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Two Lok Sabha MPs join Panneerselvam camp

February 11, 2017

Chennai: Two Lok Sabha members on Saturday extended support to acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam by joining his camp. The two members -- Ashok Kumar representing Krishnagiri constituency and Sundaram representing Namakkal -- visited Panneerselvam at his residence here. Earlier, sitting Rajya Sabha member V.Maitreyan had joined Pann...

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SC declines urgent hearing of PIL against Sasikala's swearing-in as CM

February 10, 2017

The Supreme Court on Friday declined the urgent hearing of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain V. K. Sasikala Natrajan from taking oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. The PIL, filed on February 6 in the apex court seeking a stay over Sasikala's swearing-in, claimed that she had been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act,...

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Ready to face any probe: Sasikala

February 09, 2017

New Delhi: Expressing her readiness to "face any probe" over the death of J Jayalalithaa, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala said that she hopes the Tamil Nadu Governor would "uphold the Constitution" and invite her to take oath as Chief Minister. She also said she was pained at the "politicisation of Amma's death." Sasikala said that she was...

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CM O.Pannerselvam dismisses VK Sasikala's charge

February 08, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam today dismissed AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala's charge that DMK was behind his revolt against the party leadership and said she has no powers to sack him as Treasurer. "She should be asked to explain the basis of her charge. I was never cordial with DMK. A look back into the history will make i...

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I will take my resignation back: O Panneerselvam

February 08, 2017

Chennai: Panneerselvam meet reporters today at his residence to answer ADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala. He said that the difference between human beings and animals is that human beings can smile. “It is not a crime to smile,” he said. Asked about his future action, he said, “wait and see.” Earlier, he said, “I am the conscience keeper of Amm...

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EC flouted for Sasikala's elevation as AIADMK General Secretary

February 08, 2017

Chennai: 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 t...

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Deepa Jayakumar to join with O. Panneerselvam

February 08, 2017

Chennai: A day after alleging that he was forced to resign from the Chief Minister's post, O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday said he would prove his majority in the assembly session, while adding he would also welcome former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar to join his side. "I have not and will never betray the part...

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DMK behind O.Panneerselvam's revolt: Sasikala

February 08, 2017

DMK behind O.Panneerselvam, all AIADMK legislators are united: Sasikala Chennai: AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala on Wednesday said DMK was behind former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam's revolt against her. Speaking to reporters here Sasikala said all the party legislators were united as a single family. She said DMK was behind Panneerselva...

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Stalin seeks action against those who threatened Panneerselvam

February 08, 2017

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday evening revolted against AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, saying he was forced to resign as the head of government. "I was forced to resign by Sasikala," a pensive Panneerselvam told reporters at Marina Beach 40 minutes after meditating at Jayalalithaa's memorial. Panneerselvam, ...

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O.Panneerselvam dismissed as AIADMK Treasurer

February 08, 2017

Chennai: The AIADMK party has removed former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam as party's Treasurer with immediate effect, the party said on Wednesday. The dismissal came hours after O.Panneerselvam said on Tuesday he was threatened and coerced to resign as the Chief Minister to pave way for General Secretary V.K.Sasikala to occupy the position. Sen...

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