Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin took part in a protest against farm reforms in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram on Sep 28. The protest was staged in Keezhambi village. Protests have been intensified in the nation after Parliament passed farm bills, and the subsequent assent by President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin along with other leaders arrived at the State legislative Assembly wearing a mask with 'Ban NEET, save TN students' printed on it on Sep 14. 3 Tamil Nadu students had ended their own life a day before the NEET exams.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Duraimurugan was elected as party general secretary at the DMK council meeting in Tamil Nadu's Chennai on September 09. TR Baalu was elected as treasurer at the council meeting. DMK president MK Stalin was also present in the meeting along with other party workers and officials.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a candle light vigil in Chennai against the Hathras alleged gang-rape case on October 05. DMK workers came out on roads in large numbers to seek justice for the victim. Later, police detained DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi along with few other party workers.
Farmers protest was joined by several political leaders across India. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a sit-in protest in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Meanwhile, DMK President joined farmers protest in Tamil Nadu’s Kanchipuram. Farmers have been protesting across the nation over the three farm bills, now law. Farmers called for a ‘bandh’ in Karnataka, which was supported by JD(S) and Congress. Watch the full video for more details.
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Opposition MPs protested in parliament premises against the agriculture bills. They held demonstrations in front of the Gandhi statue in parliament. They also took out a march from Gandhi statue Ambedkar statue in Parliament premises. Members of the Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI, CPI-M, DMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Samajwadi Party and the NCP participated in the protest. They were carrying posters which read ‘save farmers, save workers, save democracy’. Opposition MPs are now set to meet President Kovind this evening to discuss the issue. They have also written to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging him not to sign the contentious Bills. Opposition has been critical of the agriculture bills while the government has said that farmers are being misled by the opposition. Opposition had earlier also demanded that their concerns be addressed by the government. The opposition has boycotted the parliament session against the passage of the agri bills and the suspension of eight opposition MPs for unruly behavior in the upper house on Sunday. Opposition had demanded revocation of their suspension. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The nation is celebrating 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Oct 02. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi Palaniswamy, Deputy Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam and Governor Banwarilal Purohit paid floral tribute to Bapu at TN's Marina beach. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Jaipur on his birth anniversary. Deputy CM of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar also paid floral tribute to Bapu's statue in Pune. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan also paid his respects to the father of nation.
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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Edappadi K Palaniswami has been chosen as AIADMK's CM candidate for Tamil Nadu polls 2021. Party top leader and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam announced the development. AIADMK also constituted a steering committee of 11 members for assembly elections. Committee includes Ministers Dindigul C Sreenivasan, P Thangamani, SP Velumani, others. Panneerselvam informed that the nomination decision was taken unanimously. Later, the leaders paid tribute to former CM Jayalalithaa at her memorial at Marina Beach.
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Edappadi K Palaniswami has been chosen as AIADMK's Chief Minister candidate for Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021. On October 07, AIADMK party constituted a steering committee of 11 members in Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other AIADMK leaders attended the meet at party office in Chennai.
Tamil Nadu Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader D Jayakumar convened a meeting to begin booth level election preparation amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting took place at Otteri area of Chennai. There are over 51,200 active cases of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs protested against Punjab government on October 19. They demanded that state assembly should pass resolution against recently enacted Farm Laws. While speaking to ANI, AAP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema said, "Punjab government is in favour of these black laws. AAP will expose how they are colluding with the Centre over these."
The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) from Kandivali East Constituency in Mumbai, Atul Bhatkhalkar have wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to emulate the Assam government's decision to curb State-run madrasas in Maharashtra. "I have written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to emulate the Assam government's decision to curb State-run madrasas in Maharashtra so that Muslim community students can get modern education," said Atul Bhatkhalkar.
Computer Baba tried his hand in Kabaddi with other Sadhus during the 'Loktantra Bachao Yatra' in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior. The Sadhus held 'Loktantra Bachao Yatra' against BJP government in Madhya Pradesh and the rebel Congress MLAs who switched sides to facilitate the fall of Kamal Nath government in the state earlier this year.