Former Union minister and DMK MP, A Raja, on Tuesday said he, after consultations with the party chief M Karunanidhi, would chalk out plans for a series of agitation on issues concerning Nilgiris District, including Hindustan Photo Film (HPF) and price of tea leaves.
DMK president M Karunanidhi claimed he had been cordial to his arch rival and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa during their days in Tamil cinema but she had `returned the favour` by effecting the midnight arrest of him during her earlier rule from 2001-06.
The DMK shot off a letter to the Vice President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, seeking removal of Press Council chairman Markandeya Katju, saying a person with continuous outbursts and temperamental behaviour is not fit for holding office.
DMK members in Tamil Nadu Assembly were on Tuesday evicted en masse for the fourth time in the ongoing Budget session, thus attracting a House rule that barred them from attending the rest of the session, slated to end on August 12.
The DMK announced expulsion of former minister V Mullaivendhan for anti-party activities but dropped disciplinary action against most of the 33 leaders, including former union minister SS Palanimanickam, suspended last month, accepting their explanations.
In its series of analysis meetings planned to discuss the party`s rout in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, DMK announced convening its high-level strategy committee meeting on June 2, a day ahead of party chief M Karunanidhi`s birthday.
Over 1,650 political parties including big names like BSP, CPI, DMK and National Conference drew a blank in the Lok Sabha elections that saw BJP storming to power at the Centre with a landslide victory.
A massive swing of 21.3 percent in vote share propelled the ruling AIADMK to coast to a resounding victory in 37 of the 39 seats leaving miles behind rivals including DMK, Congress, DMDK and BJP in the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.
A day after being dismissed from Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam by his father and party president M Karunanidhi, former union minister MK Alagiri said that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.