Tr Baalu

  • DMK scores a blank, blames Jayalalithaa for its rout May 17, 2014

    Chennai: A bitter DMK on Saturday blamed rival AIADMK for its complete rout in Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha elections. "The money power has suppressed the democracy. The democracy will rise and win again," senior DMK leader TR Baalu said. He added, "I brought many schemes which helped in...
  • Congress 'Sherpas' failed in communication; DMK ungrateful: Jairam Ramesh May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the top Congress leaders had failed in political communication and had not aggressively countered BJP's campaign to project UPA as a corrupt regime. He also slammed former ally DMK by calling it "ungrateful" and dubbed its then minister TR Baalu as...
  • MPs rating: TR Baalu scores 6 on a scale of 10 April 21, 2014

    Former Shipping Minster and 5 time DMK MP from Sriperumbudur TR Baalu has scored 6 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The MP from Tamil Nadu scored 5.2 on accessibility and 6 on trustworthiness. He has been rated...
  • TR Baalu keen on Sethusamudram for personal gains: Jaya April 5, 2014

    Thanjavur: Taking head on DMK nominee and former Union Minister TR Baalu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday accused him and his party of forcefully pushing the controversial Sethusamudram Project to further their business interests. Addressing an election rally at this Cauvery heartland and also the 'Rice Bowl of...
  • DMK writes to CEC asking for delisting of AIADMK party symbol November 11, 2013

    Chennai: DMK party MP TR Baalu on Monday shot off a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner asking him to delist the AIADMK's party symbol of 'two leaves'. The DMK has been making representations against what it calls misuse of the party symbol ever since Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated...
  • Decision on CHOGM after considering all factors, says Manmohan Singh October 15, 2013

    India's participation in the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka next month would be decided upon after considering all factors, including sentiments of Tamils and the DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured on Tuesday. There has been speculation over India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to take...
  • Calling more witnesses on 2G scam: DMK- PC Chacko tussle escalates September 24, 2013

    The tussle between DMK and Joint Parliamentary Committee chief PC Chacko over calling more witnesses and documents before the panel adopts its controversial report on 2G scam has escalated. Despite Chacko rejecting DMK member TR Baalu's demand to call for more documents and officials before adopting the report, the latter has...
  • DMK seeks removal of Chacko as chairman of JPC committee April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The DMK on Monday sought the removal of PC Chacko as chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G spectrum allocation, alleging that he had leaked the panel's draft report to the media. DMK leader TR Baalu said he had given a notice of breach of parliamentary privilege...
  • 2G scam: DMK readies dissenting note to draft JPC report April 22, 2013

    Chennai: DMK members of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the allocation and pricing of 2G spectrum have readied their dissent note to the panel's draft report, said the party's parliamentary leader TR Baalu. He said the party would also demand the removal of PC Chacko as the JPC's chairman. "We...
  • MK Stalin says he's being targeted as CBI raids him, DMK questions timing March 21, 2013

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin's house is being searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai in connection with alleged illegal import of cars worth Rs 20 crore. Calling it political vendetta, Stalin said, "I am being targeted. It is quiet clear, why I am...
  • Parliament live: Diplomacy will do what war can't do in SL, says Khurshid March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: 4:06 pm: BJP and DMK MPs including Yashwant Sinha stage a walk out of the Lok Sabha after Salman Khurshid refuses to commit a stance on war crimes in Sri Lanka. 4:04 pm: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha replies to Salman Khurshid and says giving tractors will not help Tamils...
  • Party feuds give me sleepless nights, says Karunanidhi October 23, 2012

    Chennai: Upset over internal rivalry among party leaders, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday said such factional feuds made him "sleepless" as these affected the party. "When I go to sleep, such factional feuds engulf me and makes me sleepless," he said, referring to the turf war between DMK leaders TR...
  • President poll: DMK leaders meet PM, Sonia June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid consultations on deciding the UPA candidate for Presidential election, DMK leaders TR Baalu and MK Stalin on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi. Baalu and Stalin met Singh at South Block and are believed to have discussed the issue of selection of a...
  • DMK, TMC warn UPA on SL war crimes, NCTC March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The DMK and Trinamool Congress (TMC) are keeping up the heat on the Centre on the issues of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and the Railway Budget. The DMK on Monday indicated that its continuation in the UPA would depend on Prime...
  • We want Govt to back resolution against Sri Lanka: TR Baalu March 19, 2012

