It was Karunanidhi who got Chief Ministers the right to unfurl Tricolour on I-Day
Opponents exploit A. Raja’s derogatory comments on Chief Minister Palaniswami’s birth and his mother.
Ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, an alliance with Alagiri may give shape to a broader political front in the state.
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Even after Karunanidhi’s departure in 2018, his first family, led by his son M.K. Stalin, tightened its hold on the party as more of his family members became power centres.
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In 2002, a similar scheme was launched by Sonia Gandhi under Rajiv Gandhi’s name.
Both the manifestos appear to be mere formalities in keeping with the competitive politics of the DMK and AIADMK.
DMK President M K Stalin, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan among others were present at the unveiling.
Deprecating touching the feet of Stalin, the party said, "let us give up the servitude of touching the feet to grab attention and cooperate to foster a good political culture."
The general council resolves to provide a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each totalling Rs 4.96 crore to their families.
Karunanidhi was a colossus of Dravidian politics, and was known for his command of the Tamil language, his atheism and his wit. He died in Chennai on August 7.
A grim-faced Stalin, who broke down occasionally while reminiscing about his father, said Palaniswami "did not oblige and just said the matter will be considered to see us off."
Duraimurugan, the party's principal secretary and long time aide of Karunanidhi, said Stalin had all the skills to lead the party.
The party recalled various other efforts taken by Karunanidhi to ensure social justice and equality, including enacting a law to enable members from all castes become temple priests.
Though Stalin sits firmly in the saddle, Alagiri's tough posturing may prod his supporters to come out openly against the new party chief.
MK Stalin is now the working president of the DMK and looks set to assume its reins.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar backed the demand for posthumously conferring "Bharat Ratna" on Karunanidhi.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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