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M. Karunanidhi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is the head of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a Dravidian political party in the state of Tamil Nadu. He has been the leader of the DMK since the death of its founder, C. N. Annadurai, in 1969 and has served as chief minister five times (1969–71, 1971–76, 1989–91, 1996–2001 and 2006–present). He holds the record of winning his seat in every election in which he has participated in a political career spanning more than 60 years. In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, he led the DMK-led DPA (UPA and Left Parties) in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to win all 40 Lok Sabha seats. In the following 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, he was able to increase the number of seats for the DMK from 16 to 18 seats, and led the UPA in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, to win 28 seats, even with a significantly smaller coalition. He is also a playwright and ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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'Gratitude Must Come from Regional Parties'
2014-04-09
Asked by media persons whether his party would express regret as demanded by DMK chief M Karunanidhi, Singhvi said, “We don't talk alliance in the middle of a battle.” The question referred to Karunanidhi's offer of support to the Congress after the ...
(The New Indian Express)
  1. Congress says it worked for Tamils
  2. Singhvi blames DMK for snapping ties with Cong

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Will extend hand to those against communalism: Karunanidhi
2014-04-07
Salem: In a veiled hint at supporting a Congress-led government, DMK chief M Karunanidhi n Monday said his party will extend a hand to those who are against communalism and support minority communities.
(Zee News)
  1. Karuna challenges Jaya to a debate over fraud charges
  2. Will extend hand to those against communalism: Karuna
  3. DMK Ready to Shake Any 'Hand', Says Karunanidhi

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Karunanidhi: No talks with Left so far
2014-03-08
Days after sending feelers to CPI (M) and CPI, which had quit the AIADMK-led alliance, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday said no talks had been held with them so far and declined to commit on the number of seats they would be offered if they joined ...
(The Hindu)

    2013
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    Indian PM under pressure to boycott Commonwealth summit
    2013-11-05
    Last week, Mr Chidambaram met with the Congress party's Tamil political ally, M Karunanidhi. He failed in his attempt to tone down the Tamil demand for a boycott of the CHOGM meet. "India should not participate in the meet, which means even a speck of ...
    (Channel News Asia)
    1. India wants probe on Ch 4 clip
    2. What a bleeding heart and compassionate soul we have in Karunanidhi!

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    Demand for SSCP not aimed at publicity, says M Karunanidhi
    2013-07-08
    NAGAPATTINAM: Making a strong pitch for the multi-million rupees Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday said such mega size projects will ensure national development and that his cry for its implementation was ...
    (Economic Times)
    1. DMK to stage protests over Sethusamudram project delay today
    2. AIADMK also supported Sethu Samudram canal project: MK

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    Karunanidhi mulling action against Tamil magazine
    2013-02-16
    DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Saturday said he would consult legal experts before chalking out the course of action against the Tamil magazine that published a controversial report about him. “I will decide whether to hold a demonstration in front of ...
    (The Hindu)

      2012
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      Petrol Price Hike (8)
      2012-05-30
      Petrol price hike: Samajwadi Party calls for UP bandh on May 31 (SamayLive)
      Karunanidhi threatens to quit UPA over petrol price hike (NDTV)
      Petrol price hike: DMK talks tough, threatens to pull out (Newstrack India, andhranews.net)
      Excerpt: While the Trinamool Congress has already held a round of protest in Kolkata yesterday, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has said his party MPs will take up the matter with the... (Read article)

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      Threatened to Quit UPA (7)
      2012-05-30
      Karunanidhi threatens to quit UPA over petrol price hike (NDTV)
      Karunanidhi threatens to quit UPA on petrol price issue (Hindustan Times)
      Karunanidhi says he never threatened to quit UPA (Second Lead) (Webindia 123)
      Excerpt: Chennai: As his party held protests in Tamil Nadu, the chief of the DMK, M Karunanidhi, warned the UPA to reverse the price hike in petrol announced last week. The DMK is a key member of the UPA coalition. "Don't push us further," Mr Karunanidhi... (Read article)

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      DMK Chief (4)
      2012-04-26
      AIADMK neglecting school education: DMK chief (Express Buzz)
      Antony to pay DMK chief a visit, discuss prez elections (Hindustan Times)
      CPI (M) leader responds to DMK chief's criticism (The Hindu)
      Excerpt: CHENNAI: DMK chief M Karunanidhi today accused AIADMK Government of neglecting school education, affecting the future of students. Since AIADMK came to power last year, the school education sector had been subjected to various hurldes including in the implementation of the uniform school... (Read article)

      2011
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      Jayalalithaa defends milk price, bus fare hike
      2011-11-20
      Jayalalithaa also came down on her archrival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi for flaying the state Cabinet decision, saying he was "shedding crocodile tears" and people were aware of it. Various political parties including DMK, actor-politican Vijaykant's ...
      (IBNLive.com)
      1. RBI blacklists TN electricity board, claims state govt
      2. Tamil Nadu raises bus fares, milk prices
      3. Tamil Nadu govt hikes milk prices, bus fares

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      DMK distances itself from MP's pooja for Kanimozhi's release
      2011-11-11
      Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's daughter, has been in Tihar Jail since her arrest in connection with the 2G case on May 20. Rationalism is a stated policy of DMK and party chief M Karunanidhi had reprimanded some senior colleagues for offering ...
      (Daily News & Analysis)
      1. DMK distances itself from MP's prayer for Kanimozhi's release

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      Tihar Jail (10)
      2011-06-21
      Karunanidhi meets Kanimozhi in Tihar Jail (The Economic Times)
      Karunanidhi meets Kanimozhi in Tihar jail (IBN live, New Kerala)
      Karunanidhi in Tihar Jail to meet Kanimozhi (The Economic Times, Calcutta News, IANS India Private Limited via Yahoo! India News)
      Excerpt: Accompanied by Kanimozhi's mother Rajathi Ammal and her brother MK Alagiri, the 88-year-old DMK chief went to Tihar Jail in late afternoon. An emotional Karunanidhi spent nearly 45 minutes with his... (Read article)