Sasikala has always been under a cloud of ‘inquiry’ after the AIADMK lost the 1996 assembly elections, Divakaran said.
Rajya Sabha MP and DMK leader Kanimozhi defends DMK’s role post-Jayalalithaa, explains why the party has issues with BJP, talks about Kamal Haasan’s political aspirations, justifies poll freebies, accepts revival of caste in the state, and discusses why men find it difficult to concede ground to women in politics
The court had last month directed the EC to conduct “preferably” by December 31 the bypoll to the constituency, which has been lying vacant following the demise of J Jayalalithaa.
The commission shall submit its report in three months, as per the Government Order.
The aerospace park would have engineering and allied industries for manufacture of aerospace components and Wednesday’s initiative was part of the government’s ongoing push for industrialization in the state, an official release here said.
Jayalalithaa death probe: The inquiry was initiated after a section of AIADMK leaders complained of not having access to the then party supremo at the hospital.
“The press release of the chief minister (making public the decision) is without any basis and he (K Palaniswami) has got no locus standi to issue it with respect to a private property which lawfully belongs to me and my brother,” she said.
Deepa claimed that her father got married after her grandmother’s death and lived in a joint family with his wife, children as well as his sister (Jayalalithaa) in the same house for a long time.
The poll in the constituency which was scheduled to be held on April 12 this year, was cancelled by the EC in wake of allegations of voters being bribed.
In his petition filed before the 14th Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Egmore in Chennai, the petitioner had sought a direction to the Thousand Lights police station to register a case of suspicious death in connection with Jayalalithaa’s demise.
The probe was a key demand of the then rebel AIADMK faction led by O Panneerselvam as a pre-condition for the merger of his camp with that of Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The two factions had merged on August 21.
Justice P Velmurugan directed Wilfred to appear before the court “with all the documents mentioned in the judge’s summons”. The judge was passing interim orders on an additional affidavit filed by the defeated DMK candidate, on September 22.
Forest Minister Dindigul C Srinivasan and Commercial Taxes Minister K C Veeramani had recently said that no one was allowed to see Jayalalithaa, while their cabinet colleague Sellur K Raju on Tuesday contradicted them.
Latching onto the issue, the camp of rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran said the Commission of Inquiry constituted on Monday by the state government to go into Jayalalithaa’s death should question the state ministers over their contradictory views.
“All the ministers met her,” Raju told reporters when asked if he had met Jayalalithaa during her 75 days of hospitalisation from September 22 last year