The infighting in the AIADMK has rendered it weak and on par with the DMK and other parties, says R Rajagopalan. Justice has prevailed, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader V K Sasikala’s conviction by the Supreme Court in the 1996 disproportionate assets case on Tuesday. But how will it affect Tamil Nadu politics in particular and national politics in general, is a question that needs to be asked. After the 2016 assembly ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Sasikala may be set to take over the reins of Tamil Nadu, yet she faces a period of immense turbulence. R Rajagopalan reports. Jayalalithaa's close aide V K Sasikala, who had been appointed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's general secretary after the former's demise, was on Sunday elevated as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. So far, Sasikala had remained in the shadows of the Poes Garden (official residence of late Jayalalithaa in Chennai). Now, all eyes are upon her to come to ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Tamil Nadu's 'Chinnamma' and the threat within Rediff.com, 2 months ago Sasikala and Co won't last long in Tamil Nadu politics Rediff.com, 4 days ago
At two ends of India, in recent weeks, gender inclusivity has been a part of recent events— sometimes the provocation, sometimes evoked in other contexts. In neither Tamil Nadu nor Nagaland is it possible to regard the issues raised in isolation of ...DNA, 4 days ago
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Saturday evening tweeted that Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao has approved the Jallikattu ordinance, but deleted the tweet after sometime.Heres the reason.Kerala Governor and former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam had telephoned Rao that there are a few clauses in the ordinance which are wrongly stated and may entail legal impediments, a Thiruvananthapuram Raj Bhavan source said.Consequently, Rao talked to Delhi and even the Prime ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The political stability that Tamil Nadu saw under Chief Minister Jayalalithaa may be a thing of the past, as the new administration struggles to find its feel, says R Rajagopalan. A political scenario is fast emerging in Tamil Nadu which will be a replica of an earlier, federal era, like what prevailed during the Chaudhary Charan Singh and Chandra Shekhar-Inder Gujral governments, when uncertainty prevailed in the air and the governments did not last long, say political observers.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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