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EVM holding boxes are prepared to send to their respective Taluk office in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. (ANI)

DMK moves Madras HC, seeks to restrain EC from using old EVMs

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 07:45 PM IST
The opposition party also wanted the court to direct the Returning Officers to count at least 50 per cent of VVPATS, simultaneously.
Countdown timer set to May 2, 2021 in the DMK office building in Chennai.(ANI)
Countdown timer set to May 2, 2021 in the DMK office building in Chennai.(ANI)

DMK puts up countdown timer outside party office, date set for results day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 10:30 PM IST
The clock has been set to end on May 2, 2021, the date on which counting of votes will be held in Tamil Nadu.
BJP's CT Ravi releasing the '100 reasons to reject DMK' document.(Twitter/@CTRavi_BJP)
BJP's CT Ravi releasing the '100 reasons to reject DMK' document.(Twitter/@CTRavi_BJP)

TN: BJP releases '100 reasons to reject DMK' document

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:33 PM IST
While releasing the '100 Reasons To Reject DMK' document at Chennai, BJP leader CT Ravi said, " DMK stands for dynastic politics. After M Karunanidhi, Stalin is the owner of the party. Udhayanithi will be the owner of the party next."
Assembly election in Tamil Nadu has been scheduled for April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2.(PTI)
Assembly election in Tamil Nadu has been scheduled for April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2.(PTI)

DMK fields Poondi Kalaivanan from Thiruvarur, ADMK gives RK Nagar to RS Rajesh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Here is a look at where the two former chief ministers M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalitha contested and who have been fielded to fill their absence.
BJP National President J.P Nadda.(ANI)
BJP National President J.P Nadda.(ANI)

News updates from HT: JP Nadda's jab at Mamata Banerjee over Batla House case

UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The BJP has fielded Kushboo Sundar from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai.(Twitter/@khushsundar)
The BJP has fielded Kushboo Sundar from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai.(Twitter/@khushsundar)

After getting BJP ticket in Tamil Nadu, Kushboo Sundar questions Congress, DMK

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST
“DMK and the Congress can not accept orders from a woman. How many seats have they given to women candidates?” Kushboo Sundar asked.
MK Stalin expressed confidence that the DMK will win the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.(ANI)
MK Stalin expressed confidence that the DMK will win the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.(ANI)

DMK’s MK Stalin promises to act on 17 lakh petitions within 100 days if elected

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Targeting the ruling AIADMK government, Stalin said, “These are common problems. The present government could not even solve these everyday problems faced by people."
"The Central government will be urged to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019," Stalin said in the addendum.(PTI)
"The Central government will be urged to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019," Stalin said in the addendum.(PTI)

MK Stalin says DMK would continue to urge Centre to scrap CAA

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:35 PM IST
In an addendum to the party manifesto unveiled on Saturday, he said DMK had all along opposed the CAA and campaigned against it and he even ran a campaign in Tamil Nadu collecting one crore signatures pressing for scrapping the law.
Supporters celebrate as DMK President MK Stalin releases the list of candidates for the upcoming assembly election at the party headquarters, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Supporters celebrate as DMK President MK Stalin releases the list of candidates for the upcoming assembly election at the party headquarters, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI Photo)

DMK announces 12 out of 13 candidates for Puducherry Assembly elections

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The candidate for the Bagur constituency will be announced later.
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)

Kamal Haasan’s MNM alleges DMK has copied its poll promises

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:08 PM IST
“I would be pleased if the DMK, which had copied all the highlights of our election manifesto, will also take up our honesty,” Haasan tweeted in Tamil.
DMK chief MK Stalin.
DMK chief MK Stalin.

DMK allots 25 seats to ally Congress for Tamil Nadu election

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:37 AM IST
The tie-up comes just before the grand rally that the DMK has planned on Sunday. Congress leader in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Gundu Rao, expressed confidence that the DMK-led alliance will sweep the election.
"Corruption, commission, collection" is an oft repeated statement by Stalin to target the ruling AIADMK over graft charges.(PTI)
"Corruption, commission, collection" is an oft repeated statement by Stalin to target the ruling AIADMK over graft charges.(PTI)

MK Stalin says BJP sided with 'corrupt' AIADMK in reply to Amit Shah

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Stalin said earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier spoken on similar lines, "now Amit Shah has spoken and tomorrow all BJP leaders coming from the Centre will only say the same thing."
Karti Chidambaram addressing media in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI photo)
Karti Chidambaram addressing media in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI photo)

