Sasikala News

Can't allot 'pressure cooker' symbol to TTV Dhinakaran-led unregistered party, EC tells SC

Dhinakaran told the apex court that the EC stand would force the candidates of AMMK party led by him to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on different symbols.

Sasikala given preferential treatment in prison, reveals RTI report

The report said Sasikala, close aide of late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, was allowed to wear her personal clothes and cook. A pressure cooker and spices were found in her prison cell.


Duty evasion: Sasikala's husband Natarajan surrenders before CBI court

Natarajan had been accused of evading customs while importing a luxury car from the United Kingdom in 1994. The former had declared the car as used vehicle and evaded a tax of Rs. 1.06 crore.

Sasikala on a 'vow of silence' in prison, says Dhinakaran

"She is on a mauna viratham (vow of silence) since Amma's (Jayalalithaa) death anniversary (on December 5)," Dhinakaran told reporters after meeting his aunt in the Parappana Agrahara Prison.

TTV Dinakaran meets Sasikala in Bengaluru prison

The purpose of his visit is unknown, but it comes close after the ruling AIADMK sacked at least 9 party functionaries close to Dinakaran.

Jaya probe panel seeks info from Sasikala, Apollo Hospital

Several persons, including IAS officials, doctors, Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa and nephew J Deepak and Madurai-based DMK functionary P Saravanan have deposed before it so far.


Cop, who alleged preferential treatment to Sasikala in jail, faces Rs 20 cr defamation suit

The two officers were locked in a public spat over the bribery charge, which led to the state government asking Rao to go on leave and Roopa being transferred

I-T was doing its job: Sasikala nephew plays down searches

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.

Income Tax department claims Rs 1,430 cr seizures in raids on Sasikala kin, other premises

Sources in I-T Department said hundreds of incriminating documents were seized, besides Rs 7 crore cash and jewellery worth approximately Rs 5 crore.

No conspiracy in IT raids against Sasikala, says Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan

Dhinakaran had alleged that the multi-city searches at 187 places conducted since November 9 were a "conspiracy" aimed at ousting him and his jailed aunt from politics.

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Two Warring AIADMK Factions Finally 'United', Panneerselvam To Be Deputy CM

After several failed attempts, the much-awaited merger of the two warring factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was announced on Monday afternoon. The union wasn’t without the drama that has characterized events of the past several months. At the last minute, former chief minister O. Panneerselvam and chief minister Edappadi K. […]

Sasikala Paid Rs 2 Crore Bribe For VIP Treatment In Jail: DIG Report

A report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa claims that Sasikala, in violation of the prison norms, is being provided special facilities, including an exclusive kitchen for her meals and extended visiting hours, in the prison where she is serving time following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has now ordered a high-level […]


5 Things To Know About Edappadi Palanisamy

E Palanisami, VK Sasikala’s loyalist and nominee for Tamil Nadu CM, has been sworn in as chief minister by Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at 4,40 pm today. He now has 15 days to prove his strength in the floor of the House. The AIADMK had earlier in the day confirmed the development, claiming it to be a victory. […]

Sasikala Convicted By SC In Disproportionate Assets Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in the more than a decade old disproportionate assets case. The court verdict put an end to her bid to become the Chief Minister of the state. Upholding the trail court order, the SC set aside the High Court judgment which had acquitted Sasikala and […]

Jayalalithaa's Niece Slams Sasikala, Says 'She Doesn't Deserve To Lead Tamil Nadu'

Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa, on Tuesday expressed her views on Supreme Court’s verdict and said Sasikala and her family doesn’t deserve to lead the state. On the going power struggle in AIADMK party, Jayakumar said that whoever is chosen as the new leader of AIADMK, shouldn’t be […]

Sasikala Natarajan Convicted By Supreme Court In Disproportionate Assets Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted Sasikala Natarajan under charges of the disproportionate assets case. The much awaited verdict would eventually decide the fate of the Tamil Nadu government as if convicted, Sasikala will not be allowed to take over as chief minister. The disproportionate asset case against Jayalalithaa goes way back to her chief […]


Former Supreme Court Judge Reacts To AIADMK Crisis, Says Tamil Nadu Governor Should Act Soon

With the role of Governor C Vidyasagar Rao drawing criticism, following the delay in resolving the ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu, former Supreme Court Judge P B Sawant has said the Governor must “act as early as possible” and allay the “impression that he is acting partisan”.

Supreme Court Declines Urgent Hearing Of PIL Seeking To Stall Sasikala's Swearing-In As Tamil Nadu CM

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hold urgent hearing on a PIL seeking to restrain AIADMK leader V K Sasikala from being sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister till it decides the disproportionate assets case against her. The PIL was filed on February 6 seeking a stay on the swearing-in of Sasikala as Tamil […]

Setback For Sasikala, Top AIADMK Leader E Madhusudanan Joins Panneerselvam Camp

AIADMK presidium chairman and top leader E Madhusudanan jumped ship to back caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam, and appealed to workers to retrieve the party from dictators and rowdies in a reference to general secretary VK Sasikala. Madhusudanan is the second top party leader after Rajya Sabha MP V Maitreyan to back Panneerselvam. The chief […]

Panneerselvam Plans To Convert Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence Into Amma Memorial

Tamil Nadu caretaker Chief Minister O Pannerselvam issued executive orders to convert former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s residence at Poes Garden into an “Amma Memorial”. Clearly O Pannerselvam appears to be in no mood of conceding ground to Sasikala. He is also reportedly finalising plans to remove top cops by the end of the day including […]