DMDK chief Vijaykanth, an ally of NDA, today said he would lead a delegation of opposition parties to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow to raise issues concerning the state after he called on DMK President M Karunanidhi and Congress leaders here.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday accused Andhra Pradesh police of committing more wrongs to hide those they had allegedly done by opening fire on April 7 in Chittoor district that killed 20 Tamil woodcutters.
Describing the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu in Andhra Pradesh as unprecedented and "a big human rights violation", DMK today called for a judicial enquiry into the episode and urged the Tamil Nadu government to take steps in this regard.
In continuing war of words with his arch-rival over the NDA Government's land acquisition bill, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday disputed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa's stand that the legislation vested more powers in states in granting exemptions.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday asked the Centre to request Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to advise his Navy on the recent attacks on Indian fishermen and said such incidents may harm relations between the two countries.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country, DMK President Karunanidhi said on Monday that Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's statement on Indian fishermen was like 'slap on the face'.
Slamming Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe for his remarks that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Lankan waters, DMK on Monday said it "amounted to a slap" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's face ahead of his tour to the island nation.
Decrying the recent attack on upcoming author 'Puliyur' Murugesan, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday urged the state government to ensure freedom of expression of writers and their personal safety.
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and demanded that the honour also be conferred on Dravidian veteran EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, and former Chief Minister Annadurai.
Taking a swipe at Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, DMK president M Karunanidhi today said no proper seating arrangements were made in the Tamil Nadu Assembly for an "ailing" person like him who had participated in debates for over 50 years.
DMK patriarch Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed in Parliament and asked all political parties to first get the legislation adopted and then work for getting sub-quota for the Backward Classes.