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Karuna taught Tamils to drink: AIADMK slams DMK over prohibition promise

Karuna taught Tamils to drink: AIADMK slams DMK over prohibiti...

Amid a growing chorus for implementing prohibition in Tamil Nadu, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Thursday said the Jayalalithaa-led government was taking all steps to make the state ‘liquor-free’, and lambasted arch rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for having “taught Tamils to drink” by removing prohibition in 1971. Taking a swipe at DMK president M Karunanidhi’s statement that his party would take steps to implement prohibition if voted to power in the ..., 2 months ago

DMK and the Rising Son, version 2.0

Shedding the traditional party-colour bordered veshti-shirt combo, the DMK supremo’s son now freely interacts with voters, takes questions and gives answers, which are tutored beforehand but with responsible inputs, which would make his answers both credible and convincing, if the party were to come back to power in 2016, says N Sathiya Moorthy.  It has taken the sweeping ‘brand Modi’ poll campaign to tell the Dravidian polity in southern Tamil Nadu that their forgotten, ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

Why Vaiko is a loner in Tamil Nadu politics today

Vaiko’s stock dwindles as the DMK’s poaching of his cadre continues unabated, reports R Ramasubramanian from Chennai. Vaiko, the 71-year-old firebrand Tamil Nadu politician and founder general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravidar Munnetra Kazhagam, is an angry man these days, and the reason is obvious. Poaching of his cadre, especially the second rank leadership, by Vaiko’s parent body, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, is going on unabated. In the past 10 days four of his ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Who will benefit from a BJP-DMDK tieup in TN polls

Subramanian Swamy stole the BJP's thunder in Tamil Nadu by meeting the DMDK’s Vijaykanth in Chennai, and his efforts seem to have paid off, at least in the interim, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Independent of the grand ‘GIM’, as the Tamil Nadu bureaucracy dubbed Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s ‘Global Investor Meet’, the surprise meet between Bharatiya Janata Party’s Subramanian Swamy and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam’s star-founder Vijaykanth did ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Early polls likely for TN assembly?

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK may choose to capitalise on the confusion within opposition ranks and hope to ride to power on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s popularity, writes N Sathiya Moorthy. With the delayed legislative session for clearing departmental budgetary allocations finally commencing, and the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam too setting up a 64,000-strong cadre group to meet individual voters and hear them out, speculation is rife that Chief Minister ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

TN assembly for international probe on alleged war crimes in N Lanka

A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew its efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the Narendra Modi government for an international probe against alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed in 2009 in Northern Sri Lanka. In a resolution adopted in the assembly, the Jayalalithaa government sought diplomatic efforts by India to change any possible pro-Lanka stand adopted by America in the United Nation ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

PHOTOS: Bharat bandh hits normal life; Bengal, Kerala among most affected

A day-long nationwide strike on Wednesday impacted normal life in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 200 persons.   SUCI women activists arguing with the police during the nationwide strike of Trade Union workers to protest against alleged anti-labour policies of the Central government, in Kolkata. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Khushboo tipped to be new TNCC chief after Elangovan fiasco: Sources

According to highly placed All India Congress Committee sources, yesteryear Tamil actress Khusboo Sundar is being tipped to be the next president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee.  Sources add that another reason for this impending change of guard is Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi taking a poor view of EVKS Elangovan’s involvement in the TNCC trust case. AICC insiders apprehend that trust controversy could hurt the party considerably with G K Vasan and Jayanthi Natarajan ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Is Mulayam Singh really angry with Akhilesh Yadav?

The 75-year-old Samajwadi Party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been publicly rebuking the 42-year-old Uttar Pradesh chief minister who also happens to be his son. Is the public display of anger for real? Or is it just a way of fooling the public? Sudhir Bisht spoke with some keen observers of politics in UP to find out what they feel about Netaji’s anger. Mulayam Singh Yadav, the three-time chief minister and one-time Union defence minister, is clearly on the offensive when it comes ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Modi has 'lunch pe charcha' with Jaya at Poes Garden home

In his first visit to Chennai since becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi was given a rapturous welcome and hosted for lunch by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Look who’s lunching together! Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had Prime Minister Narendra Modi over for lunch on Friday after the launch of the National Handloom Day celebrations at the University of Madras.   Modi and Jayalalithaa held discussions which lasted over 50 minutes following which presented him with ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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