Karunanidhi passes away: Crowds gather in large numbers at late DMK chief's ancestral home in Thirukkuvalai
A pall of gloom descended on Thirukkuvalai, the native village of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in the district, as soon as the news of his death trickled in.
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“Karunanidhi (chief of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK) is wholly responsible for caste issues in this state,” begins Tho Pa, mincing no words. “Periyar was against caste. The Dravidian movement was against caste. Anna (former Chief Minister Annadurai) compromised the Dravidian movement when he said – “ondrey kulam, oruvaney devan” (One humanity, one God). Karunanidhi diluted it further and turned it entirely into votebank politics,” he said.
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DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal on Monday pleaded before a court in Delhi that she is suffering from dementia and cannot defend herself and sought discharge in a 2G-related money laundering case.
The committee has been formed to strengthen DMK at district units, besides making them work efficiently, a party statement said.
DMK today said Narendra Modi could have "avoided" inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse for his 26 May swearing-in ceremony, saying the BJP leader should "understand the feelings" of Tamils.
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Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said New Delhi should have supported it.
Shouldering the task of steering his party to victory in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi will tomorrow embark upon a campaign trail of Tamil Nadu.
As a debate on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council is expected later this week, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday appealed to the Centre to support it and insist on an international, independent and just probe into the alleged war crimes in the island.
Writing off of education and farm loans, statehood for Puducherry, setting up of the second rocket launch pad in Tamil Nadu are some of the promises made by the DMK party in its poll manifesto.
Soon after the Supreme Court commuted to life term the death penalty of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday welcomed the verdict and sought their immediate release.
The DMK on Sunday pitched for abolition of death sentence, emphasising that capital punishment would “neither eradicate nor reduce” crimes.
Expressing displeasure that the Centre had ignored calls for India's total boycott of the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, DMK on Tuesday said it would support any resolution in the special session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly if it was beneficial to the welfare of Tamils.
DMK president M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, a prosecution witness in the 2G allocation scam case, deposed before the chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Monday at her residence in Chennai.
DMK today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take "resolute" steps to stop atrocities on Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy and retrieve confiscated fishing trawlers.
Firmly backing DMK leader A Raja, prime accused in the 2G scam, in the wake of the controversy over filling of vacancy in the JPC, the party today asserted it will not allow him to be made a "scapegoat."