NDA ally, PMK, on Thursday asked the Centre to evolve a practical strategy to solve the contentious fishermen issue involving India and Sri Lanka and stressed that the row could be resolved only through dialogue.
Dismissing arguments against increasing the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets as being 'ignorant' and 'foolish', NDA ally PMK on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give directions to ensure it is increased to 85 percent as scheduled earlier.
Toeing NDA ally PMK's stand, Vaiko-led MDMK, an erstwhile partner of the alliance, today announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 by-election to Srirangam Assembly Constituency, vacated by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a corruption case.
Paattali Makkal Katchi chief Ramadoss on Thursday alleged that the Tamil Nadu government was "restricting" the probe into illegalities in granite mining in the state to Madurai district and wanted it to extend it to the entire state.
The new bonhomie between erstwhile political foes DMDK and PMK in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls is ratcheting up the morale of cadres of both the parties in Tamil Nadu raising hopes of good performance of NDA.