M Karunanidhi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi is the head of the Dravidian Political Kazhagam (DMK), a political party in Tamil Nadu. He had been Chief Minister of the state five times in the past and had held the post of the leader of DMK since 1969. With a political career spanning more than 60 years, his first brush with politics was at the young age of 14. His biggest political opponent in the state was M.G. Ramachandran's ADMK and later Jayalalithaa. Apart from being a politician, he is also a playwright and screenwriter in Tamil cinema.
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Non-NDA party leaders to attend function to honour M Karunanidhi

The event is meant to mark Karunanidhi’s diamond jubilee of entry into Tamil Nadu Assembly and it will not be a platform for the non-NDA parties to discuss the Presidential polls due in July, DMK Working President M K Stalin said.

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EC seeks explanation from DMK chief on ‘violating’ model code

The communication from Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni to Karunanidhi said telecast/broadcast of all political advertisement in all electronic form should be “stopped 48 hours before the day of close of poll.”

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DMDK & BJP led alliance would not impact my party’s prospects: Karunanidhi

In an interview to PTI, the veteran Dravidian leader said that the parties projecting themselves as alternatives to both DMK and AIADMK will not be able to split anti-incumbency votes and claimed they could affect the ruling party’s prospect.

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DMK doesn’t know how to use me…won’t vote this time: MK Alagiri

Alagiri’s disappearance from the poll scene has left many of his supporters in southern Tamil Nadu in a fix.

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Tamil Nadu: I will be CM if DMK wins assembly polls, says Karunanidhi

The issue of Karunanidhi passing the baton to a successor has been a subject of unending debate in DMK.

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Tamil Nadu, Kerala: What makes oldest candidates in fray most sought-after by their parties?

If V S Achuthanandan is spearheading the CPM comeback campaign in Kerala, M Karunanidhi is doing the same for the DMK in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

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Tamil Nadu: M Karunanidhi alone can implement prohibition, says DMK leader Kanimozhi

“If farmers have to prosper, DMK has to come to power. If Tamil Nadu should get industries and youths jobs, DMK has to come to power,” Kanimozhi said.

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Karunanidhi seeks CM Jayalithaa’s response over Union Power Minister’s comments

Power Minister Piyush Goyal at a public meeting in Delhi had said he was unable to meet the Chief Minister or the state ministers during the last 22 months of his tenure.

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DMK, BJP offered money to join their alliance: Vaiko

Vaiko alleged that the DMK had offered Rs 500 crore and 80 seats to Vijayakanth to join their alliance.

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Farmer ends life in Tamil Nadu, Opposition demands action

Karunanidhi alleged that the farmers were facing many difficulties in the AIADMK rule and said the government had not heeded to their demands.

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Tamil Nadu polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad to meet M Karunanidhi

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will be in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and, according to sources, is likely to meet DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.

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DMK alliance talks stir Tamil Nadu politics

DMK had parted ways with Congress alliance over the Sri Lanka Tamil issue. Both parties contested alone in the last Lok Sabha polls and Congress nominees lost deposits in almost all seats.

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DMK chief flays Centre over return of Sahitya Akademi awards

He noted that several authors had returned their awards and poet Satchidanandan had quit his Akademi post alleging that the literary body had failed to stand by writers and uphold freedom of expression.

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Assets case: DMK to appeal against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in SC

“With SC having said twice that DMK has the right to participate in this case, I firmly say that the party also will file an appeal in the DA case against Jaya in the SC,” said Karunanidhi.

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‘Not the final verdict’, says Karunanidhi on Jayalalithaa’s case

“What has been pronounced today is not the final verdict,” said DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday.