Vijaykanth

  • Need Modi to make India a super power, says DMDK's Vijayakanth March 15, 2014

    Chennai: Ahead of announcing their alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the DMDK chief Vijayakanth said that if India needs to become a superpower Narendra Modi must become the prime minister. Vijaykanth was addressing a public rally at Arakkonam. The BJP and the DMDK...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Going solo in Tamil Nadu January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time in decades, Tamil Nadu is likely to witness a solo performance during the next Lok Sabha elections by all major political parties in the state. The Congress's ally at the Centre for 10 years, the DMK has officially declared that it is not going...
  • Sonia Gandhi missing from Siddaramaiah's achievements posters August 31, 2013

    BS Yeddyurappa seems to have decided not to merge his party with the BJP, while the state Congress is not keen on joining hands with Yeddyurappa in Karnataka. According to recent developments within the Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu is no longer averse to the idea of...
  • Now Tamil film 'Ramana' to be remade in Hindi April 19, 2013

    Exchanges and inspirations from one film town to another is the norm of the day, but on the plus side, the whole nation gets to enjoy choicest excellent scripts cinematographed to perfection. The latest to join the list is the exchange from the K-town to B-town, Vijaykanth's 'Ramana'. The sensational...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMDK members evicted from Assembly February 8, 2013

    Chennai: Opposition DMDK members were on Friday evicted en masse from the Tamil Nadu Assembly after they came to blows with a rebel MLA, who had in 2012 called on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa much to the chagrin of the party leadership. The problem started when Thittakudi MLA Tamilazhagan, who is one...
  • Chiranjeevi, Vijaykanth parties get poll symbols March 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to allot election symbols to Chiranjeevi's Prajarajyam, Vijaykanth's DMDK and the Lok Satta. Prajarajyam will have a rail engine as its symbol, the DMDK will have drums and Lok Satta a whistle as its symbol. The decision comes on a...
  • Vijaykanth announces first DMDK list March 26, 2009

    Chennai: Actor-politician Vijaykanth on Thursday announced the first list of nine candidates of his DMDK for the Lok Sabha elections. "Our party will prove to the Tamil masses that the DMDK is a power to reckon with in this state. We will appeal to our supporters to wholeheartedly work for their...
  • Vijaykanth says no poll alliance, DMDK on its own March 23, 2009

    New Delhi: While other parties may be busy forming or undoing alliances, Tamil Nadu’s DMDK Chief Vijayakanth has decided to contest the elections all alone. Despite efforts made by both Congress and the AIDMK, Vijayakanth has said no to allies. The Congress party was trying to woo Vijayakanth into their alliance with...
  • Tamil politics claims star 'victim' June 18, 2007

    Chennai: When the officials from the Income Tax department raided the residence of Tamil superstar-turned-politician Vijayakanth, they had no idea of the backlash that would follow. The actor’s fans, furious at their icon being made a “target of the state government”, pelted stones and burnt effigies of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister...
  • IT raids on Tamil star spark protest June 18, 2007

    Chennai: The Income tax department conducted raids at filmstar-turned-politician Vijaykanth's residence in Chennai. Though the outcome of the raid is not known as yet, there was stone pelting outside his residence and Vijaykanth’s supporters burnt effigies of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. Subsequently, Police security was beefed up outside...
  • Future bright for Vijayakanth's party December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: Tamil superstar and politician Vijayakanth’s party will become a strong challenger to the DMK and AIADMK, an opinion poll conducted in 29 state districts predicts. The one-year-old Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) has a good chance of becoming a leading party in the state, says the poll conducted by...
  • Now, TN cops learn from actors August 23, 2006

    Madurai: Policemen in Tamil Nadu are being shown clips from the movies of popular star Vijayakanth as part of an exercise to boost the force's image and to teach them how to deal with the people and take on criminals. At a training camp organised by the police department at Virudhunagar, 55...