Veteran All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader P H Pandian on Tuesday raised suspicions over J Jayalalithaa’s death, alleging there was a quarrel at her Poes Garden home during which she was ‘pushed down’ and collapsed even as he stoutly opposed making her close aide V K Sasikala as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. In a fresh twist to the row over the death of the AIADMK supremo and former chief minister, Pandian, an ex-assembly speaker, suspected foul play, ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘Sasikala-for-CM’ chorus grows in AIADMK, again - DNA, 2 weeks ago
Will AIADMK MLAs ask Sasikala to take over as CM? - Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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At a time when the AIADMK has chosen the late Jaya’s personal aide to lead the party, M K Stalin re-enters the scene with greater credibility and better clarity of his own role in the DMK, says N Sathiya Moorthy. As he moves along from being the party treasurer and leader of the opposition in the state assembly, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s youth wing secretary M K Stalin has moved one more step closer to the top job. With nonagenarian father and party president Muthuvel ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Whatever the circumstances the cadres will not let themselves be seen as challenging ‘MGR’s symbol’. It’s an emotional identification for most of them, and many consider it an ‘eternal sin’ for them to defy ‘Two Leaves’, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Media reports/speculation about an imminent cadre uprising against the ruling AIADMK’s new and seventh general secretary-elect V K Sasikala notwithstanding, there is nothing to suggest that such ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Rediff.com’s A Ganesh Nadar captures the mood and scenes from outside the hall in Vaanagaram where Sasikala was appointed as the new party chief. IMAGE: Posters of Jayalalithaa dotted the roads leading to the marriage hall where the AIADMK members were to meet. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com Politics moved from Chennai to the outskirts of the city, Vaanagaram, on Thursday when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam passed a resolution appointing VK Sasikala, close aide of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Unable to bear’ the demise of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, 597 people have died so far in Tamil Nadu, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam said on Monday. The party released the latest list of 127 such deceased persons on Monday, taking the total number to 597. It also announced relief of Rs 3 lakh each to the bereaved families, who hail from various parts of the state including Chennai, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Madurai and Ramanathapuram districts. They died ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
AIADMK’s Jayalalithaa won three assembly by-elections from her hospital bed. However, the DMK heir’s decision to disempower second-line satraps, who were running personal fiefdoms in their districts, and his fresh approach, could prove beneficial in the next polls, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: AIADMK cadres celebrate their party's victory in three assembly by-polls in front of Apollo Hospital where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment, in Chennai.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In a tit for tat move, the O Panneerselvam camp on Friday ‘removed’ All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary V K Sasikala and her two relatives from the party for ‘going against its principles and ideals’. In a statement, E Madusudanan, who was earlier removed as presidium chairman by Sasikala, said she had ‘violated’ her promise to the late Jayalalithaa that she will not enter politics and that she had no inclination to be a part of the ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Support to OPS was issue-based: Stalin Rediff.com, 1 week ago 'Betrayer, Unstable': After OPS' revolt, Team Sasikala begins the name calling Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Carrying letter of support from MLAs, Sasikala loyalist stakes claim to form govt. Game over for Panneerselvam?
Tamil Nadu PWD Minister Edapadi Palanisamy , a staunch supporter of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, met Gove r nor C Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday and staked his claim to form the government. This followed Sasikala’s conviction in the disproportionate ...catchnews.com, 6 days ago More MPs back OPS as Sasikala struggles to keep MLAs together Rediff.com, 1 week ago Sasikala meets Guv; stakes claim to form government Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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, 5 days ago
The December 1996 raid came following a complaint by BJP’s Subramanian Swamy naming late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, reports N Sundaresha Subramanian. IMAGE: VK Sasikala leaving the Koovathur resort on February 14, 2017, after the Supreme Court upheld the trial court verdict finding her guilty in the disproportionate assets case. Photograph: PTI Photo. Bharatiya Janata Party functionary Subramanian Swamy has been one of the staunch supporters of V K Sasikala’s claim to form a ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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