With the AIADMK using Katju’s allegation to launch a political attack on the DMK and the Congress, the latter advised restraint.
AIADMK leader V Maitreyan did not attend the lunch although he was invited.
DMK suspended 33 senior leaders and slapped show cause notices on them, asking them why they should not be expelled from the party.
BJP’s Tamil Nadu allies, DMDK and MDMK, also sought a rollback of the fare revision.
This comes after the Modi government was criticised by several parties such as DMK, AIADMK, Congress and Left.
Rajnath tweeted, “The Home Ministry is of the view that all Indian languages are important. The ministry is committed to promote all languages of the country.”
Actor Kushboo Sundar quits DMK party. Kushboo joined DMK on May 15, 2010 when the party was ruling Tamil Nadu.
Jayalalithaa faces charges of accumulation of over Rs 66 crore worth of assets disproportionate to her known sources of income.
The court has fixed the matter for Wednesday for further arguments on the bail pleas and framing of charges.
DMK alleged that Election Commission did not act on complaints of irregularities, it made out against ruling party AIADMK in the state.
Chandrasekhar Rao was on Monday sworn in as Chief Minister of newly-carved out state of Telangana.
Sources said DMK was likely to go in for a major overhaul by changing leaders in some districts, where party candidates performed very poorly.
“Invitation to Sri Lankan President for Modi swearing-in was “not acceptable and unwelcome by Tamils all over the world,” said Karunanidhi.
MDMK, an ally of BJP, had already opposed Rajapakse’s participation in Modi’s swearing-in.
Quits party post, changes mind on DMK chief’s advice.