J Jayalalithaa

  • Jayalalithaa pitches for non-Congress, non-BJP government 15-04-2014 07:26 PM

    Arani: Days after attacking BJP, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday raised the pitch for a non-Congress and non-BJP government at Delhi after the Lok Sabha polls. Jayalalithaa, whose party had attended a meeting of the Third Front in Delhi ahead of elections, however, in a cautious approach...
  • Non filing of IT returns: Jayalalithaa, aide skip court appearance 10-04-2014 11:03 AM

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala Natarajan failed to appear before and economic offence court in Chennai on Thursday. Jayalalithaa has moved the Supreme Court to extend trial by another four months. After the duo failed to appear, the court adjourned the...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu campaign diary

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    Election fever At about 40 degrees, and 80% humidity just past noon, there isn't a single spot of shade available in the entire rally ...

  • Ready to sacrifice life to protect Tamil, Tamil race: Karunanidhi 05-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Coimbatore: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Saturday said the he was ready to sacrifice his life to protect Tamil, Tamil culture and Tamil race. Becoming emotional on the appreciation give by earlier speakers on his enthusiasm even at the age of 90, Karunanidhi, addressing an election rally in Coimbatore, however,...
  • TR Baalu keen on Sethusamudram for personal gains: Jaya 05-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Thanjavur: Taking head on DMK nominee and former Union Minister TR Baalu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday accused him and his party of forcefully pushing the controversial Sethusamudram Project to further their business interests. Addressing an election rally at this Cauvery heartland and also the 'Rice Bowl...
  • Jaya dubs poll expenses methodology as mockery of democracy 03-04-2014 05:56 PM

    In a sharp attack on the Election Commission, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Thursday deplored the restrictions imposed in calculation of poll expenses and declared her party would move the court challenging the norms. Coming down heavily on the EC's methodology of calculating expenses of...
  • Jayalalithaa should openly state post-poll strategy: Chidambaram 01-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Sivaganga: Wondering how AIADMK would be part of the Union government unless it aligned with national parties after the Lok Sabha polls, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday asked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to openly state her post-poll strategy without being dodgy. "How can AIADMK form the government with...
  • Tamil Nadu tracker: AIADMK 15-21 seats, DMK 10-16, BJP alliance 6-10 01-04-2014 08:18 PM

    The ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her lead in Tamil Nadu. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker the AIADMK is projected to win 15-21 seats in the Lok Sabha elections according to the projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar. The main rival DMK...
  • DMDK chief Vijaykant's brother Palraj joins AIADMK 29-03-2014 07:18 PM

    Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK is not only attracting the legislators of DMDK floated by actor-turned politician A Vijaykant but has now drawn his own brother A Palraj into its ranks. In a statement issued in Chennai on Saturday, the AIADMK said Palraj and his wife Venkatalakshmi met the Tamil Nadu...
  • Jayalalithaa accuses Puducherry government of pulling development backward 27-03-2014 05:52 PM

    Launching a sharp attack on her former ally and Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Thursday described him as "weak and failed", accusing him of pulling the state's development backwards. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister questioned the AINRC government's track record on various issues, including the...
  • Tamil Nadu could shape next government 26-03-2014 05:16 PM

    Chennai: The politics of forming the next government could come down to how many seats Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa can wrest from a rival named MK Stalin in the state. At stake are 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu, a state known for its ancient Hindu temples, its...
  • BJP dismisses charges on Kar Seva rhetoric 24-03-2014 08:13 PM

    BJP on Monday dismissed the charges and counter-charges being traded by the DMK and AIADMK on the issue of Karseva as only "rhetoric." "I don't understand..there is no serious issue in it.... it is only rhetoric," P Muralidhar Rao, BJP National General Secretary and in charge of party affairs in...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Getting Madras maths right a tough job in Chennai 22-03-2014 07:28 PM

    Chennai: Making poll predictions in Tamil Nadu ahead of the 2014 parliamentary elections is getting tricky, say political observers. With both the DMK and the AIADMK choosing not to go into a pre-poll arrangement with a national party, analysts are cautious this time around. This is especially true in the...
  • No attempts made for collective growth during Chidambaram's tenure: Jaya 21-03-2014 07:03 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Union Finance minister P Chidambaram. Addressing an election rally in his Lok Sabha seat Sivaganga, Jaya alleged that the Indian economy derailed and hit the rock bottom during P Chidambaram's tenure. Ridiculing Chidambaram, she said,...
  • EC requests HC to dismiss AIADMK's plea against its order 20-03-2014 12:12 PM

