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Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on Tuesday(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Vellore election cancelled after huge cash recovery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The EC took the decision after the district police filed a complaint against Kathir Anand, the DMK’s candidate from Vellore and two party functionaries on the basis of a report from the Income Tax (IT) department on April 10.
Dhinakaran is a Thevar, one of Tamil Nadu’s most influential backward classes, that is numerically concentrated in the central, eastern (the Cauvery delta) and southern parts of the state.(HT Photo)
Dhinakaran is a Thevar, one of Tamil Nadu’s most influential backward classes, that is numerically concentrated in the central, eastern (the Cauvery delta) and southern parts of the state.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: TTV Dhinakaran, the X-factor, may upend Tamil Nadu’s bipolar fights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By TR Vivek
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Dhinakaran, a nephew of VK Sasikala, the longtime aide of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, can potentially help the opposition alliance led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) with not only a big slice of the 39 Lok Sabha (LS) seats, but also the chance to form a new government in the state.
Actor Radha Ravi was speaking at the trailer launch of Nayanthara’s Kolayuthir Kaalam when he made the remarks.(YouTube)
Actor Radha Ravi was speaking at the trailer launch of Nayanthara’s Kolayuthir Kaalam when he made the remarks.(YouTube)

DMK temporarily suspends actor Radha Ravi over derogatory remarks

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 12:12 PM IST
The DMK said Radha Ravi was acting in a manner that brought disrepute to the party, defying the party discipline and was temporarily suspended from the party.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during an interactive session with IT Professionals "India Preneurs" ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019 in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during an interactive session with IT Professionals "India Preneurs" ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019 in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress leaders ask Rahul Gandhi to contest from 2nd seat in the South

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The Congress has substantial presence in Karnataka (which it rules in an alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular) and Kerala (where it is the principal Opposition party), is in alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu, but is weak in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is set to rehabilitate the political career of former telecom minister A Raja, party patriarch, the late M Karunanidhi’s daughter, Kanimozhi, and his grand nephew, Dayanidhi Maran, in the Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is set to rehabilitate the political career of former telecom minister A Raja, party patriarch, the late M Karunanidhi’s daughter, Kanimozhi, and his grand nephew, Dayanidhi Maran, in the Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Raja, Kanimozhi, Maran among DMK hopefuls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 12:23 AM IST
While Kanimozhi is the lone claimant for the Thoothukudi seat, Raja and Maran have sought to be fielded as DMK candidates from the Nilgiris reserved constituency and Central Chennai, respectively. Raja and Maran had unsuccessfully contested these seats in 2014.
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy and his colleagues slept on a pavement near L-G Kiran Bedi’s residence wearing black shirts on Wednesday night in support of their demand that she sanction 39 government proposals, including a free rice scheme.(PTI)
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy and his colleagues slept on a pavement near L-G Kiran Bedi’s residence wearing black shirts on Wednesday night in support of their demand that she sanction 39 government proposals, including a free rice scheme.(PTI)

Day 2: Puducherry CM, cabinet protest against L-G Kiran Bedi intensifies

Hindustan Times, Puducherry | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy continued his sit-in protest against lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi outside her residence for the second day along with his ministerial colleagues on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday filed a writ petition in Madras High Court challenging recent constitutional amendment for granting 10% reservation to economically weaker sections of society, reports news agency ANI.(PTI)
Tamil Nadu political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday filed a writ petition in Madras High Court challenging recent constitutional amendment for granting 10% reservation to economically weaker sections of society, reports news agency ANI.(PTI)

DMK challenges recently-passed 10% quota for poor bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:29 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin had declared well before the debate started that his party opposes the bill because the quota should be based on social backwardness and not economic status. .
Chennai, India - Karunanidhi attends court in a defamation case on Monday. (Photo by V Srinivasulu) *pic received on January 18, 2016*(File Photo)
Chennai, India - Karunanidhi attends court in a defamation case on Monday. (Photo by V Srinivasulu) *pic received on January 18, 2016*(File Photo)

Tiruvarur bypoll: For Karunanidhi seat, DMK may opt for family nominee

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 08:33 AM IST
“Tiruvarur by-poll is a litmus test for all the three parties. If there is no division within Karunanidhi’s family, DMK will win easily. If Azhagiri contests or fields a candidate, then it is open for anybody,” said Ramu Manivannan, head of the politics and public administration department in Madras University.
The Madras High Court’s Madurai bench today questioned the Election Commission for the delay in holding bypolls to two assembly constituencies, including the seat held by late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. (File Photo)(AFP)
The Madras High Court’s Madurai bench today questioned the Election Commission for the delay in holding bypolls to two assembly constituencies, including the seat held by late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. (File Photo)(AFP)

