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Tag Archives: AIADMK

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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Dinakaran faction meets Governor to act on Palaniswami

  Chennai: AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, who met Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao along with his loyalists, said the Governor told them that he will do “his duty” on their petition withdrawing support to Chief Minister K. Palaniswami. Dinakaran and his loyalists comprising of legislators and Members of Parliament met Rao at Raj…

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DMK will not come to power through back door: Stalin

  Mumbai: DMK Working President M.K. Stalin asserted on Saturday that his party would never come to power in Tamil Nadu through the “back door” despite there being tremendous political uncertainty in the state. He insisted that the AIADMK government may collapse any time. “DMK is not hankering after power. We will not come to power…

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Dinakaran faction wants TN CM changed

  Chennai: The AIADMK group headed by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday informed Governor C.V. Rao that it wants the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to be changed, a faction member said. Speaking to a television channel Sasikala-Dinakaran loyalist Thangathamizh Chelvan said: “We have told the Governor that we will be taking…

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Shah’s Tamil Nadu visit postponed

  New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah’s planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred, a party leader said on Monday. A Bharatiya Janata Party leader said Shah’s visit had been “postponed due to some reasons” and new dates would be announced. The two factions of the ruling AIADMK — one led by Tamil…

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Kamal Hassan takes jibe at AIADMK factions

  Chennai: Actor Kamal Hassan on Monday took a jibe at the coming together of the two AIADMK factions, saying it amounts to fooling the people. “Gandhi cap, Kashmiri cap and now buffoon’s cap. Have you had enough or do you want more? Tamils, please answer,” Hassan tweeted. His remarks came amid the coming together of…

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Dinakaran meets Sasikala in jail

  Bengaluru: A leader of one of the factions in the AIADMK, T.T.V. Dinakaran, on Friday met his aunt and party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala in the jail here and greeted her on her 63rd birthday. Dinakaran is also expected to have discussed the developments in the AIADMK. Dinakaran has been sacked as the AIADMK Deputy…

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