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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'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.

From Trichy, a story of two families, best friends forever

March 25, 2021 10:28 am

Tamil Nadu Assembly elections: It is not dynasty politics, Mahesh insists. “There was no calculated grooming... but something that evolved due to the contributions made by our families.”

Explained: Why EPS is wrong in drawing a Karunanidhi comparison

March 24, 2021 2:28 pm

Contrary to what EPS hinted at, the power transition in the DMK after Annadurai’s death was peaceful and organic.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Bikes to sanitize narrow streets; Chennai reports 1,000 cases in a day

June 03, 2020 10:25 pm

Chennai reported more than 1,000 cases in a day for the first time. Including today’s count of 1,012 COVID-19 cases, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has recorded 17,598 cases so far.

When actors stood up, spoke up in the past

January 12, 2020 3:49 pm

The most relevant instance of Bombay cinema’s history of connect with politics is in Balraj Sahni’s convocation address to JNU in 1972. Those who speak today, in some measure, shed that “burden” that Bollywood has borne for some decades now.

Temple to honour DMK leader Karunanidhi to be built in Tamil Nadu

August 25, 2019 7:09 pm

The 'bhoomi puja' (ground breaking) ceremony for the Rs 30 lakh temple, to be built in association with the local DMK women's wing functionaries, was held on Sunday at Kuchikadu village.