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Karunanidhi accuses TN government of double-standards in Sethu issue

Karunanidhi accuses TN government of double-standards in Sethu issueDMK chief M Karunanidhi has accused the Tamil Nadu led by political rival, Jayalalithaa of adopting "double-standards" by raining opposition against the Sethusamudram project in Supreme Court.

He said that the move by the government is a betrayal of the state. Karunanidhi has been a strong supporter of the multi-million rupees project that has been a controversial project in the state and the country. The project has attracted opposition from some who are against the demolition of the mythical Ram Sethu or Adam's Bridge.

TN Deputy CM Stalin pledges support to industry

TN Deputy CM Stalin pledges support to industry

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin said that his government would take all possible steps to support industry, introducing a bill for single-window clearance of industrial projects in the coming assembly session.

The Deputy CM, after a meeting with industry and commerce leaders, assured adequate power supply and conductive atmosphere for the industry of the state.

Mr. Stalin said, “The government’s concern does not end with the formulation and commissioning of industrial projects. It wants to support continued activities of the projects.”

Key ally of India's ruling Congress party agrees to join government

Key ally of India's ruling Congress party agrees to join government New Delhi  - A key ally of India's ruling Congress party, the regional Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) party, has decided to join the new federal government in return for three key ministerial jobs - ending the deadlock over cabinet positions, media reports said Sunday.

The southern Tamil Nadu state-based DMK with its 18 lawmakers is among the main constituents of the Congress-party led United Progressive Alliance that scored a resounding victory in the recently concluded national polls.

Congress-DMK talks fail

Congress-DMK talks failNew Delhi, May 21: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today announced that it would now give outside support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government after talks failed on the issue of ministerial berths in the Cabinet.

“Congress’ proposal is not acceptable to us. There was no formula on establishment of government in 2004. The DMK has decided to offer support to the Congress from outside,” senior DMK leader T. R. Balu told reporters here.

According to sources, Congress’ refusal to hand over the crucial Telecom and infrastructure related portfolios to the DMK was the stumbling block.

Congress, DMK close to ending cabinet berth deadlock

Congress, DMK close to ending cabinet berth deadlockNew Delhi, May 21 : The Indian National Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is in power in Tamil Nadu, have reportedly arrived at a formula that could end the deadlock over who from the latter party will make it to the Union Cabinet.

According to sources, the Congress and the DMK have reached an understanding on two Cabinet rank ministers, one Minister of State (with Independent charge), and three Ministers of State.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam executive council meets in Chennai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam executive council meets in ChennaiChennai, May 18 : The executive council of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is meeting here today

Senior DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran said: "A lot of issues will be taken up at the meeting. It''s quite an important meeting. My leaders will meet the press soon after the executive council is over."

The DMK-Congress combine, which won 28 seats in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, is to review the post-poll scenario.

DMK leaders express joy over party’s success

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMKChennai, May 17 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders on Sunday expressed their jubilation at the results of the Lok Sabha elections.

The DMK-Congress combine, which won 28 seats in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, is now ready to review the post-poll scenario.

"Tomorrow is the executive council meeting, which will be held at 10.30 am. A lot of issues would be taken up at the meeting. It''s quite an important meeting. Tomorrow my leaders will be meeting the press soon after the executive council is over," said Dayanidhi Maran, senior DMK leader and nephew of party chief M. Karunanidhi.

DMK wants 7 Cabinet berths in the new UPA govt

Sonia Gandhi Chennai, May 17 : Having played a key role in ensuring a United Progressive Alliance's success in Tamil Nadu, the M. Karunanidhi-led Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam is likely to ask seven cabinet berths in the new set up of government at the Centre.

DMK wants to retain Surface Transport and IT ministry among others, a Times Now report quoted sources as saying.

DMK sources had earlier stated that they were eyeing cabinet posts for Kanimozhi, Maran and Azhagiri.

DMK to contest 21 seats, Congress 16

DMK to contest 21 seats, Congress 16Chennai, Mar 29 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, last night finalised a seat-sharing arrangement with its allies, the Congress, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).

According to the deal, the Congress will contest 15 Tamil Nadu seats and one seat in Puducherry, the VCK, a Dalit party, got two seats and the IUML got one.

The arrangement has left 21 seats for the DMK.

DMK threatens to withdraw ministers

DMK threatens to withdraw ministersThe Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi has threatened to pull out from UPA if the government does not take any step to stop the killings of Lankan Tamil by the Sri Lankan army.

DMK MPs resign from Rajya Sabha

Chennai, Oct 17  Three MPs of Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) have today submitted their resignation from the Rajya Sabha to the party President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in Chennai.

The three MPs - Siva, A A Jinnah and Vasanthi Stanley - have resigned following resolution adopted at an all party meeting stating that all MPs from the state would resign if the centre does not intervene and workout a ceasefire in Sri Lanka within two weeks.

Earlier, the MP Kanimozhi had also submitted her resignation to the DMK President.

Meanwhile, all the seven DMK ministers in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government are expected to submit their resignation letters to Karunanidhi on Friday to mount pressure on the government.

RJD, DMK support Indo-US nuclear deal

Manmohan Singh, June 19 : The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government received a shot in the arm today when the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Karunanidhi voiced support for the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

The RJD chief said here that the Indo-US deal was in the interest of the nation and necessary for the country’s development. And added that it would be unfortunate if the agreement falls through.

Congress Wins Madurai West Seat By 31,115 votes

CongressMadurai: Congress applicant K.S.K Rajendran won the Madurai West assemblage electorate by a margin of 31,115 votes over his closest AIADMK opponent Sellur K Raju.

The Congressional applicant, part of the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance, was chairing since the vote counting process started at 8 am today.

The by-poll on June 26 was required because of the death of revolutionary AIADMK member S.V. Shanmugham.




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