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Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Dy Chief Minister O Pannerselval at a programme in Chennai.(PTI)

AIADMK asks BJP to accept it as senior partner in Tamil Nadu or reconsider electoral options

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The BJP has to endorse Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s candidature for the CM’s post for the polls, the AIADMK indicated and wanted its partner to agree to its other terms like non-participation in government and if not rethink of its 2021 electoral options.
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Tamil Nadu politics has witnessed prolonged sibling rivalry between Karunanidhi’s two sons.(PTI Photo/File)
Tamil Nadu politics has witnessed prolonged sibling rivalry between Karunanidhi’s two sons.(PTI Photo/File)

Alagiri to consult supporters on launching new party, meet Rajinikanth

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Alagiri dismissed questions of the DMK extending an olive branch to him.
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After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)

The Rajinikanth factor in Tamil Nadu polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:33 PM IST
There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
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MK Stalin’s son and DMK youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin.(PTI)
MK Stalin’s son and DMK youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu 2021 elections: DMK chief’s son kicks off 75-day campaign ahead of polls

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:37 PM IST
A DMK release said party’s Women’s Wing leader and Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi, former Ministers K Ponmudi and I Periyasamy among others will tour different parts of the state as part of the campaign.
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Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Puducherry govt rolls out free breakfast scheme for school students named after Karunanidhi

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Karunanidhi, a former Chief Minister of neighbouring Tamil Nadu, was keenly interested in development of Puducherry and more particularly the downtrodden and marginalised sections, Narayansamy said.
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Sivaji Ganesan with Kamal Haasan in Thevar Magan.
Sivaji Ganesan with Kamal Haasan in Thevar Magan.

Revisiting five best performances of Sivaji Ganesan on his 19th death anniversary

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 01:37 PM IST
On Sivaji Ganesan’s 19th death anniversary, a look at his five best works, from 1952 Tamil film Parasakthi to Kamal Haasan starrer Thevar Magan.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth releases the 50th anniversary souvenir of Thuglak magazine in Chennai, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth releases the 50th anniversary souvenir of Thuglak magazine in Chennai, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

‘Will speak on politics when the time comes’, says Rajinikanth; then drops a hint

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Rajinikanth is expected to make a foray into politics ahead of State Assembly elections scheduled to be held next year.
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A television series on the life of late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi will be telecast from Saturday on ‘Kalaignar Seithigal TV’ channel.(PTI File Photo)
A television series on the life of late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi will be telecast from Saturday on ‘Kalaignar Seithigal TV’ channel.(PTI File Photo)

TV series on DMK patriarch Karunanidhi’s life from Nov 2

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 07:34 PM IST
Those engaged in the production of the series at Kalaignar TV, which is owned by the party’s first family, said that it is an in-house production.
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DMK President MK Stalin says he was asked several questions when he revealed his name during a visit to Russia in 1989.(PTI)
DMK President MK Stalin says he was asked several questions when he revealed his name during a visit to Russia in 1989.(PTI)

‘Was asked several questions’: DMK chief Stalin’s name raised eyebrows in Russia

By Agence France-Presse | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2019 05:55 AM IST
MK Stalin’s father M Karunanidhi, the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, deliberately named his son after the Russian communist leader Joseph Stalin.
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In the run-up to the elections, 66-year-old Stalin displayed maturity and accommodation in painstakingly cobbling up a strong alliance, comprising eight parties and working out the campaign strategy.(HT image)
In the run-up to the elections, 66-year-old Stalin displayed maturity and accommodation in painstakingly cobbling up a strong alliance, comprising eight parties and working out the campaign strategy.(HT image)

A year on, DMK chief Stalin tightens grip on his party

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 08:08 AM IST
The DMK is also the third-largest party in the Lok Sabha and is making its presence felt on the national level.
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Mamata Banerjee was in Chennai to unveil a bronze statue of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on his first death anniversary.(ANI PHOTO.)
Mamata Banerjee was in Chennai to unveil a bronze statue of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on his first death anniversary.(ANI PHOTO.)

Mamata, Stalin slam Centre, say Kashmiri voices should have been heard

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 10:14 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress chief and the Dravidian party leader made these remarks in Chennai while unveiling a bronze statue of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, on his first death anniversary.
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The Enforcement Directorate Wednesday attached assets worth Rs 40.34 crore of a private granite firm, in which expelled Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam eader MK Alagiri’s son Durai Dhayanidhi is a director, according to an ED official.(PTI)
The Enforcement Directorate Wednesday attached assets worth Rs 40.34 crore of a private granite firm, in which expelled Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam eader MK Alagiri’s son Durai Dhayanidhi is a director, according to an ED official.(PTI)

Assets worth Rs 40 crore of Alagiri’s son attached

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The action was taken against the firm, Olympus Granite Private Limited, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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The alliance has field BJP state chief Tamilsai Sundararajan against Kanimozhi.(HT Photo)
The alliance has field BJP state chief Tamilsai Sundararajan against Kanimozhi.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Kanimozhi, Tamilisai in prestige fight from Tamil Nadu port city seat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 12:22 AM IST
The seat was also witness to a larger battle between the DMK, whose supremo M Karunanidhi (Kanimozhi’s father) passed away last year, and the BJP who has allied with ruling party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham.
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The results of 2019 polls will not just have a bearing on government formation at the Centre, but also give much needed clarity on the prevailing political uncertainty in the state.(REUTERS)
The results of 2019 polls will not just have a bearing on government formation at the Centre, but also give much needed clarity on the prevailing political uncertainty in the state.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AIADMK faces test in election after Jayalalithaa era

