Jayalalithaa accused DMK of staging “dramas” over the issue against their interests.
The last date to submit nomination papers is April 29 and it would be scrutinised the next day. May 2 will be the last day for withdrawal.
AIADMK workers Pachiannan (55) and Periyasamy (62) from Salem district, collapsed and died of sunstroke, police said.
Accusing Karunanidhi of having “introduced alcohol to an entire generation” by relaxing the dry law in 1971, she
assured her commitment to implement total prohibition in the state.
Ministers for Higher Education, Rural Industries and Tourism, P Palaniappan, R Mohan and S P Shanmuganathan made their way into the latest list announced by Jayalalithaa.
Launching a tirade against arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi for supporting prohibition, she pointed out that he had relaxed the dry law in 1971 and was raking up the matter for political reasons.
Jayalalithaa will contest from R K Nagar constituency, north of Chennai city. She won the by-poll from here last June with a margin of 1.5 lakh votes.
“It is extremely tragic that Thiru (Mr) Raghavendran Ganeshan who was working in Brussels fell an innocent victim to a mindless act of terrorism,” she said in a statement Chennai.
It’s a part of the country where I can’t even reach the CM, Union minister Goyal declares in speech.
This is the second time that the state Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has played this move, in what seems to be a larger game of political chess.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre’s “inadequate response” to apprehension and detention of Indian fishermen “has emboldened the Sri Lankan Navy to harass” them, and sought a “robust diplomatic response” on the emotive issue. “Inadequate response of the Union Government on such incidents of apprehension and detention of our fishermen […]
Jayalalithaa welcomed the rural leaning of the Budget, but said it lacked flavour, and had failed to meet the “higher expectations” of the people of Tamil Nadu.
“I will never forget RK Nagar constituency in my lifetime and the people of this constituency are eternally etched in my heart,” she said.
Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu and leader of the AIADMK, celebrates her 68th birthday on Wednesday
DMK’s charged Jayalalithaa for not personally visiting flood-hit areas across Tamil Nadu, last year.