Tamil Nadu

BJP top brass pitches for a truce in AIADMK, wants EPS,OPS & Sasikala together
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Sources in the BJP told IANS that the saffron party wants former Chief Ministers, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS), O. Panneerselvam (OPS) and former AIADMK interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala to come together and form a united AIADMK.
Temples are not anyone's personal property: Stalin
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The Chief Minister was speaking after presiding over a mass marriage ceremony at the Arulmigu Maruntheeswarar temple in Thiruvanmiyur on Sunday. Stalin said that be it a democracy or a monarchy, temples are for the people, adding that temples are not anyone's personal property.
Thevar community elders to persuade BJP leaders for OPS, Sasikala re-entry into AIADMK
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During a recent meeting of the Thevar community at Tirunelveli, a meeting of the elders of the community was held in which it was decided that they will approach the BJP leaders to persuade the AIADMK leadership to accommodate both OPS and Sasikala into the party. Sasikala, the former interim general secretary of the AIADMK, was removed from party positions after she was incarcerated in Bengaluru central prison in a case related to amassing wealth above her known sources of income.
Udayanidhi Stalin likely to join DMK govt as minister soon: Sources
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The birthday bash of the younger scion of the first family of Tamil Nadu on Sunday was an indication of the clout he enjoys in the government and the party. Tamil Nadu School education minister and DMK leader Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, who is considered a close family friend of Udayanidhi, had openly called for the latter to join his father's government.
Tamil Nadu Congress likely to throw its weight behind AIADMK if it exits BJP alliance
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AIADMK interim general secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) had said that the party was looking for all possibilities including a grand mega alliance of political parties to take on the DMK in the 2024 elections.
AIADMK likely to part ways with BJP, talks on for new alliances in 2024 polls
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In a recent statement, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, former Chief Minister and interim general secretary of AIADMK, has said that there was no need for him to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he was on a private visit to the state. However, he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Tamil Nadu visit in the capacity of opposition leader.
PM Modi presents honorary doctorates to musicians Ilayaraja, Sivaraman
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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Madurai at a special aircraft from Bengaluru and was received at the airport by Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi, Ministers K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran, Thangam Thenarassu, Moorthy, former Chief Ministers K. Palaniswami, O. Panneerselvam, among others.
Fissures in DMK-led alliance as Congress welcomes EWS verdict
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State Congress President, K.S. Alagiri welcomed the judgment upholding 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections in government jobs as well as for admissions to state-run and private unaided educational institutions. While this was the political stand of the Congress at the national level, in Tamil Nadu, it has created confusion within the SPA as the DMK, which heads the alliance, was totally against the EWS quota.
PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu on Nov 11, says BJP
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Tamil Nadu BJP President, K. Annamalai said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not having any other functions in Tamil Nadu other than the function at the Gandhigram Rural Institute, as he has four programmes in four different states on that day.
Kanimozhi apologises for DMK spokesperson's remarks against BJP women leaders
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Khushbu, in a tweet tagging Kanimozhi, questioned this and asked if insulting women was part of the "New Dravidian Model". "When men abuse women, it just shows what kind of upbringing they have had and the toxic environment they were brought in. These men insult the womb of a women. Such men call themselves followers of Kalaignar. Is this new Dravidian model under CM Stalin's rule?"
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