T T V Dinakaran, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Deputy General Secretary and the nephew of V K Sasikala, was on Wednesday nominated as the party’s candidate for the RK Nagar bypoll scheduled for April 12. Election to the constituency was necessitated by the death of sitting member and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa last December. According to a party statement, the decision to field Dinakaran was taken at the AIADMK parliamentary board meeting, which is headed by its ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Loyalists of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam may be rejoicing at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief V K Sasikala's conviction in a corruption case but are caught in a dilemma over the legacy of late party supremo J Jayalalithaa since she has been indicted by the Supreme Court as well. The loyalists, however, went on to maintain on Wednesday that the former chief minister was a victim of wrong doings by others. With the AIADMK criticising the celebration by supporters of Pannerselvam ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Even as the unity moves between the two AIADMK factions seem to be going nowhere, former chief minister O Panneerselvam is working on a grand alliance of other Opposition parties, reports R Rajagopalan. A mahagathbandhan or grand coalition may slowly be taking shape in Tamil Nadu between former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other Opposition parties in the state. Panneerselvam, who leads the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction, met Tamil Maanila ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
The Modi juggernaut is all set to paint the five south Indian states in saffron colours, writes R Rajagopalan. After conquering most parts of the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief election strategist Amit Shah has set his eyes on winning over southern India. To make inroads in the five south Indian states, which together send 130 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the BJP has set up an internal think-tank to study the dynamics of the 15 regional parties that matter in these states. The party is ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The government has ordered a high-level probe, headed by director general shipping, to nail the guilty behind the oil spill that took place off the Chennai Coast following collision between two ships and the report is likely in a month, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday, even as the Madras high court directed the state government to urgently look into the issue and take necessary steps. A big damage control exercise was carried out in the wake of the collision, containing a major ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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