HC questions delay in two bypolls, including seat held by Karunanidhi

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2018 09:39 PM IST
Both seats fell vacant in August this year due to the death of sitting MLAs, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) patriarch M Karunanidhi (Tiruvarur) and ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham’s (AIADMK) AK Bose (Thirparankunmdram).
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday announced that the ruling Congress party would leave the Thattanchavady seat for its ally DMK, to contest in the bypoll.(HT File Photo)
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday announced that the ruling Congress party would leave the Thattanchavady seat for its ally DMK, to contest in the bypoll.(HT File Photo)

Congress offers bypoll seat to ally DMK to cement ties

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday announced that the ruling Congress party would leave the Thattanchavady seat for its ally DMK, to contest in the bypoll.
President of DMK, MK Stalin, was admitted to the Apollo hospital in Chennai after he complained of discomfort late Wednesday night.(PTI File Photo)
President of DMK, MK Stalin, was admitted to the Apollo hospital in Chennai after he complained of discomfort late Wednesday night.(PTI File Photo)

Stalin doing well, says party after DMK president undergoes minor surgery

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:53 PM IST
MK Stalin was discharged from Apollo hospital at 2.30 pm.
MK Stalin is making plans to form his political party, say supporters.(PTI file photo)
MK Stalin is making plans to form his political party, say supporters.(PTI file photo)

Azhagiri meeting supporters to discuss launching new political party

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Azhagiri says he wants to come back to DMK and accept younger brother Stalin as his leader.
Patidar leader Hardik Patel with Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav at a hospital in Ahmedabad on September 8.(Twitter/Hardik Patel)
Patidar leader Hardik Patel with Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav at a hospital in Ahmedabad on September 8.(Twitter/Hardik Patel)

Patidar leader Hardik Patel continues indefinite fast from hospital bed

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 07:27 PM IST
Hardik Patel, who is on a hunger strike from August 25, was admitted to a hospital Friday after his health deteriorated.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Friday said his party will actively participate in the Bharat Bandh called by Congress on September 10 against the oil price hike.(PTI File Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Friday said his party will actively participate in the Bharat Bandh called by Congress on September 10 against the oil price hike.(PTI File Photo)

DMK to participate in Bharat Bandh called by Congress on September 10: Stalin

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 01:14 PM IST
The Centre is not doing anything to halt the rupee slide against dollar or to control the fuel prices which are marching towards Rs 100 per litre, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin said.
File photo of MK Azhagiri, the elder son of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
File photo of MK Azhagiri, the elder son of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

From Karunanidhi’s grave, Azhagiri sends a message to brother MK Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By CS Kotteswaran
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 08:06 PM IST
The peace rally, as the Azhagiri camp described the march, is seen as an effort to position Azhagiri, 67, as a leader with popular support amid a renewed effort to rejoin the DMK.
MK Azhagiri (centre) waves at supporters as he takes out a rally in homage to his father and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi, in Chennai on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)
MK Azhagiri (centre) waves at supporters as he takes out a rally in homage to his father and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi, in Chennai on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)

Seeking to rejoin DMK, Azhagiri takes out rally in Chennai in show of strength

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 12:24 PM IST
Azhagiri is upset with DMK party president and his younger brother MK Stalin for not letting him rejoin the party, in spite of his protestations of loyalty and a public statement that he is ready to accept his leadership.
Late DMK chief M Karunanidhi's sons MK Stalin (right) and MK Azhagiri (front).(PTI File Photo)
Late DMK chief M Karunanidhi's sons MK Stalin (right) and MK Azhagiri (front).(PTI File Photo)

DMK suspends leader after he welcomes Azhagiri at Chennai airport

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 07:41 PM IST
Ahead of expelled leader MK Azhagiri’s rally, DMK leader in Chennai suspended for greeting him at airport
DMK chief MK Stalin (left) with family members MK Alagiri (right), Kanimozhi and others.(PTI file photo)
DMK chief MK Stalin (left) with family members MK Alagiri (right), Kanimozhi and others.(PTI file photo)

Azhagiri falls in line, says ready to accept brother Stalin as DMK chief

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 06:34 PM IST
Azhagiri has been in political hibernation since his expulsion from the party in 2014 by the late Karunanidhi. The former union minister was sacked at the height of his fight with Stalin over establishing supremacy in the party.
Amit Shah is likely to attend a memorial meeting for Karunanidhi in Chennai on Thursday.(AFP)
Amit Shah is likely to attend a memorial meeting for Karunanidhi in Chennai on Thursday.(AFP)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: BJP wants pre-poll pact in Tamil Nadu by October

