PMK chief wants TN to take cue from Kerala in anti-liquor drive

Lauding Kerala for its drive against liquor, PMK Thursday asked Tamil Nadu government to take a cue and go in for phased or complete prohibition in the state.

Clarify if `rainbow alliance` exists in TN: PMK to BJP

In a clear indication of fissures in the NDA in Tamil Nadu, PMK on Tuesday asked BJP to clarify if the "rainbow alliance" stitched ahead of the Lok Sabha polls continued to exist in the State.

TN govt has failed to prevent crimes against women: PMK

Condemning the gang-rape of a college student in Krishnagiri district, PMK founder leader S Ramadoss on Sunday accused the Tamil Nadu government of failing to control crime against women.

Reconsider Rajapakse invite: BJP allies MDMK, PMK; DMK backs

Narendra Modi`s invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in as Prime Minister drew more criticism on Friday from Tamil parties with BJP allies MDMK and PMK and also DMK urging him to reconsider it.

If offered a cabinet berth, party leader will decide: Ramadoss

PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday said his party`s leadership would take a call only if he is offered any berth in Narendra Modi cabinet.

VCK facing a litmus test in Chidambaram LS constituency

In a constituency, where caste factor plays a decisive factor, pro-Dalit outfit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi is facing an acid test to retain Chidambaram (SC) seat amid challenge by ruling AIADMK and PMK to upset its apple cart in the April 24 polls.

MDMK to support PMK in Puducherry

MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Sunday said his party would support PMK nominee RKR Anantharaman in the Lok Sabha elections in Puducherry.


Also known as the French Riviera of the East, the Union Territory of Puducherry was granted the status of a Union Territory in 1963.

`AINRC candidate is NDA nominee from Puducherry LS seat`

Confusion continued to prevail over the NDA`s candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat Puducherry, with BJP and ruling AINRC stating that the latter`s candidate is the official nominee.

Regional parties boost NDA strength in Tamil Nadu

Regional satraps like DMDK, MDMK and PMK which joined the NDA alliance on Thursday brightened its poll prosects, besides ensuring a stiff contest against two Dravidian parties - ruling AIADMK and DMK.

BJP clinches rainbow alliance in Tamil Nadu

BJP on Thursday announced the formation of a seven-party rainbow alliance for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.

Anbumani Ramadoss to contest from Dharmapuri

Even as seat-sharing talks with BJP continue, PMK on Sunday announced former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss`s candidature from the Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency for the April 24 polls.

SC allows Ramadoss` plea for shifting graft case to Delhi

Supreme Court allowed plea of PMK leader and former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss seeking shifting of the trial of a graft case against him from a court in Lucknow to the national capital.

BJP holds talks with PMK, DMDK on seat sharing

After successfully sewing up a formidable alliance with two local outfits ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu, the BJP today commenced talks on seat sharing with DMDK and PMK.

BJP`s `talks` to clinch poll deal for Tamil Nadu shifts to Delhi

Barring a few glitches over contentious seats, BJP appeared to have sealed an alliance pact with DMDK and PMK for the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and a final decision is expected Wednesday evening.

PMK wants Jaya to lead all party-team on fishermen issue

The PMK today alleged Centre was not paying heed to the concerns of Tamil Nadu on the issue of arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy and suggested that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa lead an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to press for a solution.

Two former MoS in PMK list of candidates for LS polls

PMK on Monday set the ball rolling for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls by releasing its first list of candidates, which included its president and two former Ministers of State for Railways.

2014 General Elections: MDMK leader says party could align with BJP

Tamil Nadu`s Vaiko-led MDMK is not averse to aligning with an alternate front, including the one led by the BJP, to unseat the Congress-led United Progressive Front (UPA) at the centre, a party official said.

PMK wants DMK to join hands to fight oppressive acts of AIADMK

Facing heat unleashed by AIADMK against its cadres, PMK signalled efforts to bring together political parties including DMK to fight against what it called "oppressive" acts of the ruling regime.

Freebies don`t improve lives, make people unhealthy: PMK

Freebies do not improve living standards of poor, PMK said adding that to finance the freebies, the Tamil Nadu government was increasing alcohol sales, thus adversely impacting the people`s health.