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.
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.