DMK’s working president MK Stalin on Monday said BJP cannot even dream about gaining ground in Tamil Nadu. M Karunanidhi, who was not actively participating in party activities and politics due to health issues has recently started participating in few party activities.
DMK working president MK Stalin has reportedly said that the statement by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the alleged firing at Tamil Nadu fishermen by Indian Coast Guard is humiliating to fishermen. Sitharaman has said that the bullet submitted by the fishermen does not belong to ICG adding that what the fishermen told could also be true. The fishermen submitted the bullet after allegedly being shot by Indian Coast Guard personnel.
DMK working president MK Stalin on Friday reportedly announced a statewide agitation on November 22 against the AIADMK government in the State for hiking the sugar price in the ration shops. The agitation, to be held before all ration shops, is also against the BJP-led central government for cancelling the subsidies for essential goods, Stalin reportedly said.
The Supreme Court on Monday reportedly refused to stay the enquiry on the petition by DMK against the disqualification of AIADMK MLAs by speaker Dhanapal from Tamil Nadu Assembly. The top court also adjourned the hearing of the plea by AIADMK’s Semmalai seeking the transfer of all cases related to MLAs disqualification to SC, adding that the Madras High Court will hear all the cases, say reports.
Actor and politician Sarath Kumar and his wife Radikaa Sarathkumar met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi at his residence in Gopalapuram and enquired about his health on Sunday. Further, Radikaa Sarathkumar took to Twitter and shared photos with the DMK chief.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday reportedly said that BJP will never form an alliance with DMK in Tamil Nadu. Earlier, after Prime Minister Modi visited DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Monday at the veteran political leader’s house in Chennai, a question of an alliance between BJP and DMK arose. Swamy also reportedly said that ‘two-leaves’ symbol will be given to the Sasikala faction of AIADMK.
DMK working president MK Stalin came down heavily on the ruling AIADMK front and criticised it for not clearing Velachery Lake and other water bodies, as promised, says a report in TOI. He added that had the works been completed, water logging could have been prevented.
According to reports, DMK leader Karunanidhi’s house at Gopalapuram and the surrounding area has been flooded after heavy rain lashed out on Thursday. Rescue works around Gopalapuram area have been affected as major parts of Chennai are witnessing waterlogging and traffic snarls.
DMK working president M K Stalin is reportedly attending the funeral of two 8-year-old children who were electrocuted at R R Nagar of Kodungaiyur in Chennai on Wednesday. The two girls, studying in a nearby government school, were electrocuted when they stepped on a power cable hidden under stagnant water.
DMK working president on Saturday reportedly announced that the party workers will hold protests in ration shops across Tamil Nadu on November 6 against hike in the sugar price by the state government. The AIADMK government on Friday reportedly announced that sugar price in ration shops has been increased to Rs 25, except for ration cards which fall under the Below Poverty Line category. The price rise will effect from November 1, the government added.
According to reports, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi will take part in the wedding of his great-grandson on October 30. Tamil actor Vikram’s daughter Akshita and the veteran political leader’s great-grandson Manu Ranjith are getting married on this day. The couple got engaged recently in July 2016.
Following the controversy surrounding Vijay-starrer ‘Mersal’ film, DMK working president M K Stalin has come in support of the movie. Stalin tweeted, “BJP's attempt to muzzle criticism is contrary to democratic principles. The DMK always stands for freedom of speech & creative expression”. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also tweeted in support of the film and slammed BJP for trying to “demon-etise” Tamil pride.
BJP's attempt to muzzle criticism is contrary to democratic principles. The DMK always stands for freedom of speech & creative expression— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) October 21, 2017
After the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Wednesday approved the hike in the prices of liquor, DMK working president MK Stalin has hit out at the AIADMK government. The government’s plan to hike the liquor price is contradictory to their promise of banning liquor gradually in the State, Stalin reportedly said. The opposition leaders also urged the State government to reduce the VAT tax on Petrol and diesel, say reports.
The Madras High Court on Monday reportedly summoned the Tamil Nadu State Election Commissioner to appear in person on October 23, in connection with a contempt of court case filed by DMK. The DMK filed the lawsuit after the Commission failed to issue a notification on the local body elections before September 18 as ordered by the HC. The court also reportedly condemned the Commission for not issuing the notification even after the court’s order.
According to reports, DMK principal secretary Durai Murugan has been admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai due to illness. Reports suggest that the senior party leader was admitted to the hospital as he suffered from wheezing and cold. He will return soon and continue his party works, party sources reportedly said.
According to reports, DMK has registered a contempt of court case against Tamil Nadu State Election Commission for disrespecting the Madras High Court’s order. The court had earlier ordered that the Election Commission should issue a notification for local body elections before September 18. The court also directed the Commission to complete the election process by November 17. The Commission has not issued a notification so far.
DMK working president M K Stalin has reportedly condemned the removal of party chief M Karunanidhi’s name from the inscription board on actor’s Sivaji statue. Stating that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has committed an unforgivable betrayal by removing Karunanidhi’s name, Stalin reportedly added that the Tamil movie fraternity will not forgive the “childish political games”.
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi president Thol Thirumavalavan on Wednesday reportedly met DMK working president M K Stalin at the DMK headquarters. Thirumavalavan invited Stalin to attend the State Autonomy Convention to be held on Thursday. The meeting assumes significance amidst the political crisis in Tamil Nadu taking unexpected turns.
DMK has reportedly announced that a meeting of all legislators of the party will take place at 5 pm on Wednesday in Anna Arivalayam, party headquarters. The Madras High Court is hearing the petition seeking to direct Governor Vidyasagar Rao to order Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the State Assembly on Wednesday. DMK working president M K Stalin on Tuesday had reportedly told that the party will decide its next action once the court pronounces its verdict in the case. The meeting assumes significance amidst the ongoing political crisis in the State.
Following the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs who are supporters of TTV Dhinakaran, Opposition DMK on Tuesday conducted a meeting with all legislators to discuss the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. Reports say DMK passed a resolution condemning the disqualification of MLAs. Further, when asked if all DMK MLAs would resign as next step, party working president M K Stalin said any decision regarding the crisis will be taken after court pronounces verdict in the case against disqualification, reports added.