‘I will never change from secularism’: Karti Chidambaram on Tamil new year row

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:41 PM IST
"When I said Chithirai 1 should be Tamil new year, some people criticised me as a Sanghi, BJP. Do they not hear my opinions, interviews? I will always oppose BJP’s Hindi, Hindutva policy. I will never change from secularism, my faith," Karti Chidambaram tweeted in Tamil.
DMK Chief M K Stalin.(PTI)
DMK Chief M K Stalin.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu minister takes potshot at DMK’s Stalin citing Alagiri’s remark

Coimbatore | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The remark from the Municipal Administration Minister comes at a time when Stalin has been saying that the DMK would capture power after the Assembly elections scheduled in April-May.
The DMK leader further said unemployment problem has been increasing in the state and the standard of education declining.(PTI)
The DMK leader further said unemployment problem has been increasing in the state and the standard of education declining.(PTI)

DMK will waive education loans if voted to power: MK Stalin

Erode (Tamil Nadu) | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:50 PM IST
The DMK president and Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin made this statement on Sunday while addressing a gathering at V Mettupalayam village in Erode west constituency where a people’s grama sabha meeting was held.
File photo: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin.(PTI)
File photo: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin.(PTI)

DMK cadre manhandle AIADMK woman functionary at Stalin’s gram sabha

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:42 AM IST
Videos surfaced of the skirmish which shows Stalin alleging that the woman was sent to the meeting to create a nuisance by AIADMK minister SP Velumani.
“Being the first state to have given farm loan waiver and free electricity to farmers, it is imperative that Tamil Nadu stands by the farmers during this period of crisis for them and help in realisation of their demands,” M K Stalin said.(AFP)
“Being the first state to have given farm loan waiver and free electricity to farmers, it is imperative that Tamil Nadu stands by the farmers during this period of crisis for them and help in realisation of their demands,” M K Stalin said.(AFP)

DMK demands Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution against Central farm laws

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:51 PM IST
DMK chief M K Stalin, the leader of the opposition in the assembly, wrote to the chief minister seeking convening of a special session of the House immediately for the purpose, a day after the Kerala Assembly adopted a resolution pressing for repeal of the laws.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tamil Nadu unit President L Murugan.(ANI)
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tamil Nadu unit President L Murugan.(ANI)

DMK sends defamation notice to BJP state president L Murugan

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:35 AM IST
DMK’s organisation secretary, RS Bharathi through his advocate sent the defamation notice to Murugan for his statements on December 28.
Actor Rajinikanth.(PTI)
Actor Rajinikanth.(PTI)

Rajinikanth junks plans to enter politics citing poor health

Hindustan Times | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:14 AM IST
The 70-year-old actor, who has a cult following, released a three-page statement on Twitter, apologising to his admirers and members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram, a group that has been working on the ground ever since he announced his plans to enter politics in 2017 after years of speculation.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday will present the AIADMK government’s ‘report card’ listing their achievements in the past ten years since they have been in power.(PTI PHOTO.)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday will present the AIADMK government’s ‘report card’ listing their achievements in the past ten years since they have been in power.(PTI PHOTO.)

DMK writes to EC, asks it to restrain ruling party from using CM’s photo for welfare schemes

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:02 AM IST
AIADMK’s coordinator Palaniswami on December 19 while launching his campaign as the chief ministerial candidate for the 2021 assembly elections announced a hamper for Pongal, a multi-day harvest festival (from January 14-17 in 2021) in Tamil Nadu to 2.6 crore people holding ration cards.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Prakash Javadekar challenges Rahul Gandhi, DMK for debate on farm laws

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:17 AM IST
“Rahul Gandhi suddenly said you will (Centre government) have to withdraw the new farm laws. I am giving him an open challenge for a debate, whether the laws are good, in the interest of farmers or not. I am giving challenge to Rahul Gandhi and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to debate,” Javadekar said while addressing farmers in Chennai.
On March 25, 2014, Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister and one of the doyens of Dravidian politics, expelled Alagiri from the party in the middle of a succession battle, causing a split in the family.(PTI)
On March 25, 2014, Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister and one of the doyens of Dravidian politics, expelled Alagiri from the party in the middle of a succession battle, causing a split in the family.(PTI)

