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Written by fe Bureau | Updated: Apr 4 2011, 08:51am hrs
BJP demands Alagiri's removal from Cabinet

BJP has demanded removal of MK Alagiri as Union Minister for chemicals and fertilisers in the wake of police registering cases against him and some DMK workers on charges of assaulting an election official and a videographer at a village in the district. Talking to reporters here last evening, BJP national secretary P Muralidhar Rao said, Democracy is facing a threat in Tamil Nadu with even election officials not being able to discharge their duties.

Cong high-command will choose Kerala CM: Mistry

AICC general secretary in-charge of Kerala Madhusoodan Mistry on Sunday said the question who would be chief minister of the state if Congress-led UDF was voted to power would be decided by MLA's and party high-command after the April 13 assembly polls. Talking to reporters here, he said Opposition leader Oommen Chandy and KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala were competent to run the government. Opinion of party MLA's would be taken to decide who would lead the government, he said.

DMK conspiring against officials in Madurai: CPI

CPI has charged ruling DMK with conspiring against honest officials in Madurai district and working to transfer them so it could distribute cash to voters ahead of the April 13 Assembly polls. Speaking to reporters here, Party state secretary C Mahendran alleged that union minister M K Alagiri had violated the model code of conduct on April 1 when a large number of DMK workers assembled for his election campaign at Keelavalavu and some attacked Election Commission officials who tried to record it. He alleged that DMK was 'using' a Revenue Divisional Officer to get the Collector transferred so that money could be distributed.

Its David versus Goliath fight in Tiruvarur

It will be a David versus Goliath battle here in the April 13 Assembly elections when Dravidian patriarch M Karunanidhi will be contesting in his home town for the first time in more than six decades of electoral life. Arch rivals DMK and AIADMK will have a direct face off in Tiruvarur, where AIADMK's KS Rajendran will test his electoral fortunes against Karunanidhi.

Buddha continues to attack Mamata

Continuing to target Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's performance as a railway minister, West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on sunday said her ministry was being run in a whimsical manner with no funds for implementation of its projects. There is a talk of freight corridor. But nothing has come up in the past two years. There is no planning in the railways but only advertisements, Bhattacharjee saidwhile addressing a campaign meeting at Bapujinagar in his Jadavpur Assembly constituency from where he is seeking re-election. No new lines have been laid. It seems that only function of the railway now is to name the stations. he said.