    Chennai: The ECI on Thursday requested the Madras High Court to dismiss a petition filed by AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa challenging the order of the Commission to cover pictures of two leaves on small buses as it resembled the party's symbol. The arguments of AIADMK that whether the election...
  • Was a mistake to form a third front before elections: CPI's AB Bardhan 16-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Former CPI general secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that it was a mistake for the Left front to attempt to forge a third front alliance before the polls. In conversation with Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, he also said the embarrassment of its premature failure could...
  • I am a victim of corporate cartels, will prove my innocence: A Raja 16-03-2014 07:37 AM

    Ooty: Former Telecom minister and the DMK candidate from Nilgiris A Raja has described the entire 2G episode as a corporate conspiracy putting the onus for the 2G row on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Raja said that he was only following their advice. "Can the...
  • Chidambaram takes a dig at Jaya, says she has realised her limits 15-03-2014 10:31 PM

    Chennai: Finance Minister P Chidambaram took a dig at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa saying that she has realised her limits and was not after prime ministership. While addressing a rally at Chennai, Chidambaram said, "I'm glad she has toned down. From saying I want to be prime minister,...
  • Chidambaram wonders if BJP will support minority schemes 15-03-2014 08:15 PM

    Questioning Narendra Modi's credentials vis-a-vis minorities, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday wondered whether BJP will continue with the minority welfare schemes and support related organisations if it came to power. Though Modi was in power for three terms in Gujarat, he had not fielded Muslim candidates in elections to...
  • LS polls: Jayalalithaa attacks Karunanidhi for giving ticket to A Raja 13-03-2014 04:37 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has criticised the DMK chief M Karunanidhi for giving former Telecom Minister and the main accused in the 2G case, A Raja, party ticket in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at her campaign rally in Erode on Thursday, Jayalalithaa said Karunanidhi did...
  • TN: Jaya leads, DMK hopeful, BJP's rainbow alliance, untouchable Congress 12-03-2014 02:01 PM

    Chennai: Political battle lines are being drawn (and re-drawn) in Tamil Nadu as the state goes to the Lok Sabha polls on April 24. Hectic back and forth parleys between the many parties in the southern state were witnessed last week as a clearer picture emerged for the 5 crore...
  • LS polls: Stage is set for a strong federal front, says Mamata 10-03-2014 07:00 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear that her party will never enter into an alliance with the BJP. "I will not support a party whose face has a communal history," Mamata said. Refusing to comment on the future of Third Front, she added,...
  • LS polls: Setback for Left as alliance with AIADMK collapses 06-03-2014 09:04 AM

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the Left ahead of the crucial general elections, the AIADMK has decided to break its alliance with it. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa decided to part ways after the two Left parties, which contested three seats each in the...
  • A Billion Votes: AAP targets BJP HQ; clashes in Delhi, UP, Gujarat 05-03-2014 08:15 PM

    After protest by the Aam Aadmi Party members outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Delhi, the AAP and the BJP workers have taken to the streets in Lucknow. A group of nearly 20 AAP supporters marched towards the BJP headquarters in Lucknow. ...
  • LS polls: AIADMK-Left Front alliance may not fructify in Tamil Nadu 05-03-2014 06:39 PM

    Chennai: The AIADMK-CPI-CPM alliance in Tamil Nadu may not fructify with sources in the Left saying that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has only offered both parties one seat each. A final decision could be taken on Thursday. The CPI and the CPM, however, seem disinclined to go with the AIADMK...
  • EC cracks down on AIADMK, asks it to stop distribution of freebies 05-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Chennai: The Election commission has now cracked down on J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK over election freebies. It has asked district collectors to stop distribution of free mixer grinders and laptops. The Election Commission will also take a call on removing the AIADMK symbol of two leaves from the government buses. The...
  • Tamil Nadu poll tracker: AIADMK ahead, may get 14-20 seats, DMK 10-16 04-03-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu is likely to witness a close fight between the ruling AIADMK and the main opposition the DMK in the Lok Sabha elections. While the AIADMK has managed to retain its January vote share of 30 per cent, the DMK has surprisingly gained 8 per cent votes...
  • M Karunanidhi rules out possibility of more parties in its alliance 03-03-2014 10:32 PM

    Ruling out the possibility of more parties in the alliance led by it, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday night said the party manifesto and the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls would be released "very soon". There is no space for any new political party in the...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch poll campaign on Monday 02-03-2014 02:44 PM

    Chennai: Having stolen a march by announcing her party candidates well ahead of Lok Sabha elections, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch her whirlwind campaign on Monday from the temple and silk district of Kancheepuram. Even as her major rivals DMK, DMDK and BJP are still...