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 07:24 AM IST
Tamil Nadu is set to witness a multi-cornered contest with two main regional players – the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the DMK – and over half a dozen other smaller parties vying for the 39 Lok Sabha seats.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin on Sunday filed his nomination for the party president’s post and is likely to be elected unopposed at the general council meeting on August 28.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin on Sunday filed his nomination for the party president’s post and is likely to be elected unopposed at the general council meeting on August 28.(PTI Photo)

Stalin files nomination for DMK president’s post, likely to be elected unopposed

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:44 PM IST
At the DMK’s executive meeting on August 14 - the first after Karunanidhi’s death -, senior leaders had requested Stalin to take charge, saying he had all the qualities to succeed his father.
File photo of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi (L) with his son MK Stalin.(PTI photo)
File photo of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi (L) with his son MK Stalin.(PTI photo)

Stalin faces post-succession challenges after taking over as DMK president

Chennai, Hindustan Times | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 07:13 AM IST
Filling the treasurer’s post, which MK Stalin currently holds, is seen as a critical challenge. There are several aspirants for the post in an election year.
People pay tribute to the late DMK leader M Karunanithi after a silent rally, Coimbatore August 10,(PTI)
People pay tribute to the late DMK leader M Karunanithi after a silent rally, Coimbatore August 10,(PTI)

Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian parties must reinvent to keep others out

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:10 AM IST
Unless Dravidian parties reinvent themselves to stay relevant, the era of their domination in the state may end
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)

Karunanidhi brought social justice to Tamil Nadu

By Kavitha Muralidharan
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 08:22 AM IST
From providing free electricity to farmers to increasing reservation, the DMK leader took several steps that seemed small but were actually giant leaps. In a sense, they made Tamil Nadu the social justice state that it is.
Karunanidhi was the invisible artist, the scriptwriter, whose words and stories regaled and vulcanised actors and audiences alike.(SN Sinha / HT Archive)
Karunanidhi was the invisible artist, the scriptwriter, whose words and stories regaled and vulcanised actors and audiences alike.(SN Sinha / HT Archive)

Karunanidhi, a literary star who always had the last word

By Sudha G Tilak
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Karunanidhi was the last of the giants who ruled India’s public platforms with a keen acumen of how history, art and politics could convene and he was both the vehicle and engine for it.
M Karunanidhi speaks to the media at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai in 2016.(PTI file photo)
M Karunanidhi speaks to the media at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai in 2016.(PTI file photo)

Voice of the South: How M Karunanidhi deepened Indian democracy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 10:38 PM IST
He made national politics truly representative, respectful and accommodative of India’s regional, linguistic and social diversity.
Congress had led the alliance only twice in the state — in 1977 and 1989. In 2016, the party contested alone in all the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and lost all.(PTI)
Congress had led the alliance only twice in the state — in 1977 and 1989. In 2016, the party contested alone in all the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and lost all.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu parties look to woo Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Till recently, the major regional players AIADMK and DMK would be wooed by the national parties for a state alliance but now, the regional parties are speaking about aligning with the Congress directly.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters outside the hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai on July 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters outside the hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai on July 30, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Karunanidhi to return home in 2-3 days: DMK

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:57 PM IST
Karunanidhi was admitted to Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital on July 28 after his health deteriorated.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters outside the Kauvery hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai. The DMK on Wednesday said 21 of its party workers have died unable to bear the “shock” of the illness and hospitalisation of party chief M Karunanidhi.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters outside the Kauvery hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai. The DMK on Wednesday said 21 of its party workers have died unable to bear the “shock” of the illness and hospitalisation of party chief M Karunanidhi.(PTI Photo)

DMK leader Stalin says 21 party workers have died of shock after Karunanidhi’s illness

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 11:35 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) appealed to the cadres not to take any extreme step in view of the DMK chief M Karunanidhi health.
DMK Working President MK Stalin(PTI File Photo)
DMK Working President MK Stalin(PTI File Photo)

Only those looking for monetary gains and party posts behind Stalin, loyal DMK cadres with me: Azhagiri

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By CS Kotteswaran
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Let elections come you will see the difference, Azhagiri said to his followers.
Working President MK Stalin was in Sri Rangam near Trichy and spoke to party workers and locals seeking their cooperation in helping the DMK gain power by unseating the ruling AIADMK.(PTI File Photo)
Working President MK Stalin was in Sri Rangam near Trichy and spoke to party workers and locals seeking their cooperation in helping the DMK gain power by unseating the ruling AIADMK.(PTI File Photo)

Stalin urges DMK workers to prepare for early polls in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 08:35 PM IST
This is the third time in a week that MK Stalin has indicated the possibility of a change in the government
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