The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Sunday appealed to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to ‘nullify’ the vote of confidence won by Sasikala loyalist E K Palaniswami, alleging it was adopted by contravening the rules of the state assembly. DMK, whose MLAs were en masse evicted from the state assembly before the voting on the confidence motion on Saturday, also announced a state-wide hunger strike on February 22, protesting what it called was ‘murder of democracy’. In a ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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If either faction of the AIADMK failed to muster a floor majority, then the governor would be called upon to ask MK Stalin as the leader of the opposition if he would like to try his hand at government formation. Indications are that the DMK would not fall for any such situation straightaway. However, internal discussions and debates could be triggered by what is happening outside than inside, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: A file photograph of DMK chief M Karunanidhi with his son and party ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
IMAGE: AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala hands over a letter presumably containing the names of MLAs who elected her as the legislature party leader to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhawan in Chennai on Thursday. Photograph: @AIADMKOfficial/ Twitter All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary V K Sasikala on Thursday staked claim to form the government during a 40-minute meeting with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who arrived in Chennai in the afternoon. Couple ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The AAP government may have been heaving a sigh of relief when outgoing Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung finally tendered his resignation, but now it seems they have a new thorn in the flesh—Delhi chief secretary MM Kutty. Appointed on November 30, ...DNA, 1 month ago
Pakistani police on Tuesday arrested 30 suspects and registered a first information report against four unidentified terrorists in connection with a suicide attack outside Punjab assembly in Lahore in which 13 people, including six security officials, were killed. “We have arrested 30 suspects in connection with the Lahore’s Mall Road blast so far. Investigation is underway and we will reach the mastermind of this attack,” Punjab government spokesman Zaeem Hussain Qadri told ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Support grew on Sunday for Tamil Nadu’s caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, locked in a bruising feud with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo V K Sasikala for power, with five more MPs crossing over to his camp. Four Lok Sabha MPs -- Jaisingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin), Senguttuvan (Vellore), R P Marutharaja (Perambalur) and S Rajendran (Villupuram) met Panneerselvam at his Greenways residence on Sunday morning and pledged support to him, taking the number ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Ever the supporting hero, never the hero, was what people said of O Panneerselvam, famous as the stop gap chief minister of Tamil Nadu. But on Tuesday night he decided to move to the centrestage and emerge as a hero in his own right. IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam speaks to mediapersons near Jayalalithaa’s samadhi at Marina beach in Chennai. Photograph: ANI At 9 pm on Tuesday, Panneerselvam the caretaker CM went to Jayalalithaa’s samadhi in Chennai and sat there ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday strongly batted for complete ‘emotional and psychological’ integration of the state with rest of the country, asserting that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is not a hurdle but a bridge in this direction. “When the people of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) talk of Article 370, they talk of technical integration. We have to make them understand that we also want that Jammu and Kashmir should fully integrate with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
That's all it takes to protect an institution -- just one person with no past and no greed for the future, says Shekhar Gupta. The eyes of the devoted plagiarism hunters would light up if they put this column to the test of their forensics. Old readers of this column will also find this heading and strapline familiar, and for good reason, as this is almost precisely what we had used on another Saturday, July 31, 2010. So you could still be charged, if not with being pompous -- as in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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