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  • CM, OPS factions annul Sasikala’s appointment as general secretary

    In February Sasikala was elected leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party and made a bid to become the Chief Minister but after the Supreme Court convicted her to four years’ imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case in which Jayalalithaa was arraigned as the prime accused. Since then she has been in the Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru.

  • Tamil Nadu: TTV Dinakaran meets governor,seeks removal of CM K Palaniswami

    Chennai: Sidelined AIADMK (Amma) deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran today said he has sought the removal of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam during his meeting with Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao even as he asserted that he didn’t want the state government to fall.

  • Merged AIADMK to hold meet on Sep 12 to remove Sasikala

    Chennai : The merged AIADMK on Monday called a meeting of its general council on September 12, with the purpose to nullify the appointment of V.K. Sasikala as party General Secretary.

  • Disproportionate Assets case: SC rejects review petition of Sasikala

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala seeking review of its verdict convicting and sentencing her to a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case. The apex court also rejected her plea for an open court hearing of the review petitions.

  • PM Modi assures Centre’s support to EPS-OPS-led Tamil Nadu Govt

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government, and assured all possible support from the Centre. New Delhi , August 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All

  • AIADMK factions finally merge, O Paneerselvam is Deputy CM

    Chennai: Six months after breaking up following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam made the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and party Coordinator while the AIADMK decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as General Secretary.

  • Good decision on AIADMK merger in one-two days, says OPS

    Chennai: Talks on the merger of the AIADMK factions are going on “smoothly” and a “good decision” will be out in a day or two, the leader of one of the factions, O. Panneerselvam, said on Saturday.

  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces judicial probe into J Jayalalithaa’s death

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and said her Poes Garden house will turn into a memorial, meeting the main demands of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the two AIADMK groups to merge.

  • ‘Palaniswami-faction should remove Sasikala clan from AIADMK’

    Chennai: The AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami should remove jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and her family members from the party before it merges with the Panneerselvam-led faction, a senior leader said on Thursday.

  • Jayalalithaa death: OPS offers Rs 1,0000 to anyone getting reply from CM

    Tiruvarur (TN) : AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction leader O Panneerselvam on Sunday offered Rs 10,000 to anyone asking and getting a reply from Chief Minister K Palaniswami to whether he would order a judicial probe into the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

  • Dinakaran slams Tamil Nadu ministers as they ask him to keep away

    Chennai/Bengaluru: In an escalation of differences in the ruling AIADMK (Amma), its Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran today questioned the diktat of Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s camp that he keep away from party work. Finance Minister D Jayakumar, representing the Palaniswami camp, which had revolted against Dinakaran and jailed party chief V K Sasikala in April, asked the deputy chief to keep away from the party affairs.

  • Stalin wonders how PM met OPS but not farmers in Delhi

    Kancheepuram(TN) : DMK Working President MK Stalin on Sunday wondered how Prime Minister Narendra Modi could meet AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) leader O Panneerselvam but not the farmers or himself, who wanted to take up their cause with him.

  • K Palaniswami faction forms panel to hold talks with Panneerselvam camp

    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK (Amma) faction today announced setting up of a committee under party’s senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP R Vaithilingam to oversee merger talks between the camps headed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.

  • Dhinakaran steps aside, AIADMK merger talks back on track

    Chennai: After being upstaged in a late-night political coup by senior party leaders led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, the AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary, TTV Dhinakaran, on Wednesday said he had already “stepped aside” from the party instead of going on the offensive.

  • Ruling AIADMK faction boots out Sasikala and Dhinakaran

    Chennai: In a late-night development in the middle of merger talks between the two factions of the AIADMK, over a hundred MLAs and at least 20 ministers in the ruling regime decided at boot out general-secretary V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T Dhinakaran from the party.