Alagiri hints at launching a new party, says won’t work with DMK

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:24 AM IST
For decades, Tamil Nadu’s politics has been a witness to a sibling rivalry between Alagiri, who once oversaw the state’s southern districts for the party, and his younger brother MK Stalin, 67, who is now the DMK president and the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections slated for early 2021.
Reacting to Stalin’s petition, chief minister Palaniswami told reporters in Thoothukudi that there was no room for corruption as tenders were issued online.(PTI file photo)
Reacting to Stalin’s petition, chief minister Palaniswami told reporters in Thoothukudi that there was no room for corruption as tenders were issued online.(PTI file photo)

Stalin submits graft charges against CM to Guv, Palaniswami rebuts allegations

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu| Edited by: Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The DMK’s document, titled ‘Large Scale Corruption’ by chief minister and the council of ministers of AIADMK government (2016-2020), states that Palaniswami indulged in corruption in awarding highway road tenders to his relatives.
Last week, DMK chief had called Chief Minister Palanisamy “corruption hero” and also hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government over new farm laws.(PTI)
Last week, DMK chief had called Chief Minister Palanisamy “corruption hero” and also hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government over new farm laws.(PTI)

DMK delegation meets TN Guv, hands over ‘corruption list’ of state govt

Chennai | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The list includes allegations against the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy that he favored his relatives in providing highway construction contracts and tenders worth Rs 6133.57 crores.
AIADMK has asked the Election Commission to conduct TN elections in second half of April. In picture, AIADMK’s chief ministerial candidate Edappadi K Palaniswami accompanied by other party leaders.(PTI)
AIADMK has asked the Election Commission to conduct TN elections in second half of April. In picture, AIADMK’s chief ministerial candidate Edappadi K Palaniswami accompanied by other party leaders.(PTI)

AIADMK requests EC to hold Tamil Nadu assembly polls in 3rd or 4th week of April

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The EC team, led by Umesh Sinha, secretary general of the ECI, are on a two day visit to review the state’s preparedness to hold the polls next year,as the five year term of the assembly is set to come to an end on May 24.
The DMK on Sunday also launched another campaign “We reject ADMK” under which 1,600 party leaders will conduct 16,000 grama sabha meetings between December 23 and January 10 to highlight “failure of the AIADMK government.(PTI file photo)
The DMK on Sunday also launched another campaign “We reject ADMK” under which 1,600 party leaders will conduct 16,000 grama sabha meetings between December 23 and January 10 to highlight “failure of the AIADMK government.(PTI file photo)

DMK launches Mission-200 ahead of Tamil Nadu polls

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:54 AM IST
“We are not fighting only to win 117 seats (half-way mark in the 234-member assembly) but we must aim for 200 and more. We shouldn’t lose a seat below that number. We shouldn’t even lose an inch,” DMK president MK Stalin said while addressing thousands of party functionaries in Chennai.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin was addressing senior party leaders and functionaries at DMK headquarters on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin was addressing senior party leaders and functionaries at DMK headquarters on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Stalin sets Mission-200 for DMK, launches campaign to reject AIADMK

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:43 PM IST
The DMK has also announced the launch of another campaign titled, “We reject ADMK”, for which 1,600 party leaders will conduct 16,000 gram sabha meetings.
DMK President MK Stalin during a thanksgiving meet for DMK allies on Karunanidhi's 96th birth anniversary, in Chennai.(PTI)
DMK President MK Stalin during a thanksgiving meet for DMK allies on Karunanidhi's 96th birth anniversary, in Chennai.(PTI)

Stalin says DMK aiming to win more than 200 seats in Tamil Nadu polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:40 PM IST
DMK also released a video outlining issues in the educational and agricultural sectors and requested the people of the state to defeat the All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in the 2021 elections.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam women's wing secretary Kanimozhi along with party leaders during a day-long hunger strike in support of farmers’ protest, in Chennai on Friday.(PTI)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam women's wing secretary Kanimozhi along with party leaders during a day-long hunger strike in support of farmers’ protest, in Chennai on Friday.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: DMK, allies show support by holding day-long hunger strike in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The protest is being held despite police denying them permission citing Covid-19 pandemic norms. The leaders wore green shawls and masks and sat on a stage erected in the city
Stalin said he condemned the statement of the government that those protesting against the farm laws are anti-nationals and supported the farmers.(PTI file photo)
Stalin said he condemned the statement of the government that those protesting against the farm laws are anti-nationals and supported the farmers.(PTI file photo)

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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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