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Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 2 Voting LIVE Updates: Chidambaram casts vote, says Tamil Nadu will vote for change; it's Karti vs H Raja in Sivaganga

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 2 Voting LIVE Updates: The voting for Phase 2 elections for 95 seats has begun across 11 states and one Union Territory. One of the first politicians to cast their vote..
Firstpost - Published

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Tamil Nadu edition: H Raja of BJP says DMK, Congress blaming us for their sins

In this interview, Panimalar Paneerselvam speaks to H Raja, national secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Tamil Nadu. As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we..
Firstpost - Published

Row in Tamil Nadu Congress over naming Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga seat

Natchiappan, who emerged victorious in 1999 Lok Sabha polls defeating H Raja (BJP-runner-up) and P Chidambaram of the Tamil Maanila Congress (who secured the third position), said the decision by the..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP leader H Raja apologises for remarks 'against judiciary' in Madras HC

BJP national secretary H Raja tendered his unconditional apology in the Madras High Court Monday in a suo motu contempt proceeding against him for his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary.
DNA - Published

BJP leader H Raja tenders apology to Madras HC - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

BJP leader H Raja apologises before Madras HC for abusing judiciary, contempt case shut

After the unconditional apology rendered by the BJP leader, the HC closed the suo motu contempt case against him.
Zee News - Published

Speak ill of Tamil Nadu govt and we will cut your tongue off: AIADMK Minister R Dorakkannu

Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Dorakkannu has stoked a controversy by threatening to "cut off" the tongue of anyone who speaks ill about the AIADMK government in the state. Addressing a public..
DNA - Published

BJP's H Raja goes to Madras Chief Justice over suo moto contempt action

A criminal case was registered against Raja on Sep 16, a day after he picked up a quarrel with policemen in Meiyyapuram village in Pudukottai district over the route of the immersion procession of..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Kamal Haasan says his party gearing up to contest for elections

Makkal Neethi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan Wednesday said his party has decided not to contest the two by-elections for the Tamil Nadu Assembly or the civic polls and was gearing up to test its..
DNA - Published

Madras HC initiates contempt proceedings against H Raja for 'derogatory' remarks against judiciary during Ganesh idol procession

Taking serious cognisance of the 'derogatory' statements made by BJP national secretary H Raja against judiciary and police, the court registered a case against him
Firstpost - Published

Suo Motu contempt proceedings initiated against BJP leader H Raja - Published

Madras HC summons BJP's H Raja over rant

On Monday, several advocates of the High Court mentioned Raja's controversial rant before the judges, seeking suo motu contempt proceedings against him.
DNA - Published

Case slapped on Tamil Nadu BJP leader for abusing Madras high court

A case has been filed against H Raja after the BJP national secretary raked up yet another controversy by calling the state police 'anti-Hindu' during a Ganesha idols procession at Meyyapuram village..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu police register case against BJP national secretary H Raja

The Thirumayam police in Tamil Nadu on Sunday registered a case against BJP national secretary H Raja and four others for not following the Madras high court order and allegedly using derogatory words..
IndiaTimes - Published

Denied permission to do Ganesh procession in 'sensitive area', BJP's H Raja lashes out at 'anti-Hindu' TN Police

The clip has gone viral
DNA - Published

Amit Shah's comment on corruption not targeted at us: AIADMK

A day after BJP president Amit Shah termed Tamil Nadu the most corrupt state in the country, the ruling AIADMK claimed that the BJP leader's comment was not targetted at the state government. "Amit..
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu BJP leader S Ve Shekher deletes post that demeaned women journalists, extends apology

Tamil Nadu BJP leader and actor S Ve Shekher has triggered a controversy by sharing a social media post that made derogatory remarks against women journalists in general and in particular against one..
DNA - Published

BJP leader H Raja faces flak for remarks against Kanimozhi, party says 'not in line with our culture'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday disassociated itself from party's national secretary H Raja's statement, who called MP Kanimozhi an illegitimate child of party chief M Karunanidhi.
DNA - Published

BJP leader H Raja calls Kanimozhi 'illegitimate child' of DMK chief Karunanidhi, triggers fresh row

H Raja triggered a new controversy on Wednesday when he made a veiled attack on DMK MP Kanimozhi, calling her an "illegitimate" child of party chief M Karunanidhi
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Journo like my granddaughter: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday tendered an apology to a female journalist for patting her cheek when she asked him a question at a press conference held in Raj Bhavan on..
DNA - Published

BJP leader H Raja calls DMK MP K Kanimozhi an 'illegitimate child', sparks outrage

Raja's tweet seemed to question the journalists who were demanding an apology from Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit for touching a lady reporter's face without seeking her consent.
Zee News - Published

Cauvery Issue: Tamil Nadu parties divided over AIADMK's reluctance to condemn BJP

From raising their voice in unison immediately after the Supreme Court’s February 16 order on Cauvery river dispute, the bonhomie among the political parties in Tamil Nadu has vanished thanks to the..
DNA - Published

CRPF jawan arrested for vandalising 'Periyar' statue: TN CM Palaniswami

A CRPF jawan has been arrested for allegedly vandalising a statue of rationalist leader Periyar in Pudukottai district, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Wednesday. After the..
Deccan Herald - Published Also reported by •DNA

Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house in TN, none hurt

Miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of a BJP functionary in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu early today but no one was injured, police said. They said a car parked outside the house of BJP..
Deccan Herald - Published

Periyar statue vandalised again in Tamil Nadu

Unidentified miscreants beheaded the statue of social reformer and rationalist leader EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, near Alangudi in Pudukottai district on Tuesday. This is the second..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Deccan Herald

RSS telling cadres to destroy statues of those who opposed their ideology: Rahul Gandhi on 'beheading' of Periyar statue

Congress President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the Centre over the destruction of a Periyar statue on Tuesday. Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, "When the RSS & BJP encouraged the tearing down of Lenin..
DNA - Published

Another Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu; this time in Pudukkottai

In an incident that may stir a lot of commotion in Tamil Nadu, a statue of the pro-Tamil movement, Periyar, was vandalised by  unidentified persons in Pudukkottai. A case was registered and..
DNA - Published

TDP moves adjournment motion for 'Special Category Status' to Andhra

tdp moves adjournment motion for 'special category status' to andhra
*New Delhi:* The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over demand for 'Special Category Status' to Andhra Pradesh in the ongoing budget session. The party..
Mid-Day - Published

Madras HC takes note of BJP leader H Raja's remark, directs Tamil Nadu govt to ensure law and order

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure law and order across the state in view of a statue of rationalist leader EV Ramasamy
Firstpost - Published

BR Ambedkar, Periyar, Lenin idols razed: As statue politics peaks in nation, Amit Shah backs H Raja but distances BJP from vandalism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday strongly condemned the vandalism of statues of Lenin, Periyar and BR Ambedkar and warned of stern action against those found guilty.
Firstpost - Published

My FB admin posted the remark, says H Raja

The FB remark, which came after Lenin's statue had been bulldozed in Tripura, had emboldened a BJP office-bearer to attack Periyar statue in Vellore on Tuesday night.
DNA - Published

H Raja apologises for his 'Periyar' post - Published

BJP condemns Kolkata vandalism

In an obvious act of retribution following the razing of Lenin statues in Tripura, Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee's statue was vandalised in Kolkata, much to the chagrin of BJP. Seven..
DNA - Published

Periyar's statue row: PIL filed against BJP's H Raja - Published

Statue row: Districts magistrates and Superintendents told to reign in trouble

Swift arrest of troublemakers followed by prompt investigation and prosecution is the way to deal with those indulging in vandalism and toppling of statues, the Ministry of Home Affairs has..
DNA - Published

H Raja's remarks on EV Ramasamy statue have further damaged BJP's reputation in Tamil Nadu

Ramasamy alias Periyar was a rationalist, social reformer and an atheist who famously said, "There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all.''
Firstpost - Published

No action against H Raja over remarks on Periyar: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party will not take action against national secretary H Raja who is facing flak for his controversial remarks on Dravidian icon Periyar.
IndiaTimes - Published

Periyar statue row: H Raja must apologise, Kamal Haasan says

Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said BJP leader H Raja should tender a proper apology for his remark against social reformer Periyar.
IndiaTimes - Published

Periyar issue: Kollywood opposes H Raja

Sify - Published

Periyar row: ‘DVK men’ cut sacred threads of 8 in TN

Four alleged Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam men forcibly cut the poonal (sacred thread) of some people in Mylapore on Wednesday morning. The incident happened a day after BJP leader H Raja posted a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Under fire for comments on Periyar statue, BJP leader H Raja blames Facebook administrator for gaffe

Under fire from political parties in Tamil Nadu for his comments on late Dravidian leader Periyar, senior BJP leader H Raja, on Wednesday, sought to blame his 'Facebook administrator' for the gaffe and..
Firstpost - Published

Police protection not needed for Periyar statue. Tamilians will do it themselves: Kamal Haasan hits out at BJP

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday hit out at the Central government over the vandalizing of the Periyar statue in Vellore. Addressing a press conference, he said, “There is no need..
DNA - Published

Petrol bombs hurled at BJP office; 3 surrender

Miscreants hurled petrol bombs at a BJP office here in the city on Wednesday but no one was injured, the police said. Three people surrendered in connection with the incident and they were arrested,..
Deccan Herald - Published

After Amit Shah says action against BJP workers invoved in desecration, person who damaged Periyar statue expelled

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday strongly hit out at those who vandalized statues in Tripura, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, warning of stern action if any of those guilty belonged to the..
DNA - Published

Not my FB post; was done by admin without permission: H Raja after criticism over Periyar statue vandalisation

Amidst criticism for his Facebook post where he threatened to damage the statue of EP Ramasamy, the Tamil socialist leader who is popularly known as Periyar, BJP leader H Raja on Wednesday denied that..
DNA - Published

Not correct to deface Periyar statue, says BJP leader H Raja, offers 'heartfelt regret'

Sify - Published

After razing of Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu, BJP’s H Raja clarifies on Facebook post

The post on my Facebook page was done by one of the admins without my permission, said H Raja.
Zee News - Published

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