With the election of these MPs, the strength of DMK along with its alliance would increase to seven from the current four in the parliament. For AIADMK, the number of MPs would decrease from 12 to 11 in the Upper House.
Nandhini was supposed to get married on July 5. Her arrest by the Tamil Nadu court, within days of her impending wedding, created turmoil on social media. #ReleaseNandhini started to trend on Twitter subsequently.
After M K Stalin and former minister and three-time MLA Vellakovil Swaminathan, Udhayanidhi becomes the third youth wing secretary of the party, and second from Dravidian stalwart Karunanidhi’s family.