Press Esc to close
Monday 23 January 2017
News updated at 6:07 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30.3°C
Min : 16.8°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day
Breaking News

Kanimozhi calls on Sonia, PM

NEW DELHI, June 29, 2013, DHNS:
In a bid to keep the new-found bonhomie with the former ally intact in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Kanimozhi on Saturday called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

She expressed gratitude on behalf of her party for helping her get re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. Kanimozhi also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and thanked him for the support.

“I was here to offer thanks on behalf of my party to Sonia Gandhi for supporting us,” she told reporters here. She was accompanied by senior DMK leader and former Union minister T R Baalu.

Kanimozhi, an accused in the 2G scam, won a second term in the Rajya Sabha with 31 votes after five Congress MLAs voted in her favour along with two votes each from two smaller parties–Puthiya Thamizhagam and Manithaneya Munnetra Katchi. The Congress supporting the DMK leader has intensified speculations about the two parties cosying up.

Leaders maintain that it was too early to discuss if the parties will come together in the near future. The DMK had withdrawn support to the UPA government over its differences with the Congress on India’s stand on a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka to be brought at the United Nations Human Rights Council in March.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Olympic finalist Gymnast Dipa Karmakar being felicitated with Assames japi,Khoria and gomacha...

Olympic finalist Gymnast Dipa Karmakar being felicitated with Assames japi,Khoria and gomacha...

A boat man carries Hindu devotees in the river Yamuna early in the morning during magh Mela in...

A boat man carries Hindu devotees in the river Yamuna early in the morning during magh Mela in...

Austria's Michael Matt speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom...

Austria's Michael Matt speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom...

Punjab tableaux artists pose a photo during a press preview in New Delhi on Sunday...

Punjab tableaux artists pose a photo during a press preview in New Delhi on Sunday...

AIADMK leader SP Velumani inaugurates Cattle race after the urgent law was passed for...

AIADMK leader SP Velumani inaugurates Cattle race after the urgent law was passed for...

Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit and Manish Paul atteded the ‘Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017’ in...

Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit and Manish Paul atteded the ‘Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017’ in...

Youngstres and Students during the protest to Lift ban on jallikattu and impose ban on PETA...

Youngstres and Students during the protest to Lift ban on jallikattu and impose ban on PETA...

India Captain Virat Kohli celebrate after his 50 runs during 3rd ODI against England at Eden...

India Captain Virat Kohli celebrate after his 50 runs during 3rd ODI against England at Eden...

Rescue and relief work in progress at the site where Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express train derailed...

Rescue and relief work in progress at the site where Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express train derailed...

Samajwadi Party Vice president Kiranmoy Nanda, SP state president Naresh Utam and Congress state...

Samajwadi Party Vice president Kiranmoy Nanda, SP state president Naresh Utam and Congress state...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523