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.
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]