By Abhishek Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 01:28 PM IST
The AIADMK created history by retaining power in Tamil Nadu by winning the assembly elections twice in a row, 2011 and 2016, ending a two-decade old trend. Tamil Nadu has flipped between the AIADMK and the DMK since 1989.
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Addressing an election rally in the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami said that his government was ready to order a probe into Karunandhi’s death.(PTI)
Addressing an election rally in the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami said that his government was ready to order a probe into Karunandhi’s death.(PTI)

‘Ready to probe Karunanidhi’s death’: Tamil Nadu CM targets DMK chief Stalin

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) on Monday blamed DMK president MK Stalin for not taking his father and party patriarch M Karunanidhi abroad for treatment and said that his “government is ready to order a probe into his death”.
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The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders launched their campaigns on Wednesday for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and 18 assembly seat by-polls.(PTI File Photo)
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders launched their campaigns on Wednesday for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and 18 assembly seat by-polls.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AIADMK, DMK kick off poll campaigns in Tamil Nadu

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 11:37 PM IST
While chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami began his campaign in his native district Salem, DMK president MK Stalin launched his campaign in Thiruvarur Assembly constituency.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Bal Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena.(HT PHOTO)
Bal Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena.(HT PHOTO)

Political wit: Why can’t netas go past zoology, anatomy?

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Across states and political parties, whether it was M Karunanidhi about J Jayalalithaa, Pramod Mahajan about Sonia Gandhi or Bal Thackeray about Mrinal Gore (Janata Party) and Ahilya Rangnekar (Communist), they could only think of insulting these formidable women with references to body parts or functions
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The Election Commission cancelled the Tiruvarur bypoll, necessitated following the demise of DMK leader M Karunanidhi, after parties expressed reservations in holding the election in view of cyclone Gaja relief measures.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
The Election Commission cancelled the Tiruvarur bypoll, necessitated following the demise of DMK leader M Karunanidhi, after parties expressed reservations in holding the election in view of cyclone Gaja relief measures.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)

Election Commission cancels bypoll in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur

By Indo-Asian News Service | Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 09:42 AM IST
The Tiruvarur seat in Tamil Nadu fell vacant following the death of DMK president M Karunanidhi last August.
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi is being presented a sword by DMK president MK Stalin at a public meeting after unveiling a life-size bronze statue of late DMK leader M Karunanidhi in Chennai.(PTI photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is being presented a sword by DMK president MK Stalin at a public meeting after unveiling a life-size bronze statue of late DMK leader M Karunanidhi in Chennai.(PTI photo)

DMK’s Stalin makes pitch for Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate in latest opposition gathering

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 11:47 PM IST
The pitch by DMK chief MK Stalin came at a rally in Chennai as senior opposition leaders gathered for the unveiling of a statue of late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at the party office, Anna Arivalayam.
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, DMK president MK Stalin, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders at the gathering.(AP)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, DMK president MK Stalin, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders at the gathering.(AP)

Stalin proposes Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate in opposition’s latest gathering at Karunanidhi statue unveiling

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 11:01 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin had called on Sonia Gandhi during his Delhi visit for the opposition parties meeting on December 10 and invited her to the ceremony to unveil the statues of former Tamil Nadu chief ministers Karunanidhi and CN Annadurai.
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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

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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).
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Maharashtra’s longest-serving assembly member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, 92, on Tuesday announced his retirement from electoral politics.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra’s longest-serving assembly member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, 92, on Tuesday announced his retirement from electoral politics.(HT Photo)

At 92, Maharashtra’s longest serving lawmaker to quit electoral politics

UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Maharashtra’s longest-serving assembly member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, 92, has said he plans not to contest next elections, 59 years after he was first elected as a lawmaker in 1962
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Kamal Haasan was addressing reporters in Chennai on the occasion of his 64th birthday.(PTI/File Photo)
Kamal Haasan was addressing reporters in Chennai on the occasion of his 64th birthday.(PTI/File Photo)

Ready for bypolls in Tamil Nadu, Kamal Haasan says on 64th birthday

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to face the bypolls for 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu whenever they were held.
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DMK mouthhpiece ‘Murasoli’ has expressed regret for its recent article criticising superstar Rajinikanth.(PTI File Photo)
DMK mouthhpiece ‘Murasoli’ has expressed regret for its recent article criticising superstar Rajinikanth.(PTI File Photo)

DMK mouthpiece regrets calling Rajinikanth BJP’s puppet; it’s a first

By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 11:37 PM IST
This is the first time the mouthpiece, which had been started by late party patriarch M Karunanidhi in 1942, has expressed regret for an article.
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Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran appear before a special 2G court for a hearing in the Aircel-Maxis case in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran appear before a special 2G court for a hearing in the Aircel-Maxis case in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Orders reserved on Maran brothers’ plea in illegal telephone exchange case

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 09:29 PM IST
A CBI court had in August framed charges and ordered trial of former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the case of alleged setting up of “illegal” telephone exchanges to benefit the Sun TV Network of his elder brother Kalanithi Maran during 2004-06.
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Andra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.(AFP File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Andra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.(AFP File Photo)

Proposed alliance between Congress, TDP surprising and shocking

By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:08 AM IST
If the Congress, TDP alliance materialises, it would bear comparison with the pre-1999 electoral pact between M Karunanidhi’s DMK and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s BJP.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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
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DMK president MK Stalin, along with Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad and other leaders in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)
DMK president MK Stalin, along with Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad and other leaders in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)

At Karunanidhi commemoration event, Opposition speaks out against BJP

By CS Kotteswaran | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:20 PM IST
Leaders, cutting across party and ideological lines on Thursday, pitched for united secular front against the BJP in the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls at a function organised in Chennai to commemorate the late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, who passed away on August 7.
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