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.
Secretary of Department of Health and Family Welfare J Radhakrishnan informed the court that the state proposed to identify teachers in every district to impart training to provide coaching to NEET aspirants.
"“In the past, Hindu right-wing groups would not indulge in violence, but hold a dialogue with opposite parties on their arguments. But this old tactic was defeated and they started using muscle power."
Puducherry Transport Minister M O H F Shahjahan denied reports of alleged illegalities in vehicle registration. But Bedi said Shahjahan himself is a car-seller who "may be losing business if we prevent non-residents from registering their vehicles here”.
A centuries-old temple ritual in a Madurai village, where little girls are paraded and “offered” to the goddess, earned charges of being “exploitative” recently. Weeks later, as probing questions continue, villagers are angry at the intrusion into their lives
BJP national secretary H Raja had pointed out that Vijay was Christian, while criticising the film and targeting the actor. Vijay, who issued a note on a letter pad with his name in red and bold, wrote “Jesus Saves”.
While alleged harassment by the moneylender and police inaction are believed to be the reasons for the suicides, a police inquiry claimed Isakimuthu (28) had a lot of debt and faced complaints from many people for not repaying money
While he was at the peak of his career in Malayalam cinema, Sasi tried to break into Hindi films, and did several of them, including Man Ka Aangan (1979); Patita (1980) starring Mithun Chakraborty; Karishmaa (1984); and Anokha Rishta (1986).
According to a senior I-T official, the search was conducted by four officials to probe charges that the production house, Vishal Film Factory, had deducted tax at source of payment worth Rs 51 lakh made to various clients but allegedly failed to deposit the amount with the government.
"Everyone has the right to criticise the BJP government on any medium. But the criticism should be based on facts,” Raja told The Indian Express. The BJP leader claimed that he was “trying to confirm” whether the producer Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios Ltd “may also be a Christian”.