Tamil Nadu Government has allocated Rs 1,080 crore for distribution of laptops this fiscal under the free laptop scheme, one of the flagship schemes of ruling AIADMK, school education Minister K C Veeramani said today.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice to TNCC president E V K S Elangovan for his alleged derogatory remarks regarding a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday appealed to party workers to end their state-wide protests against TNCC president E V K S Elangovan for his alleged derogatory remarks over her August 7 meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
AIADMK on WEdnesday sought an apology from Tamil Nadu Congress president EVKS Elangovan for his alleged remarks on the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa as protests by the ruling party men and BJP continued in the state.
Hundreds of AIADMK workers, led by MLAs, Tuesday staged demonstrations at various places in the city and burnt effigies of TNCC Chief EVKS Elangovan, protesting his alleged remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa recently.
Sounding the poll bugle well ahead of next year's Assembly elections, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday told party workers to reach out to all the 5.62 crore voters in Tamil Nadu and announced the appointment of vote canvassers for the mammoth task.
Seeking to target the ruling AIADMK over prohibition issue, DMK treasurer M K Stalin today vowed that implementing prohibition will be the first task if his party is voted to power in the Assembly polls next year.
Facing criticism from archrival AIADMK and PMK on prohibition, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said his government in 1971 had only 'postponed' the dry regime due to financial crunch but restored it in three years.
Facing mounting pressure over demands for implementing prohibition, ruling AIADMK on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on its rivals, insisting that electoral gains were behind their vocal opposition to liquor.
AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalaithaa Tuesday canceled all her party programmes for a week as a mark of respect and to facilitate homage for former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday.
MDMK on Monday slammed the Tamil Nadu government's stand against implementing prohibition saying the ruling AIADMK was dependent 'solely' on liquor sales through state-run outlets for revenue and condemned it for not showing concern for people's welfare.
CPI Tuesday welcomed the Tamil Nadu government's request seeking immediate commencement of work on interlinking of rivers and said the Chief Minister should seek support of other political parties as they would back it.