'He can install OPS as chief minister and ask him to do the floor test later.' IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, left, with Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Dr Subramanian Swamy at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai, February 11, 2016. Photograph: PTI Photo In an earlier interview to Rediff.com, K M Vijayan, an advocate and Constitutional expert, had cited the case of the Supreme Court questioning former Tamil Nadu governor Justice Fatima Beevi for swearing in J Jayalalithaa as ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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'If the interim chief minister lodges a criminal complaint against Sasikala for grabbing power through coercion, she has to face one more case.' K M Vijayan, lawyer and Constitutional expert, discussed with Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier the options before Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. Some people say the governor has the discretionary power to decide whether to swear Sasikala in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, or not. Do you think so? Yes. A governor has to consult the council of ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Whether or not OPS wanted it, possibly after a time, there might be pressure from within the AIADMK legislature party that he should not quit.In turn, it would have meant that Sasikala, already determined to keep both the party and CM's post for herself, might not be able to do it if she were to wait any longer, says N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala leaves after attending the AIADMK legislature party meeting which elected her as its leader at the party ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Having learnt her lesson in popular democracy, Jaya would become more populist than the DMK and more so than the imagery that mentor MGR had created in the Tamil voter's mind, both as an individual and as an elected ruler.'N Sathiya Moorthy assesses J Jayalalithaa, chief minister. Part 1: Jayalalitha leaves a tough legacy Iinexperience, inadequate advice and improper assistance meant that J Jayalalithaa would go the same way as M Karunanidhi had done, but on the larger issues of corruption ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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