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Tag Archives: AIADMK

IT raids at Sasikala’s kin, associates continues

  Chennai: For the second consecutive day on Friday Income Tax (IT) officials continued their massive raids at the premises of close relatives of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, their business associates and organisations connected to them, a senior IT official said. He also said that “sizeable volume of cash and documents” have been seized at…

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SC to hear plea for transfer of case of pro-OPS MLAs

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on November 13 a plea by AIADMK leader Semmalai seeking the transfer to the apex court a case filed by the DMK in the Madras High Court seeking the disqualification of 11 MLAs belonging to the then OPS faction. An apex court bench headed by Justice J. Chelamewswar…

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AIADMK MLAs’ disqualification case adjourned to November 2

  Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday adjourned the AIADMK legislators’ disqualification case to November 2 while reiterating that no floor test or by-election should take place in Tamil Nadu until then. The petition was filed by 18 AIADMK legislators belonging to sidelined leader T.T.V. Dinakaran and V.K. Sasikala who were disqualified under the anti-defection…

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Purohit sworn in as TN Governor

  Chennai: Shifted from Assam, Banwaharilal Purohit was on Friday sworn in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu where the opposition and the rebel AIADMK faction are seeking an immediate floor test in the Assembly. Purohit, 77, a former MP who hails from Nagpur, was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of the Madras…

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SC to hear Dinakaran’s plea in AIADMK symbol case

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea by rebel AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking more time to file documents before the poll panel which is hearing rival claims to the party symbol. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea…

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HC orders notice on DMK plea over ex-rebel AIADMK MLAs

  Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issuance of notice to Tamil Nadu Speaker P. Dhanapal in connection with a case filed by the DMK seeking to disqualify 12 former rebel AIADMK MLAs for voting against the government in February. The case, filed by the DMK Whip, pertained to the Speaker not disqualifying the…

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Dinakaran faction seeks cross examination of rival faction leaders

  New Delhi: The T.T.V. Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK on Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission seeking cross examination of some of the rival faction leaders before it begins final hearing in the ‘Two Leaves’ symbol dispute on Friday. Counsel for the faction Raja Sendoorpandi, who filed some additional affidavits before the Commission on Tuedsday, told…

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Chidambaram attacks TN Speaker for disqualifying 18 MLAs

  New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday attacked Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal’s decision to disqualify 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs as “blatantly partisan” to help the minority government and said the state has become a “theatre of the absurd”. “Nothing can save a sinking ship. Eighteen MLAs disqualified to manufacture a majority…

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AIADMK General Council ousts Sasikala, Dinakaran, rejigs party structure 

  Chennai: The ruling AIADMK’s General Council on Tuesday annulled the appointment of V.K. Sasikala as the party’s General Secretary and also struck down the appointments made by her before going to jail, including making her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran the party Deputy General Secretary. In other major decisions, the General Council altered the party’s organisational structure…

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Will bring down TN government if assembly not convened: DMK

  Chennai: DMK’s Working President M.K. Stalin on Friday said his party and its alliance partners will protest till the AIADMK government falls in the state if the Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao does not convene the assembly within a given time. Attending an event at Thanjavur, he said that the K. Palaniswami-headed AIADMK government has lost…

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