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.
Hitting back at Karunanidhi for pressing to convene the Assembly session, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief did not have the standing to make such a demand, as he hardly attended proceedings of the House.
With Kerala mulling legal options to maintain the Mullaperiyar Dam level at 136 ft, DMK on Friday expressed fears that Tamil Nadu could stand to lose a chance of implementing Supreme Court order allowing it to increase storage to 142 ft and sought urgent steps by AIADMK Government.
Brushing aside demands from within his supporters for his nomination as Chief Ministerial candidate, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin has said his father would be at the helm of affairs if DMK comes to power the next time.
DMK president M Karunanidhi today urged the Tamil Nadu government to expedite rain-related relief works in the state, including announcing compensation for farmers whose crops have been affected due to heavy downpour following the northeast monsoon.
DMK president Karunanidhi today lambasted Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah for stating that law and order was fine in the state and said that the Union government was duty bound to comment on the situation.