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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.


Karunanidhi death anniversary: M K Stalin leads rally in Chennai

August 08, 2022 6:42 am

M K Stalin along with senior leaders Duraimurugan, and others participated in the march and paid floral tributes to the newly inaugurated statue and the memorial in Marina Beach.

The forever legislators: India’s longest-serving MLAs and MPs

August 04, 2022 10:28 am

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has represented Puthupally in the Assembly for 18,728 days, or 51 years and three months. He features in a list of iconic politicians such as M Karunanidhi, Somnath Chatterjee, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

East Coast Road (ECR) to be renamed after Karunanidhi, says Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

May 03, 2022 12:23 pm

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin laid the foundation stone for expansion of various road works across several districts in the state at a cost of around Rs 2,123 crore during the 75th anniversary celebrations of the state highways department.

Karunanidhi’s birthday to be celebrated as government function in TN, says CM Stalin

April 26, 2022 2:33 pm

A statue of late DMK president to be installed at Omandurar estate in Chennai

Tamil Nadu govt to install Karunanidhi statue at Anna Salai in Chennai: CM MK Stalin

September 01, 2021 6:16 pm

Stalin had earlier announced that a memorial would be built for Karunanidhi at his resting place on Marina beach at a cost of Rs 39 crore.

Karunanidhi's anniversary: 500-bed hospital in Chennai, free bus travel for trans women, differently abled

June 03, 2021 9:21 pm

Further, Chief Minister MK Stalin announced an incentive of Rs 5,000 for all police personnel ranging from constables to Inspectors engaged in Covid-19 duty.

Stalin takes oath today, son not in first list of ministers

May 07, 2021 8:33 am

This will be the sixth time the chief minister will be from the DMK since 1967, when party founder C N Annadurai was first elected to the post. Stalin’s father M Karunanidhi held the post thereafter.

EC notice to DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin over his remarks on Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley

April 07, 2021 1:35 pm

The notice was issued based on a complaint filed by BJP on April 2 alleging that Udhayanidhi Stalin, while addressing a political gathering in Dharapuram on March 31, reportedly said, “Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley died because they were unable to tolerate the torture they were subjected to and the pressure exerted on them by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

E K Palaniswami targets MK Stalin over faith

March 29, 2021 7:31 pm

The AIADMK Joint Coordinator also recalled the alleged attack on late Chief Minister and then Leader of Opposition J Jayalalithaa in the Assembly in 1989, when the DMK was in power.

Explained: Why DMK keeps facing questions over 2006-11 term

March 26, 2021 10:26 pm

While the DMK is looking at a good chance of returning to power in Tamil Nadu, one apprehension constantly raised is the alleged violence and abuse of power under its regime in 2006-11.