"On behalf of DMK, we filed an affidavit at the Madras High Court stating that we will comply with the court’s order regarding the erection of banners and cut-outs. According to me, the banner culture shouldn’t exist anymore in this state," Stalin said.
A 23-year-old woman was crushed to death near Kamakshi hospital in Pallikaranai Thursday after a hoarding erected on the divider fell on her. She was run over by a water tanker after she lost balance and fell on the road.
When Tamil Nadu was founded in 1967, it had 13 districts including Chengalpattu, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madras, Madurai, Nilgiris, North Arcot, Ramanathapuram, Salem, South Arcot, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, and Tirunelveli. Since then, 24 additional districts have been carved out.
Incessant rainfall in the region had claimed six lives and left over eight people injured at last count, due to avalanches, building collapses and rising water levels, even as large swathes of agricultural land and roads in the region were damaged due to flooding.
DMK treasurer Durai Murugan’s son Kathir Anand emerged as the winner by a slender margin of 8,141 votes over AC Shanmugam, the founder of the New Justice Party who contested in AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol.
Thanking voters in the constituency for their support, DMK chief M K Stalin said people have rejected AIADMK's fake propaganda. "I thank the voters for helping DMK capture the Vellore fort. Once again you have proved that DMK's victory can only be delayed but cannot be stopped," he said.
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