M Karunanidhi-led DMK, which was decimated in the last assembly polls, is trying to make maximum advantage of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate assets case by wooing its former allies ahead of the 2016 polls.
From defeat of the country's richest woman--Savitri Jindal--in Haryana to a 88-year-old legislator in Maharashtra scripting history winning for the 11th time, some interesting facts emerged today in the Assembly polls in the two states.
With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls.
Launching a full-blown attack on ruling AIADMK, DMK on Wednesday alleged that Tamil Nadu was facing an "undeclared emergency-like situation" in the aftermath of Jayalalithaa's conviction in a graft case and sought Centre's intervention to put an end to the "atrocities" unleashed by AIADMK supporters.
From a hesitant teen starlet to becoming the protege of AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran aka MGR and a three-time Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa Jayaraam has traversed a long path of highs and lows in her four-decade- long political career, the latest being her conviction in an 18-year-old graft case on Saturday.
Security has been increased at the DMK headquarters and residences of its senior leaders here as a Special Court in Bangalore is set to deliver verdict in the 18-year-old wealth case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Saturday.
The Madras High Court on Wednesday dispensed with the personal appearance of DMK President and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi before the Justice (Retd) R Regupathi Commission, appointed by the government to probe irregularities in the construction of new secretariat complex at Omandurar Estate here.
DMK president M Karunanidhi Tuesday appealed to all those concerned for the welfare of Lankan Tamils to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa's address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, by hoisting black flags and wearing black shirts.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday said the arrest of ISI spies and their activities in Tamil Nadu has created panic among people and asked why no arrests have been made in connection with the May 1 twin bomb blasts in a train at the Central Railway Station in which a woman was killed.
Putting up a brave face in the wake of internal wrangles and electoral drubbings, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said that it was not a mere party, but a movement and asserted that "none is born to defeat it".
Former union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri on Tuesday surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate Court I here in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land and was granted bail till tomorrow.
DMK Chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday took exception to the Human Resource Development Ministry's plan to celebrate Teacher's Day as 'Guru Utsav' and alleged that a conspiracy was being hatched to downgrade Tamil language and society by such a move.
Madras High Court bench on Thursday granted anticipatory bail till September 3 to former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land of a local temple.