Reflecting its uneasy ties with BJP, NDA ally PMK on Thursday described the Railway Budget as "a big disappointment" with no reduction in passenger fare while AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa welcomed it saying the common man has been spared from fare hike.
PMK, an NDA partner in Tamil Nadu, on Sunday projected MP and former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss as its chief ministerial candidate for the 2016 Assembly elections as the party decided to form an alternative front to free the state from the "clutches of Dravidian parties".
NDA partner PMK on Monday attacked the Narendra Modi Government over the cut in jet fuel (ATF) prices while leaving out petrol and diesel, asking sarcastically if it had a "progressive" policy that motorists should opt for aeroplanes instead of two-wheelers.
The NDA government on Thursday came under attack from ally PMK over its willingness for a debate on whether the words "socialist and secular" should be in the Preamble to the Constitution after a demand by key ally Shiv Sena's for its removal that was dubbed as "worrying".
PMK chief Ramadoss Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government to take a string of measures to reform school education which includes ensuring the protection of rights of poor children to education as guaranteed under the Right to Education Act.
Chennai: A day after Union Minister Arun Jaitley met AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, political parties in Tamil Nadu, including DMK and NDA ally PMK, today questioned its propriety at a time when her appeal against her conviction in an assets case is pending in the Karnataka High Court.
Criticising Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's comments that bull taming sport Jallikattu is a "western concept", NDA's state ally PMK today asked her to study the sport's history and Tamil culture before issuing such statements.
NDA constituent PMK on Sunday urged the Narendra Modi government to raise the fishermen's issue with the newly sworn-in Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during his February India visit and demanded that the leader immediately release boats of Indian fishermen under his country's custody.
In a sharp attack on the Centre for replacing Planning Commission with 'NITI Ayog,' NDA partner PMK Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking to achieve his 'twin objectives' of ensuring greater private role in government affairs besides wresting all authority.
Chennai: NDA ally PMK on Friday termed as 'national insult' the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha's demand for installing busts of Nathuram Godse in different locations in the country and urged the State and Central governments to nip this bid in the bud.
BJP's Tamil Nadu ally PMK on Thursday flayed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for adopting the ordinance route for increasing FDI cap in insurance sector, and charged that in the name of reforms NDA government was aiding big foreign and domestic firms.
Slamming pro-Hindu outfits on the reconversion issue, NDA constituent PMK on Monday said that people had given BJP a handsome mandate to work towards the country's economic development and "not to make India a Hindu nation".
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's remarks asking NDA ally PMK to walk out of the coalition like MDMK for its criticism of the Narendra Modi government has not gone down well with the party's state unit, which had since dismissed his outburst as his 'personal opinion.'