Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi were among political leaders in the state who congratulated Tamilisai Sounderrajan today on being appointed as chief of BJP`s Tamil Nadu unit.
DMK president M Karunanidhi claimed he had been cordial to his arch rival and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa during their days in Tamil cinema but she had `returned the favour` by effecting the midnight arrest of him during her earlier rule from 2001-06.
Charging the BJP-led Union government with pursuing a "negative approach" in dealing with Sri Lanka by supporting it, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today urged the Centre to adopt a stance protective of Tamils there.
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday objected to the move to privatise maintenance operations and attract FDI in railways but hailed the announcement of five new trains for Tamil Nadu in the Rail Budget.
Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party`s growing clout.
Strongly criticising Jayalalithaa over the Mullaperiyar issue, Karunanidhi today demanded to know the state government`s action plan on the dam row against the background of a review petition in the Supreme Court by Kerala.
Terming as an "eyewash" the setting up of an inquiry commission by Tamil Nadu government to probe the 11-storeyed under construction building collapse which claimed 61 lives here, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded a CBI investigatiom into the incident.
DMK President M Karunanidhi, party treasurer M K Stalin and legendary music composer Illayaraja were among the host of people who paid their last respects veteran Tamil film director Ramanarayanan, who died on Sunday.
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday opposed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu`s remarks on constructing check dams across Palar, saying it would affect three districts in Tamil Nadu dependent on the river for its drinking water needs.
Slamming the rail fare hike, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday said that though BJP government promised to set right the "wrong precedents" of UPA government, its approach was no different from its predecessor`s on certain issues.
As DMK attacked the Centre over "imposition" of Hindi language, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said the new government will promote use of Hindi in all departments and public life.
Having faced the ignominy of complete rout in the Lok Sabha polls, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has found an emotive to chart his comeback into political prominence. Karunanidhi, Thursday, hit out at the Narendra Modi-led government for giving priority to Hindi.
The war of words between arch rivals Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi over the Cauvery issue continued unabated with the latter on Tuesday questioning her statement that there was no need for an all-party meeting to discuss the matter.
In continuing war of words, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday hit back at his arch rival and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, accusing her of seeking to politicise the Mullaperiyar dam issue and asked her to focus on followup administrative actions to implement the Supreme Court order.