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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India


M. Karunanidhi, popularly known as "Kalaignar" Karunanidhi is the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is the head of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a political party in the state of Tamil Nadu. He has headed the leader of the DMK since the death of its founder C.N. Annadurai in 1969. He has been the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu five times (1969-71, 1971-76, 1989-91, 1996-2001 and 2006-present). Karunanidhi holds the record of winning his seat in every election that he has fought in his political career spanning over 60 years. In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, he led the DMK-led DPA (UPA and Left Parties) in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to win all 40 Lok Sabha seats. In the following 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, he was able to increase the number of seats for the DMK from 16 to 18 seats, and led the UPA in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, to win 28 seats, even with a significantly smaller coalition.

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 I will dedicate myself to the cause of betterment of Dalits till the last. The question that naturally arises is who will be after me, and you should not forget that the answer is MK Stalin. 
— M Karunanidhi saying that his son MK Stalin will be his political successor / January 03, 2013
 I told Sonia Gandhi that steps should be taken to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha as soon as possible. 
— M Karunanidhi demands passage of Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha / May 03, 2010
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 There is more time for the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu to come.... 
— M Karunanidhi when asked if he had discussed any political issue with Sonia Gandhi / May 03, 2010
 I myself do not know from which year my post retirement era starts. 
— M Karunanidhi ruling out retirement in the near future / March 24, 2010
 Let them continue to oppose us (and give us publicity) so that we can prosper. They had even staged an agitation against setting up of a medical college in Villupuram, I was told and this only proves that they could not put up with our growth and people's support for our party, 
— M Karunanidhi saying some parties in the state are unable to tolerate DMK's growth / March 07, 2010

 Let us first accept the invitation for the feast and then decide what delicacy is good for us and what is not, 
— M Karunanidhi wants Women's Bill to be passed first / March 06, 2010
 On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu I convey our good wishes to you on creating a world record by scoring double century in one day internationals at Gwalior. We are highly delighted that you have surpassed all the previous records in this regard, 
— M Karunanidhi in a telegram congratulating Sachin Tendulkar for scoring a double century in a ODI match / February 26, 2010
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 To be precise, I wish to say that this great nation feels very much proud of you 
— M Karunanidhi in a telegram congratulating Sachin Tendulkar for scoring a double century in a ODI match / February 26, 2010
 I commend him for giving priority to education, people's welfare and infrastructure, 
— M Karunanidhi lauding the 2010 Indian Union Budget / February 26, 2010
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 From this, one can understand that delayed announcement and hasty decision should not be taken 
— M Karunanidhi on the Central Government's handling the Telangana issue / December 13, 2009
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