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...
  • Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi's challenge for open debate on Cauvery 15-04-2014 05:54 PM

    AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on accepted the gauntlet thrown by her arch-rival DMK president M Karunanidhi for an open debate on the Cauvery issue, saying she was prepared to face him in the state assembly. Repeatedly charging Karunanidhi with betraying the state on the emotive...
  • AIADMK is not a B-team of the BJP: Jayalalithaa 15-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Chennai: Hitting at the BJP yet again, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that the AIADMK is not a B team to the BJP. She reiterated her old stand that she is not supporting the Congress or the BJP after the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an election meeting, Jaya...
  • No Rajinikanth star power for the BJP in Tamil Nadu 14-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Chennai: As the dust settles in Poes Garden after BJP leader Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's residence in Chennai, the question is just how much of a difference will the meeting make to the saffron party's campaign in Tamil Nadu. Driving straight to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's house, the...
  • DMK, AIADMK take people for granted, out to destroy each other: Modi 13-04-2014 09:24 PM

    Chennai: In an effort to reach out to the voters of Tamil Nadu, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched an attack on the the two regional parties in the state and presented his party as an alternative to the DMK and the AIADMK. "When DMK and AIADMK are in...
  • TN Minister hits out at Karunanidhi, Stalin 13-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Madurai: Hitting out at DMK, Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju on Sunday said Stalin or Karunanidhi had no right to talk about the law and order situation in the state. Addressing an election meeting in Madurai, Raju said it was Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who freed the city from "hooligans...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jayalalithaa keeps her options open, targets BJP 13-04-2014 04:09 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may just spring a surprise after the Lok Sabha election results as she hit out on her former ally BJP for the first time ever during a rally on Sunday. The AIADMK after parting ways with the Left was reportedly warming up with...
  • LS polls: Kanimozhi attacks Jayalalithaa 12-04-2014 06:47 PM

    Kanimozhi campaigning in Vellore for IUML's Abdul Rahman questions Jayalalithaa's competency on managing the power situation in TN. She asks how can a CM who's in charge of State and TN Electricity Board say that there is a conspiracy to decrease power supply. She further questions why Jayalalithaa can change...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha elections: AIADMK and DMK trade 'betrayal' barbs 08-04-2014 10:58 AM

    Chennai: With about 15 days left for polling in Tamil Nadu, arch rivals DMK and AIADMK are trading barbs of 'betrayal' against each other on crucial issues like power and water, further intensifying the already high decibel campaigning. Rhetoric resonate the air as star campaigners on either side, AIADMK supremo...
  • Go door-to-door to seek votes: Jayalalithaa tells party workers 06-04-2014 04:29 PM

    Pitching for "an important role" for her party in the next Union government, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa on Sunday asked her party workers to visit each and every household and seek votes for the party to protect the rights of Tamil Nadu. "To protect the rights of Tamil...
  • 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...
  • Double blow for Jaya, Chennai and Bangalore courts demand her appearance 03-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has suffered two legal blows on Thursday. The additional chief metropolitan court in Chennai has dismissed the petition filed by the CM seeking her exemption from appearing in court. The case relates to the non-filing of IT returns from 1991 to 1994. The...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa skips court appearance in tax fraud case 03-04-2014 11:24 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who is facing a trial in an income tax related case, skipped the court appearance on Thursday. The AIADMK chief has also filed a petition seeking exemption from personal appearance in the case, which the Bangalore and Egmore courts rejected. Both the courts...
  • 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...
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa attacks Congress, DMK, calls them the most corrupt 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa attacked the UPA government at the Centre on Tuesday. Addressing a public meeting at Pollachi, she said, "We haven't seen a government as corrupt as this, the 2G scam happened in this UPA government, it is a shame for Tamilians,...
  • 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...
  • Madras HC upholds EC decision to hide AIADMK symbol on buses 25-03-2014 11:13 AM

    Chennai: The Madras High court has upheld the Election Commission's decision to conceal the two leaves symbol on mini buses plying across the state capital. The decision came after a petition was filed by DMK treasurer MK Stalin demanding that the two leaves symbol on mini buses and pictures of...
  • 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...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Jayalalithaa goes all guns blazing for 40 seats 22-03-2014 01:33 PM

    Her shrill cry of "will you" attracts an equally high pitched "we will" as AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa engages the audience in her efforts to stop DMK from gaining significant number of seats in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls. A key contender whose party...
  • 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,...
  • I-T returns case: Court summons Jayalalithaa, Sasikala on April 3 20-03-2014 02:47 PM

    Chennai: A Chennai court has directed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to appear before it on April 3 in connection with an income tax case. The case was filed against the two by the Income Tax department in 1997 for not filing tax returns from...
  • 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...