a decision on a prepoll allaince on Sunday. DMDK founder Vijayakanth on Sunday kept the suspense on his party's decision to forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha...
  • DMDK to likely contest in Delhi Assembly elections October 26, 2013

    Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam(DMDK) party leader Vijayakanth is mulling fielding candidates for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls. The Tamil Nadubased party is banking on the 15 lakh Tamils, who have made the national capital their home, party sources said. Vijaykant is likely to make an official announcement about his party's entry...
  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls August 27, 2013

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is in New Delhi to meet the Congress high command to get a pat on his back for his party's spectacular victory in the recently held by-polls. In Andhra Pradesh, the protest against the formation of Telangana continues as YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy has...
  • When will Captain visit the House? May 9, 2012

    CHENNAI: The State Assembly on Tuesday witnessed heated arguments between members of the DMDK and ministers. When R Manoharan (Tiruchi East) of the AIADMK said that DMDK chief Vijayakanth had no regard for his party MLAs as he had been going around their constituencies and meeting people, it was strongly...
  • News 360: All the news of the day February 7, 2012

    Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has lashed out at the BCCI for its running of the lucrative Twenty20 league. ...
  • Around 1,000 DMDK workers join AIADMK February 7, 2012

    Chennai: A week after a fiery exchange of words between Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Leader of Opposition Vijayakanth in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, around 1,000 DMDK functionaries and workers, including the actorpolitician's close friend Ibrahim Rowther joined the ruling AIADMK on Tuesday. Among the other notables who joined the Jayalalithaaled...
  • Jaya regrets aligning with DMDK February 2, 2012

    Chennai: Bringing the curtains down on the uneasy alliance with actor Vijayakanth led DMDK, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said it was a mistake by AIADMK to have aligned with him in the last year Assembly polls and she felt "ashamed" and "regretted" it. "I am ashamed and...
  • DMDK MLAs evicted from TN Assembly February 1, 2012

    Chennai: DMDK MLAs were evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday following war of words between party leader Vijayakanth and Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa. The AIADMK chief slammed Vijayakanth for his "lowly act" as he made some gestures at treasury benches and said she regretted joining hands...
  • Highdecibel poll campaign ends in Tamil Nadu April 11, 2011

    But, Tamil Nadu's April 13 verdict will only be known on May 13. ...
  • Star power adds charm to Tamil Nadu polls April 6, 2011

    Chennai: In Tamil Nadu hectic campaigning for the assembly elections has begun, but instead of party manifestos, contestants are mouthing movie dialogue during rallies. Tamil Nadu election cannot play out without star power and so is the case in 2011. When AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa couldn't get the Congress party by her...
  • DMKCong seat identification talks inconclusive March 12, 2011

    Chennai: For the second consecutive day, talks between DMK and Congress to identify the 63 constituencies the latter will contest in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections remained inconclusive on Friday. The two parties failed to finalise the constituencies and are scheduled to meet again on Saturday. Speaking to reporters at...
  • Allies bargain hard with AIADMK, DMK over seats March 3, 2011

    Chennai: The dates for Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu have been announced and now it is time to get the political arithmetic right. Seat sharing talks are giving sleepless nights to both AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa and DMK supremo and M Karunanidhi, who is also the Chief Minister of Tamil...
  • Politician Vijayakantha dons cops role in reel life March 28, 2008

    Chennai: A good cop who fights terrorism and it's impact on the youth that's what Captain Vijayakanth is doing these days in reel life. His yettobe released 150th film is called Arasangam (Government) a title that perhaps reflects his ultimate political ambition. "There is no political message in this...
  • Jaya chides Vijaykanth, says she is MGR's heir January 17, 2008

    Chennai: Two decades after he passed away, M G Ramachandran's 91st birth anniversary became a platform for present day state politics. AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Thursday went all out to assert that she is the sole political heir to the MGR legacy. No one else can claim to be MGR's...