Tamil Nadu Politics

  • 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...
  • Stalin will remain powerless till his father remains DMK boss: Meenakshi Mahadevan January 4, 2013

    Is the DMK succession issue finally settled? CNN-IBN's senior correspondent Meenakshi Mahadevan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think it will surely start a succession war like in the days of Aurangazeb's rule of Mughal dynasty. If Kalaignar is making a crucial...
  • Dynasty rules, Stalin is Tamil Nadu deputy CM May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s son, M K Stalin, was on Friday appointed as deputy chief minister. Governor S S Barnala announced the appointment on Friday on the recommendation of Karunanidhi. The announcement makes it clear that Stalin, minister for rural development minister and local administration in the...
  • Karunanidhi's elder son gets key DMK post, powers January 14, 2009

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's elder son M K Azhagiri has been appointed the ruling DMK's organisational secretary for the sprawling south zone of the state, the party announced on Tuesday. DMK general secretary and state Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan made the announcement a day after party president Karunanidhi...
  • Rajinikanth must enter politics: Chiru's advice November 8, 2008

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth must enter politics, and he should decide about it now. That message comes from Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi, who formed his own political party this year. “I think he (Rajinikanth) should have joined politics. I think he should have come (into politics). He has got some much charisma—people expect...
  • Opinion poll shows handicap for DMK-led front in TN September 26, 2008

    Chennai: The large number of freebies the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) regime in Tamil Nadu has announced does not seem to be working for its front, an opinion poll conducted by a private educational institution has revealed. "The stock of the present government, sitting members of parliament and the...