DMK leader M K Stalin was today elevated as the party president, being elected unopposed to the top post. Continue Reading
With Tamilnadu politics undergoing a major overhaul due to the passing away of Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, arrival of top stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan and emergence of new leaders like Edappadi K Palaniswami and T T V Dhinakaran, it’s time for the three to undergo SWOT analysis, to know their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Continue Reading
DMK is all set to elect M K Stalin, its working president and younger son of late party patriarch M Karunanidhi, as party chief at its general council meet on 28 August here. Continue Reading
As an interesting tale, residents recall with amusement that everytime the DMK came to power, the destination boards on buses would read as ‘Kalaignar Karunanidhi Nagar’ and once the AIADMK came to power, it would be back to ‘K K Nagar’. Continue Reading
A different era of politics ended with the demise of M Karunanidhi. But similar to him was a freedom fighter, the poster boy of Tamil State autonomy and a lover of Tamil language – M P Sivagnanam, popularly known as Ma Po Si. Continue Reading
“Stalin is easily accessible. He knows what the cadres want. He embarked on an aggressive campaign for the 2016 Assembly election with his voter outreach programme ‘Namakku Naame-Vidiyal Meetpu Payanam’ (We for ourselves, journey to retrieve the dawn). It did manage to strike a chord with the masses.” Continue Reading
It was at 1 am on Wednesday that we decided to go to the CIT Nagar residence of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi’s daughter and MP Kanimozhi to pay our last respects to the leader. My husband R Rangaraj, veteran journalist, called up Kanimozhi and she advised us to come to CIT Nagar.
The news of DMK president M Karunandhi’s demise has finally sunk in the minds of people. Alwarpet, the scene of all action for the last 11 days, now wears a deserted look. The former Chief Minster of Tamilnadu was admitted to Kauvery Hospital following health issues on 28 July.
The protesters, mainly auto and cab drivers, demanded withdrawal of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill and increase in the insurance premium and fuel prices. Continue Reading
Rashtrapathi Bhavan has confirmed that President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Chennai on 5 August to enquire the health condition of ailing DMK supremo M Karunanidhi. Continue Reading