The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred to March 09 the hearing on the plea by DMK leader K Anbazhagan seeking stay on proceedings before the Karnataka High Court on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa against her conviction in a assets case.
Terming the BJP-led government at the Centre as "explicitly communal", DMK on Friday asked all political parties and other movements in the country to bury their regional and ideological differences and oppose the "communal threats that have befallen on the country."
The Special Bench of Karnataka High Court on Wednesday warned DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan of action for contempt of court for disturbing court proceedings after he submitted a memo seeking removal of SPP Bhavani Singh from hearing of appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa and three others, challenging their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.
MK Stalin, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi`s son on Sunday strongly denied rumours of his resignation from the party post saying 'news of his resignation is mere speculation'.
Amid chaos, DMK members were evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday after they gathered in front of the Speaker, objecting to some remarks made by Leader of the House and Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan.
The short session of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Thursday began on a stormy note, as opposition parties, including DMDK, DMK and the Left staged a walkout after being denied permission to raise various issues.
Amidst a host of issues likely to be raised by opposition parties, the short session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly begins here on Thursday sans the presence of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who has been convicted in an illegal wealth case.
Actor-politician Khushbu Sundar, who recently joined Congress after quitting DMK, on Saturday said she had joined the party because of her 'sensibilities' and her belief that only this party could bring about unity among various castes and creeds.
Hitting back at Karunanidhi for pressing to convene the Assembly session, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief did not have the standing to make such a demand, as he hardly attended proceedings of the House.
DMK treasurer and party president M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin on Tuesday asserted that his father would be the chief minister if his party was voted back to power in 2016 and hit out at CM O Panneerselvam for his comment that a 'cold war' was on between them.
A day after Supreme Court set aside a Madras High Court order directing the Centre to conduct caste-based census, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Union Government to factor in the necessity of holding such an exercise.
Expressing his dismay over parties patching up for political convenience, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan on Thursday claimed that the meeting between DMK leader MK Stalin and MDMK founder Vaiko was simply an exercise to win over sentimental people.
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.