It was Karunanidhi who got Chief Ministers the right to unfurl Tricolour on I-Day
Opponents exploit A. Raja’s derogatory comments on Chief Minister Palaniswami’s birth and his mother.
Ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, an alliance with Alagiri may give shape to a broader political front in the state.
DMK's online enrolment becomes a farce after pranksters exploit loopholes
Even after Karunanidhi’s departure in 2018, his first family, led by his son M.K. Stalin, tightened its hold on the party as more of his family members became power centres.
Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan at Ayodhya: AIADMK reminds its rival DMK what Karunanidhi had said about Ram
In 2002, a similar scheme was launched by Sonia Gandhi under Rajiv Gandhi’s name.
Both the manifestos appear to be mere formalities in keeping with the competitive politics of the DMK and AIADMK.
DMK President M K Stalin, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan among others were present at the unveiling.
Deprecating touching the feet of Stalin, the party said, "let us give up the servitude of touching the feet to grab attention and cooperate to foster a good political culture."
The general council resolves to provide a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each totalling Rs 4.96 crore to their families.
Karunanidhi was a colossus of Dravidian politics, and was known for his command of the Tamil language, his atheism and his wit. He died in Chennai on August 7.
A grim-faced Stalin, who broke down occasionally while reminiscing about his father, said Palaniswami "did not oblige and just said the matter will be considered to see us off."
Duraimurugan, the party's principal secretary and long time aide of Karunanidhi, said Stalin had all the skills to lead the party.
The party recalled various other efforts taken by Karunanidhi to ensure social justice and equality, including enacting a law to enable members from all castes become temple priests.
Though Stalin sits firmly in the saddle, Alagiri's tough posturing may prod his supporters to come out openly against the new party chief.
MK Stalin is now the working president of the DMK and looks set to assume its reins.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar backed the demand for posthumously conferring "Bharat Ratna" on Karunanidhi.
Surya Kiran Aerobatic Display Team perform during the air show conducted by Indian Air Force, in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Indian Air Force aerobatic team during the air show in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inspects the Zojila Tunnel in Ladakh.PTI Photo
Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress workers take part in a cycle rally to protest against the hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo
A security personnel cuts the sleeve of a candidate's cloth for security purposes during the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET), in Ajmer.PTI Photo
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