    DMK leader TR Baalu said the party was waiting for the Prime Minister's response on India's stand on the issue. ...
  • Opposition, allies united against FDI in retail December 1, 2011

    The DMK, Trinamool Congress, Left and BJP strongly voiced against FDI in retail and wanted immediate rollback. ...
  • DMK leader TR Baalu attended UPA-II dinner May 22, 2011

    DMK president M Karunanidhi will go to Delhi to meet his daughter Kanimozhi who is in jail over 2G scam charges. ...
  • DMK leader TR Baalu to attend UPA-II dinner May 22, 2011

    New Delhi: DMK leader TR Baalu will attend the UPA-II second anniversary dinner on Sunday in the capital. Earlier there was uncertainty on whether or not the DMK will attend the dinner, following Kanimozhi's arrest in the 2G scam. A high-level DMK meeting took place on Saturday to decide whether they would...
  • Cong-DMK logjam over seat sharing continues March 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress and the DMK failed to break the logjam over the seat sharing issue even after DMK leaders MK Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday. The two parties are deadlocked on a deal over sharing of seats in the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly...
  • No breakthrough in Cong-DMK standoff: Azad March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad - the Congress in-charge for Tamil Nadu - said on Monday that there has been no breakthrough in the talks between the Congress and the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) over the seat sharing issue. "We shall see what happens today," said Azad...
  • DMK may reconsider the pull-out decision: Baalu March 5, 2011

    Chennai: Senior DMK leader TR Baalu on Saturday night indicated his party could review its decision to pull its ministers out of the Union Cabinet if the Congress relents on its stand over sharing of seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. Baalu also said the DMK's six Union...
  • Top DMK leaders eye Telecom Ministry November 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold the telecom portfolio following A Raja's resignation for his alleged links with the 2G spectrum scam. Raja is a Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament from the Nilgiris(SC) Lok Sabha constituency. Sources say two top DMK members are now eying the...
  • Baalu gave clearance to Adarsh, not Prabhu November 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam has become a big headache for the Congress. Now in another major revelation it has been found that it was Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam's TR Baalu and not Shiv Sena's Suresh Prabhu who gave environmental clearance at the Centre in 2003 to Adarsh...
  • Manmohan upset with DMK ministers in UPA November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government is not only under attack from the opposition but some of its ministers too are not enjoying the full faith of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister is very upset with two Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) nominees -...
  • As trust vote nears, DMK tries to woo Dayanidhi Maran July 16, 2008

    Chennai: Even as the number crunching continues, the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) is trying to ensure that the Maran-Karunanidhi rift will not affect the United Progressive Alliance Government's crucial Vote of Confidence on July 22. On May 14, 2007, just a day after he was removed from the Union Cabinet an...
  • UPA tries to placate Maran; NC says all options open July 15, 2008

    New Delhi: In what could be a slight breather to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government , the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) is reaching out to former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran. He had indicated on Monday that he might abstain from the Vote of Confidence. Differences within the DMK family have been...
  • Baalu in fresh row, 'ignored' whistleblower May 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Transport and Shipping minister T R Baalu, who is under fire for allegedly using his official position to help his family’s companies, figures in a fresh controversy. Baalu allegedly denied permission for a probe into complaints by a whistleblower bureaucrat who alleges corruption in a port trust that functions...
  • Baalu, Deora get clean chit, PMO faces music April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Petroleum Ministry has given a clean chit to DMK minister T R Baalu and Petroleum Minister Murli Deora has said that asking for favours is a routine matter. The need to vouch for the Prime Minister and TR Baalu's credentials arose following an uproar by the Opposition that...
  • Advani demands PM's statement on Baalu issue April 27, 2008

    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday demanded a statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Parliament to clear his position after accusing his Office of being involved in the "scandal" over Shipping Minister TR Baalu allegedly misusing his position. "We would like to know the authoritative version of this...
  • Opposition attacks Baalu, targets Manmohan April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Shipping and Transport Minister T R Baalu refusal to regret for using his official position to help his son’s firms has angered the Opposition and even led to the BJP and the AIADMK coming together to challenge him. Some of the anger Opposition is also directed at Rajya Sabha...