This was the couple’s first meeting after their marriage was challenged and later annulled. “They met her around 2 pm. They spent about 45 minutes with her in a room under CCTV surveillance,” said a college official
Vishal, who heads the powerful Tamil actors’ union Nadigar Sangam, will face E Madhusudhanan of the ruling faction of AIADMK, rebel AIADMK candidate T T V Dinakaran and DMK’s M Maruthuganesh, among others in the fray.
The 11 girls were allegedly threatened with dismissal from school unless they brought their parents along the next day. On Friday, four of them killed themselves by jumping into a well in the village, about a kilometre away from the school.
Without revealing details of the seized documents, a senior Income Tax Department official said a few electronic storage devices, including tablets, desktop computers and at least six pen drives, were among those seized.
Vivek Jayaraman disagreed when asked about a political motive behind the I-T searches. His cousin T T V Dinakaran had, however, accused the BJP of using the I-T department against the V K Sasikala family.
Addressing the media later, Dinakaran accused the Centre of targeting his family. “It is obvious that the Centre has a political motive,” he said, accusing it of trying to end Sasikala’s political career.
Tamil Nadu: The visit came amid speculation that the ruling AIADMK, which is facing intense factionalism, could join the NDA. “But with AIADMK losing popularity and facing internal crisis, BJP does not want to close its options in Tamil Nadu,” said a BJP leader from the state.