Last year, amid the political turmoil in the state, Dhinakaran had lost the AIADMK
party name and the 'two leaves' symbol to the Palaniswami- Panneerselvam faction.
A falsehood is being spread that I had said government items [schemes] will be available only for those holding AIADMK
In a blow to the AIADMK
(All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) faction led by the now jailed V K Sasikala and her nephew T T V Dinakaran, the election commission yesterday allotted the hugely popular "two leaves" symbol to the faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
In a setback to jailed AIADMK
leader VK Sasikala, E.
Having seen three chief ministers in the span of a year, this AIADMK
regime has gone through major upheaval, and the period could easily be termed the party's most crucial 365 days.
The presumption of a chartered accountant-turned-backroom operator of BJP, in Chennai, and a Union minister, who was apportioned the blame for the Tuglaqian currency recall, that Sasikala's incarceration would see immediate unravelling of AIADMK
was not based on sound political logic.
A report later said she was expelled from the party by AIADMK
supremo J Jayalalithaa for anti- party activities.
BJP, which has been trying to develop its base in the southern states, has got into a pre-election alliance with five regional parties in Tamil Nadu but could not clinch a pact with either Jayalalithaa's AIADMK
or Karunanidhi's DMK.
Melur (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar 15 ( ANI ): Rebel AIADMK
leader, TTV Dhinakaran launched his political party on Thursday.
The bypoll is considered an acid test for the ruling AIADMK
, as it underwent a split and then a patch-up, with Deputy Chief Minister O.
People of Tamil Nadu are apparently confused now over their decision to vote the AIADMK
under Jayalithaa to power a few months ago.
supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday returned as chief minister of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, some eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges, amidst celebrations by party supporters who hailed her return at the helm of affairs.