A former party parliamentarian on Thursday said that the AIADMK is now under the control of Tamil Nadu caretaker Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
K.C. Palaniswamy said that with the coming together of Panneerselvam and party Presidium Chairman E. Madhusudanan, the party was now effectively out of the clutches of interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala.
Earlier, Madhusudanan came to Panneerselvam’s residence and extended support to him.
“Now the holders of the top two party posts have joined together. The party is under their control,” Palaniswamy told IANS, adding that all party members and legislators would…
The Election Commission on Wednesday questioned elevation of Sasikala Natarajan as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) interim General Secretary.
EC has sent a communication to AIADMK asking them to explain what rules of their constitution were followed to appoint the general secretary after certain complaints were raised to EC. However, no deadline has been given to them to explain the matter.
Sasiakala took the top party post after 5-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016.
The question from EC comes amid a series of events which…
Jayalalithaa once spelt out Panneerselvam’s rich political resume at a party function.
For all the allegations of disloyalty and betrayal that VK Sasikala has pinned on caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam, the golden words of his mentor J Jayalalithaa are coming to his rescue.
In a video that is now rapidly going viral on social media, Jayalalithaa had sung hymns of praise for her man Friday Panneerselvam at what appears to be a party function. The remarks are considered special as rarely has the AIADMK leader acknowledged the contributions and work of anyone other than MG Ramachandran within…
Earlier, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the apex court seeking a stay over Sasikala’s swearing-in.
CHENNAI — In the wake of Sasikala Natarajan being appointed as the General Secretary of the AIADMK, speculations are rife over her elevation as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu soon, but sources suggest that the development isn’t happening anytime soon.
Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao, who is in Mumbai at present, will not head to Chennai on Wednesday and Panneerselvam is to remain interim Chief Minister until Rao examines legal implications regarding Sasikala’s appointment.
In a fresh jolt to Sasikala Natarajan in her bid to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission has said that no rules were followed by the AIADMK in selecting her as the party’s temporary General Secretary.
The poll panel has sought a copy of the resolution and other details about Sasikala’s elevation to the party’s top post.
The Election Commission, however, said it has not sent any notice to the AIADMK. What this implies is that Sasikala has no authority to remove Panneerselvam as an AIADMK treasurer or even member.
Chennai: The Election Commission should consider the extraordinary political situation in Tamil Nadu and soon decide on the legal status of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, a former party parliamentarian said on Wednesday.
KC Palaniswamy also said party cadres who oppose Sasikala would start the movement to retrieve the AIADMK headquarters, Jaya TV and the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa from the occupiers.
“I have filed a case in the Madras High Court to direct the Election Commission to decide on my complaint against the election of Sasikala as AIADMK’s interim general secretary,” Palaniswamy told IANS.
“However the EC should decided…
The lack of support at grass root level for General Secretary V K Sasikala is evident across Tamil Nadu where her posters and banners are being torn down
Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK needs to evolve a collective leadership to galvanise its cadres, who are against the present dispensation, and move forward, a former MP has said. “At the ground level, the cadres are not for the current dispensation at the party’s top leadership. The days of the party revolving around a single individual – example party founder and Chief Minister late M.G.Ramachandran (MGR) and his successor General Secretary and…