The main Opposition party — the Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (DMK) — is organising a mega political event on 3 June to mark the diamond jubilee of its leader M Karunanidhi’s entry into the state Assembly
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday told Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan that his son MK Stalin will be his successor and the next party supremo.
Opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls after Jayalalithaa's arrest.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday said that it was not a mere party, but a movement and asserted that "none is born to defeat it".
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court today granted conditional bail to the former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri.
Former Union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri on Tuesday surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate Court I in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land and was granted bail till Wednesday.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi today refused to respond to reports suggesting rapprochement with his son and expelled party leader MK Alagiri, saying he doesn't want to feed the media with any information on this matter.
Former union minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri has been booked for alleged grabbing of land belonging to a local temple.
Whether Stalin becomes successful or not, he can be sure of of the fact that he is in control and that he will be the master of his destiny.
Based on the outcome of the meeting, other decision-making bodies--Executive and General Council, will meet later and the dates will be announced accordingly, he said.
The Jayalalithaa-led party was leading in 30 seats, while Congress and PMK were ahead in one seat each, according to official counting trends available for 32 seats at 10:30 am.
"Earlier, when Vaiko (MDMK Chief) was expelled, an official communication was sent to him. However, so far I have not received any official communication from the party informing me about my expulsion," Alagiri, son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi said.
The DMK chief M Karunanidhi never had such a nerve-racking spectacle within his family - the younger of his politically active sons wants the party to do the best in what appears to be a bad election, while the older son is bent upon wreaking havoc.
Party chief Karunanidhi said that he along with General Secretary K Anbazhagan decided to expel Alagiri because he was critical of the DMK despite his suspension.
Sources indicated that he will meet both leaders and party workers who are "committed to the core values of the party and (were) against authoritarianism".
Amid speculation about him campaigning in favour of Narendra Modi after he endorsed the BJP's PM candidate, rebel DMK leader MK Alagiri is soon set to launch a statewide tour to hold consultations with loyalists across Tamil Nadu as he looks to galvanise them ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
The stern warning has come two days after party supremo M Karunanidhi's son Alagiri held meetings with his supporters in Madurai to chalk out his future political course.
Alagiri's diminshing sphere of influence within DMK means he may not have leverage with bigwigs outside. Staying put and protecting his territory, however small, may be a better choice
M Karunanidhi's elder son MK Alagiri would like to see his brother Stalin defeated - just like Raj Thackeray would with Uddhav