Former union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri on Tuesday surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate Court I here in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land and was granted bail till tomorrow.
Ruling AIADMK on Friday announced candidates for the September 18 by elections to local bodies, including three Mayor posts even as DMK decided to boycott it citing paucity of time to select candidates.
The DMK on Thursday said Narendra Modi could have "avoided" inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse for his May 26 swearing-in ceremony, saying the BJP leader should "understand the feelings" of people of Tamil Nadu.
The rumblings within DMK that rocked the party after dismissal of MK Alagiri, its South Zone Secretary seems far from over, as the 63-year-old leader continues to pledge to rout it in the April 24 polls.
Writing off of education and farm loans, statehood for Puducherry, setting up of the second rocket launch pad in Tamil Nadu are some of the promises made by the DMK party in its poll manifesto released on Tuesday.
Seeking a complete rout of archrival DMK and Congress in the coming Lok Sabha polls for "betraying the people" of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday announced a `whirlwind` campaign to ensure AIADMK wins all 40 seats.