Tamil Nadu

DMK's ex-MP Masthan was murdered, TN Police arrest five
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Police initiated a probe after the son of the late leader cast doubts about his death and formally registered a complaint with the Guduvancherry police. The police on investigation found that the former MP was murdered and that it was due to a financial dispute with certain family members. Guduvancherry police later arrested Imran, Thoufeeq, Sulthan, Nasser, and Lokesh.
Udayanidhi will prove his abilities through performance: CM Stalin
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Speaking at a function in Tiruchirapalli to distribute welfare assistance to needy people, he noted that Udayanidhi Stalin, when he became a legislator for the first time in May 2021, had asked the people to judge him by his performance, and in due course of time, earned appreciation from people through his commendable performance as a legislator.
Sasikala to meet supporters on Jan 1
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The ousted leader, who has not been publicly active in the past few months in public, asked her supporters not to bring flowers when they come to her residence in the city's T-Nagar area at 10 am. In a statement, Sasikala said that she was leading the AIADMK and added that all issues in the party would be settled before the 2024 general elections.
BJP not interfering in AIADMK's internal affairs: EPS
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The statement of the AIADMK leader assumes significance as there were reports that the AIADMK is drifting apart from the BJP after internal issues within the party. There were also reports that the BJP is trying to swallow the AIADMK and the statement of EPS in the party office-bearers' meeting is considered an indicator that the AIADMK does not have any issue with the saffron party.
ED attaches 45 acres of land worth Rs 55 cr linked to DMK leader A. Raja
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The ED said in a statement said that the land was bought by Raja with the money he got as 'bribe' while serving as Union Minister for Environment and Forest (2004 to 2007). It may be recalled that Raja, the Lok Sabha MP from Nilgiris constituency and Deputy Secretary of DMK, was under the radar of the ED in the 2G spectrum scam.
Kamal Haasan in Bharat Jodo Yatra: A move to join the DMK-Congress alliance?
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However, it is seen as a shrewd political move as he and his party have not been performing well in successive elections. Kamal Haasan himself lost from the Coimbatore South constituency in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections and several senior leaders of the party resigned and joined other parties.
Karunanidhi dynasty enters 3G ignoring Annadurai's principles
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However, his colleague, M. Karunanidhi, one of the rabble-rousing scriptwriters of Tamil movies, had different thoughts and his family is now holding key positions in the DMK flaunted as a party with a difference and a party driven by ideology.
BJP 'keen' for patch up between OPS and EPS in TN
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Panneerselvam, a former Chief Minister, is in political wilderness after his expulsion from the AIADMK, and the rival group of present interim general secretary, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) has gained an upperhand. However, OPS has a huge strength in his fiefdom of South Tamil Nadu and his Thevar community, who have been an ardent vote bank for the AIADMK.
'Chinnavar' Udhayanidhi to be inducted in Stalin cabinet soon: Sources
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IANS had reported on November 29 that Udhayanidhi Stalin, fondly known as 'Chinnavar' in the party circles, was likely to be inducted into Stalin cabinet soon. Udhayanidhi, who is an MLA from the Chepauk Assembly constituency has been active in the DMK youth wing for the past few years and is one of the rising stars of the party in Tamil Nadu.
OPS to attend swearing-in of Gujarat Chief Minister
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According to his office, OPS is attending the swearing-in ceremony after receiving an invitation from the BJP national leadership. Meanwhile, the present interim general secretary of the AIADMK and former Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) in a statement said that even though he had received an invitation from the BJP national leadership he was unable to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
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