Tamil Nadu

'Your communication unconstitutional, disregarded': CM Stalin in scathing letter to TN Governor Ravi
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The decision had been kept in abeyance by the Governor but the political high drama continued in the state.In a letter to the Governor, Stalin, starting with a polite greeting, made scathing remarks on his decision to dismiss Senthil Balaji,, saying his order needs outright disregard.
TN Governor withdraws controversial order sacking Minister Senthil Balaji
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Balaji, who was Minister without portfolio, will continue as a minister in the Stalin cabinet. Immediately after the Governor issued the order, Chief Minister MK Stalin had lashed out against the decision, saying that the Governor does not have any power to remove a minister from the Council of Ministers on his own.
Opposition leaders meet in Patna has frightened PM Modi: M.K. Stalin
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M.K. Stalin was speaking to reporters in Chennai on Thursday. The DMK leader said that Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar has successfully organized a meeting of opposition leaders in Patna on June 23 and that after the Prime Minister has toned down and softened his stand.
'Thalapathy' Vijay to dabble in politics, fill void left by Karunanidhi, Jayalalithaa
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Vijay on Saturday interacted with the first three rank holders in the Calss 10 and Class 12 examinations from all the Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu. The actor made all the arrangements for their travel, stay and other incidental expenses along with their parents in Chennai.
Senthil Balaji to continue in Stalin cabinet as minister without portfolio
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The Electricity portfolio of Balaji will henceforth be handled by state Finance Minister Thangam Thenarasu who has recently replaced P Thiaga Rajan (PTR). Senior leader and Tamil Nadu Housing Minister Erode Muthuswamy will hold additional charge of Excise and Prohibition.
T.R. Baalu's son T.R.B. Rajaa to be Tamil Nadu minister, Governor approves CM recommendation
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Meanwhile, Dairy Development Minister S.A. Nasser has been dropped from the cabinet. However, DMK sources told IANS that there could be a few more changes before the swearing-in of Rajaa. State Finance Minister P.T.R. Thiaga Rajan is likely to be shifted to a minor portfolio, following differences of opinion cropping up between him and Stalin's family after the leak of an audio in which a person, alleged to be the Minister.
'Cheap politics behind alleged PTR audio tape leaks': Stalin
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He said that as PTR himself has clarified twice on the tapes, there was no need for him to further talk on the subject and give publicity to anyone. Stalin said, "PTR himself clarified twice and I don't want to talk any further on this and give publicity to those indulging in cheap politics."State Finance Minister Thiagarajan had met Chief Minister Stalin at the latter's Alwarpet residence on Monday. This has eased tensions between the first family of DMK and PTR Thiagarajan after the alleged audio tape dialogues attributed to the finance minister.
M.K. Stalin extends International Labour Day greetings to people
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin pointed out that it was during the regime of the previous DMK governments that holidays with pay on May 1, apart from 20 per cent bonus for labourers, land for landless labourers and several other welfare programmes were implemented.
AIADMK leader EPS to meet Amit Shah in New Delhi today
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EPS will be accompanied by party state organising secretary and former minister D. Jayakumar, former ministers and senior leaders, SP Velumani, KP Muniswamy, C.Ve. Shanmugam and P. Thangamani. The Opposition delegation will be highlighting the corruption charges against the present DMK government and also on the failing law and order situation in the state.
Vijayan responds to Stalin, agrees to move together against 'erring Governor
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"As you have rightly stated, presently elected governments in many states are facing this issue. In Kerala too, certain bills passed by the State Assembly after due deliberation have been kept pending by the Governor for unduly long time, some for more than a year," said Vijayan.
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