Minutes after taking charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for a consecutive second term, J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a list of government schemes in keeping with her campaign promises.
Today’s assembly results are unlikely to mark a critical change in Tamil Nadu’s bipolar contest
34 years after she became a member of AIADMK, Jayalalithaa has remained a crowd-puller in the 2016 assembly elections with thousands of people thronging to her rallies.
Liquor baron, whose bribery charge toppled Kerala’s finance minister, has unleashed a ‘Tamil-style’ poll campaign in the state capital.
The belief that Panneerselvam is no longer in Jayalalithaa’s good books is expected to hurt his chances.
Jayalalithaa told the audience the DMK-Congress combine would come to them “to seek votes to swindle more as if what they had swindled when they were in power was not enough.
Hundreds of enthusiastic party workers and people greeted her en route to the electoral office before she filed her nomination.
At least three of the candidates are also women’s activists.
AIADMK has revised the list six times, tinkering with the candidates for a number of constituencies after announcing the list earlier this month.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her greetings said let us pledge ourselves to unite together for the progress of the State. “On this occasion, let happiness and prosperity prevail to Tamils”, she said.
Semmalai, the party’s Organisation Secretary, will now contest from Mettur where A Chandrasekaran was named as the nominee in the list of AIADMK candidates for 227 seats announced on April 4.
“I request you to instruct the Embassy of India in Kuwait to take all necessary measures to ensure the immediate repatriation of these innocent Indian fishermen.”
Condoling the death of a bus driver, Kamaraj, she announced a solatium of Rs 1 lakh to his family and Rs 25,000 each to the three injured persons from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.
CM Jayalalithaa got acquitted in the case in May and was voted back to the Assembly by a record margin a month later.
Ananda Vikatan magazine also claims that its Facebook page has been blocked and that they are yet to receive a response from Facebook as to why the page was taken down.