Karunanidhi has been unwell since December last and barring him, all other 88 DMK legislators voted in the election. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) patriarch had voted in the 2012 presidential poll when Pranab Mukherjee was elected president.
Party was for Karunanidhi, but Stalin stole the show
Doctors have strictly said “no to personal visits and advised more rest,” the party said.
Stalin said that Karunanidhi, who has retired from active politics, is unlikely to participate in the event. “He will be able to attend the function only if his doctors allow.”
BJP leaders had reportedly questioned the DMK move to invite the opposition parties alleging that the event was just an excuse to bring all of them together.
The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement
Stalin, who served as deputy chief minister in the earlier 2006-2011 DMK regime, was also the mayor of Chennai city.
DMK chief Karunanidhi has been hospitalised for the second time in three weeks.
“The Centre has been ignoring our request to declare all 22 Indian languages listed in the eight schedule of the Constitution as official languages of the Union government,” Karunanidhi said.
He also plans to hold a public meeting with all the party officials
Today’s assembly results are unlikely to mark a critical change in Tamil Nadu’s bipolar contest
“Most of our friends and relatives went from here for voting in Tamil Nadu. They were given Rs 500 and a one-way ticket to Chennai.”
The two notices, which has virtually similar wordings say that prima facie the manifestos of the two parties “have not substantially fulfilled the guidelines of the Commission”.
Hundreds of enthusiastic party workers and people greeted her en route to the electoral office before she filed her nomination.
Accusing Karunanidhi of having “introduced alcohol to an entire generation” by relaxing the dry law in 1971, she
assured her commitment to implement total prohibition in the state.