Fifty years on, the Dravidian juggernaut continues to roll

25-02-2017

Nearly half a century after the DMK unseated the Congress and captured power, we go down memory lane and relive the moments that shaped history Half-a-century has passed since the DMK became the first regional party to be voted to power in the country defeating the Congress and relegating it to the periphery of Tamil Nadu’s politics. It was on February 23, 1967, that the DMK, led by its founder C.N. Annadurai, won 138 of the 173 seats it contested in the Assembly elections. The party also bagged 25 Lok Sabha seats. Reacting to the victory, Annadurai had said, “The people wanted something solid and substantial instead of only promises. The people found that the slogan of

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SP MLA booked for violating model code of conduct in UP
January 12, 2017

Sultanpur (UP), Jan 12 (PTI) Samajwadi Party MLA Santosh Pandey has been booked for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by using social media for campaigning for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, police said today. Police swung into action after videos clips and posters of the MLA from Lambua and his party went viral on social media

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Puducherry CM refuses to join issues with Kiran Bedi
January 12, 2017

New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today refused to join issues with Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi over the use of social media by government officials, saying he would not like to comment on administrative issues. "I don't want to comment on administrative matters," he told reporters despite repeatedly being

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Khadi workers resent Gandhi missing on KVIC calender
January 12, 2017

Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) Upset over Mahatma Gandhi's picture missing on the calendar of the Khadi and Village Industries Commssion, a section of its workers here staged a protest today, and sought to know as to why the image of the father of the nation was left out, while featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a brief protest, dozens of

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