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Thiruvalluvar: Why is an ancient Tamil saint at the centre of a BJP-DMK slugfest?

The Sangh Parivar has been trying to appropriate Tamil icons for its political agenda. The attempt to portray Thiruvalluvar as a 'Hindu' saint must be seen in the context of the Keeladi excavation that pushed ancient Tamil history back to 600 BC

Thiruvalluvar statue vandalised amid BJP, DMK row

Last week, a tweet from the BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit with a picture of Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar wearing a saffron shawl instead of the usual white has drawn criticism from Dravidian groups, who have accused the BJP of trying to “saffronise” the saint.

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BJP tweet with Thiruvalluvar picture triggers row, DMK says saffronisation

DMK chief M K Stalin said BJP using the Tamil saint for their “saffronisation agenda” is a “betrayal”.

Tamil Nadu Nanguneri, Vikravandi Bypoll Results 2019 Highlights: AIADMK wins Vikravandi, Nanguneri with huge margins

Vikravandi, Nanguneri bypoll results live updates: AIADMK won with a huge margin from both Vikravandi and Nanguneri

Vikravandi, Nanguneri bypolls: AIADMK candidates win by huge margin

The results will play a significant role in the upcoming local body elections and most importantly as both parties said in their election campaigns, this is a precursor to the 2021 assembly elections.

Exit polls: AIADMK likely to win Tamil Nadu's Vikravandi

The constituency, which has a total voter population of 2.57 lakh voters saw a total voter turnout of 76.41 per cent at 275 polling stations on Monday.

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Tamil Nadu Assembly By-Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: 76.41% voter turnout in Vikravandi, 62.32% in Nanguneri at 5 pm

Tamil Nadu Vikravandi, Nanguneri Assembly By-Elections 2019 Voting Highlights

Nanguneri Bypoll: Exit polls show a slender lead for AIADMK

The constituency, which has a total voter population of 2.23 lakh voters saw a total voter turnout of 62.32 per cent at 299 polling stations.

Watch: Huge wooden arch with DMK banners falls on road, misses car by a whisker

Several users pointed that DMK president M K Stalin had been vocal against the banner culture in the wake of Subashree's death and yet he had overlooked the scaffolding that had been erected by his party's cadre.

Tamil Nadu bypolls: Campaigning for Nanguneri and Vikravandi ends

The campaigning was marked by a war of words between CM Edappadi Palanisamy and MK Stalin. Edappadi, who played the ‘Amma’ card in the Vellore elections, decided to play it up again with a different angle.

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Karunanidhi passes away: Rare and unseen photos from his political journey

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital following a dip in his blood pressure last month. On July 31, the hospital had said Karunanidhi would require an extended period of hospitalisation due to “decline” in his general health, although his vital parameters have normalised.

Stage set for 6th phase of polling

Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.

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Tamizh Talkies

From Jayalalithaa speakers blaring out Stalin’s ‘leonine gait’ to BJP bikers waving ‘Vaiko’ flags, EP UNNY captures a slice of Tamil Nadu’s political terrain.

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DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

Kalaignar Karunanidhi passes away at 94

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi: Looking back at his life in active politics for over seven decades

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the man fondly called Kalaignar - the artist, breathes his last. A look back at his illustrious life and all that he achieved in over seven decades of being an active politician.

Karunanidhi Pays Floral Tribute To DMK Founder CN Annadurai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi, on Thursday, celebrated his 93rd birthday by paying a floral tribute to party founder C.N. Annadurai at Anna memorial. The nonagenarian leader will meet party cadres and political leaders in DMK head office and is also scheduled to address a public meeting. Though the DMK lost in the […]

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