Tamil Nadu

Seat-sharing talks still on: CPI (M)

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

Special Correspondent
CHENNAI: Seat-sharing talks between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for the Lok Sabha elections are still on, the CPI (M) said here on Wednesday.
Describing as “mischievous,” reports in a section of the media that the party was negotiating with other parties, CPI (M) State secretary […]



Cong workers protest denial of Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

Special Correspondent
CHENNAI: Hundreds of Congress workers agitated before the State party headquarters Satyamurthi Bhavan here on Wednesday protesting against the denial of the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat to the party.
The party workers, who came to the city in the morning from various towns in Kanyakumari district, enforced a ‘blockade’ on the Bhavan ignoring assurances by […]



Seven cases of code violation in Karur

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

Staff Reporter
KARUR: Police have registered seven cases of model code of conduct for the elections in the district.
Sources said that the Karur Town police have registered a case of violation against the Viduthalai Singangal for unauthorised display of flex boards during their rally in the town on Tuesday.
Likewise Aravakurichi, Chintamanipatti and Palaviduthi police have registered […]



Avoid election graffiti on government buildings, political parties told

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

Staff Reporter
NAMAKKAL: The district administration has appealed to the political parties not to write poll graffiti on the walls of government buildings.
Participating at an all-party meeting held here recently, Collector U. Sagayam said the use of cut outs, banners and hoardings in the urban areas was banned.
If the parties erected any cut outs or hoardings, […]



DMK to contest all three Chennai seats

Mar 30th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

B. Kolappan
It will be a direct fight between DMK and PMK in five seats 
 
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M.Karunanidhi hands over the seat sharing agreement to TNCC president K.V. Thangkabalu at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai on Sunday. —Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI: The list of the Lok Sabha constituencies the DMK, the Congress and other […]



Karunanidhi questions Ramadoss’ claim

Mar 29th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

Special Correspondent
CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Saturday questioned PMK leader S.Ramadoss’ claim that he and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa shared common ground on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
Listing out differences between them, the Chief Minister, in a statement here, said while Dr.Ramadoss was a strong votary of Tamil Eelam, Ms.Jayalalithaa was only for creating […]



Left parties welcome PMK decision

Mar 27th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

 

CHENNAI: The State units of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India on Thursday welcomed the Pattali Makkal Katchi’s decision to quit the United Progressive Alliance led by the Congress.
In a statement here on Thursday, N.Varadarajan, State Secretary of the CPI (M), said the decision would give momentum to the […]



Ramadoss justifies PMK changing allies

Mar 27th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

Special Correspondent
CHENNAI: Not just the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), other parties too change their allies for every election, party founder S. Ramadoss said on Thursday. Since 1967, political parties in the State had contested every election in partnership with others. The composition of alliances changed each time.
“Does the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led front of 2004 […]



Tamil Nadu: DMDK to go it alone

Mar 23rd, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Tamil Nadu

B. Kolappan
— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

alliance with people: DMDK leader Vijayakant addressing an election meeting in Kancheepuram on Sunday. Kancheepuram: Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakant ruled out alliance with any combine and called upon his supporters to vote for candidates he would identify.
Launching his campaign for the Lok Sabha polls at Kancheepuram […]



PMK close to clinching deal with AIADMK

Mar 22nd, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Alliances, Tamil Nadu

T. Ramakrishnan 
CHENNAI: The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) is close to finalising a seat-sharing deal with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for the Lok Sabha elections.
The party has been offered seven Lok Sabha constituencies: Sriperumpudur, Arakkonam, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Chidambaram, Dharmapuri and Puducherry. There is an understanding between the two parties that one seat […]