AIADMK

  • Rajinikanth keeps everyone guessing even political parties woo him 1 week ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has seen several of its leading heroes and heroines take the plunge into politics. Parties across the political spectrum have been trying to woo superstar Rajinikanth for several years. But Rajinikanth has kept everyone, especially his fans guessing on whether he will take the plunge into politics....
  • Karunanidhi takes swipe at Tamil Nadu CM over seating arrangements in Assembly December 4, 2014

    Chennai: Peeved over the seating arrangements in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday took a swipe at Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and said an "ailing" person like him, who had participated in debates for over 50 years, had been disregarded. After signing the Assembly attendance register,...
  • AIADMK organisational polls in 14 phases November 27, 2014

    Chennai: The polls for various organisational positions in the ruling AIADMK will be held in 14 phases, beginning next month and staggered over more than four months, party general secretary Jayalalithaa said. The polls that will begin on December 11,...
  • Tamil Nadu government disqualifies Jayalalithaa from contesting polls for 10 years November 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has released a gazetted notification which officially declares AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa as disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years "Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for being a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly...
  • Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years: Tamil Nadu issues notification November 12, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, the Tamil Nadu government has said in a gazette notification. "Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for being a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the date...
  • Vasan camp moves EC for registration of new outfit's name November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: With former Union Minister GK Vasan, who recently broke away from Congress, all set to launch his political party on November 28, his representatives have approached the Election Commission to register the name for the new outfit. Senior leaders, who quit Congress to join the Vasan camp, said...
  • DMK treasurer Stalin meets MDMK's Vaiko fueling speculation of alliance ahead of 2016 TN Assembly polls October 30, 2014

    Chennai: After a gap of eight years, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin met MDMK chief Vaiko. The meeting has fueled speculation of a possible electoral alliance to take on the ruling AIADMK ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections. The meeting took place at the wedding reception of PMK leader...
  • AIADMK, DMK councillors throw microphones at each other over Jayalalithaa's portrait in office in Karur October 28, 2014

    Karur: Shocking scenes were witnessed at the Karur Municipal Council office in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday afternoon when the councillors of DMK and AIADMK came to blows over a portrait of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. A portrait of the AIADMK chief was in place at the municipal council office which...
  • Lok Sabha seating plan likely to be approved before winter session October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for the finalisation of the seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over next month, almost six months after the constitution of the new House. "We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa asks supporters not to take extreme steps October 25, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Saturday once again appealed to her supporters not to take extreme steps in the wake of her sentencing in a graft case, reassuring them that she will come out of "all the challenges" with divine help. Besides the 193 persons who had died of various...
  • BJP distances itself from Maneka Gandhi's letter to Jayalalithaa October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday distanced itself from Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's letter to convicted AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa after her release from Bangalore jail. The party said the letter from Maneka Gandhi is personal and should not be viewed as BJP's policy. BJP Secreatary Muralidhar Rao...
  • AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa thanks Maneka Gandhi, Rajnikanth for support October 20, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa has thanked Union minister Maneka Gandhi for expressing sympathy and offering help to her. In a letter, Jaya said "Your letter touched me deeply. I was especially moved by the fact that despite your busy schedule as a Union Minister you found the time to...
  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi October 19, 2014

    Chennai: In his first significant remarks on the issue of his archrival AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa being convicted in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday claimed that he neither rejoiced over her being jailed nor did he regret about her securing bail in the Supreme Court. Explaining...
  • Rajnikanth writes to Jayalalithaa, wishes her good health October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in a letter to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa has expressed his happiness over later's release from Jail. The superstar in his letter wrote, "I am very glad to have you back in Poes Garden. Praying for good times for you. Always wishing you well for good...
  • My public life is like swimming in a river of fire, says former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Ruling AIADMK party general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said her public life is akin to swimming in a river of fire. In a statement issued a day after she was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on bail, Jayalalithaa said: "My public life...
  • Jayalalithaa was cool, but all smiles: Jail official October 18, 2014

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa did not show any excitement, but was all smiles when she heard about her release from the jail, where she was lodged after being convicted in an illegal assets case. "She is a very strong lady. She was calm and composed and did not show any...
  • DA case convict Jayalalithaa arrives in Chennai to a hero's welcome after 21 days in jail October 18, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai on Saturday evening after spending 21 days in a Bangalore prison following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case to a hero's welcome. The special flight carrying Jayalalithaa landed at Chennai airport and when she came out,...
  • DA case: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to move out of Bangalore jail today October 18, 2014

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will finally walk out on Saturday. The Supreme Court on Saturday granted bail to Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against her. Ahead of her release, Section 144 has been imposed around the Bangalore Central Jail...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? October 17, 2014

    After 21 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Her sentence has been suspended, as is that of her co-convicts. The court told her to ensure no violence by her party cadres. ...
  • Would have committed suicide had Jaya not got bail: supporters October 17, 2014

    Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that they would have committed suicide had she not got bail today in the DA case. ...
  • Watch: AIADMK supporters celebrate after SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa October 17, 2014

    AIADMK supporters celebrated, bursting crackers and dancing on the roads after the Supreme Court granted bail to party chief Jayalalithaa in the illegal assets case on medical grounds. ...
  • Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam to personally go to Bangalore to welcome Jayalalithaa out of jail October 17, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will personally go to Bangalore to welcome former chief minister J Jayalalithaa out of jail, after the Supreme Court granted her bail in the disproportionate assets case on Friday. The SC has also suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to...
  • AIADMK supporters break into celebrations after SC grants bail to former TN CM Jayalalithaa October 17, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK supporters broke out into celebrations, bursting crackers and dancing on the roads after the Supreme Court granted bail to party chief Jayalalithaa in the illegal assets case, paving way for her homecoming for the Diwali festival. What started as a sombre day at the party headquarters with grim-faced AIADMK...
  • AIADMK foundation day celebrated in Jayalalithaa's absence October 17, 2014

    Chennai: It is a sheer coincidence that the AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's bail application is coming up before the Supreme Court on its foundation day. This will be the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week...
  • Jayalalithaa's last chance to be out of jail before Diwali, SC to hear her bail plea today October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will take up former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Friday. This will be the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Earlier, Jayalalithaa had moved...
  • We have no objection to shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka Government October 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Government will have no objection to shift AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a jail here if the neighbouring state makes a request through courts, Home Minister KJ George said on Monday. "If there is a proposal coming before the court from the Tamil Nadu government,...
  • SC to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea in DA case on October 17 October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Friday bail plea of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, undergoing jail term of four years for amassing disproportionate assets. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu posted the case for hearing on October 17 after senior advocate Fali S...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK to stage demonstration at Nokia's Sriperumbudur plant October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Protesting handset maker Nokia's decision to suspend production from November 1, DMK's labour wing will stage a demonstration at Sriperumbudur on October 17, party chief M Karunanidhi said on Saturday. DMK's Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) will stage the demonstration under its chief M Shanmugam,...
  • DMK appeals to judiciary to act against AIADMK October 11, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Saturday appealed to the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and Madras High Court to initiate contempt proceedings against AIADMK workers for allegedly denigrating the special judge who awarded four years jail term to their leader Jayalalithaa in a wealth case and the verdict itself. "The Chief Justices...
  • TN Opposition senses opportunity to shore up prospects post-Jaya conviction October 11, 2014

    Chennai: With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls. At the forefront is the DMK, whose house the party chief M Karunanidhi is...