Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said though DMK was his party's arch rival, he yet concurred with the paper flower comment of Stalin.
His counsel had said a suitable name and symbol was being sought only till the pendency of the main petition, as otherwise EC might declare it as a separate party
Yesterday, they had expelled 53 persons belonging to the party's Kancheepuram Central unit and five others from AIADMK's trade union wing, Anna Thozhirsanga Peravai (ATP).
The two leaders, Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, said the action was being taken since the office-bearers went against party principles and "brought disrepute" to the AIADMK.
Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran took oath as a member of the Tamil Nadu assembly, days after he won the by-election to the RK Nagar constituency represented by late chief minister Jayalalithaa.
The newly elected MLA was sworn-in as a member of the 15th Assembly by Speaker P Dhanapal in his office.
State elections dominated the political landscape in 2017. The BJP had another successful year, spreading its footprint to 19 states.
Those who faced the action included R Samy, a former MLA from Melur in Madurai and a staunch supporter of Dhinakaran. In a joint statement, Panneerselvam and Palaniswami named the functionaries, holding various posts including membership to the powerful decision making General Council and covering the AIADMK units in Madurai, Villupuram, Dharmapuri, Tiruchirappalli and Perambalur among others.
Vetrivel, a staunch loyalist of sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, in his petition, submitted that he apprehended arrest in the case filed by the police and sought the relief.
Such premises where the procedure has begun include those related to an alcoholic beverages brewery, Midas Distilleries near here where searches were conducted last month.
During the Zero Hour, members of various political parties, including the Congress, Shiv Sena, Trinamool Congress and AIADMK, strongly protested the way Jadhav's family members were treated by Pakistan authorities when they had gone there to meet Jadhav, who is languishing in a Pakistani prison.
The video was released to the media by rebel AIADMK leader P Vetrivel, a day ahead of the December 21 bypoll to the RK Nagar assembly constituency.
Tamil Nadu's political fraternity seems to be divided on actor Rajnikanth's much-anticipated political entry.
Dhinakaran, who won the December 21 bypoll trouncing nearest AIADMK rival by a margin of over 40,000 votes, said DMK appeared to have made "an arithmetic mistake" and was 'overconfident'.
AIADMK has decided to sack six office-bearers supporting T.T.V. Dhinakaran after he won the RK Nagar bypoll.
The summons issued to Sasikala, now serving a four-year jail term in a Bengaluru prison in a corruption case, seeks within 15 days information known to her and evidence in respect of Jayalalithaa's admission to the hospital and medical treatment provided till her demise last year.
The Election Commission had filed a police complaint saying the video release violated the model code and the Representation of People Act.
Polling began at 8 AM, with people arriving to exercise their franchise across booths in North Chennai, braving the misty conditions. DMK candidate N Marudhu Ganesh was among the early voters.
The RK Nagar seat was represented by Jayalalithaa before she passed away in December last year. She was admitted to Apollo Hospital after complaining of chest pain and the mystery over her death has evoked allegations, insinuations of foul play.
DMK leader M K Stalin today vowed to unravel the "mystery" behind the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in December last year and bring to book anyone found involved, as he claimed that the AIADMK government would not last long and his party would return to power.
AIADMK Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam and party Co-Coordinator and Chief Minister, K Palaniswami led a silent procession of party workers from Anna Salai to Jayalalithaa's mausoleum on Marina beach here.
Justice Indermeet Kaur heard arguments on behalf of the Sasikala-Dhinakaran group, the poll panel and the faction of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam and said it will pass an order at 4pm today.
Justice Indermeet Kaur heard arguments on behalf of the Sasikala-T T V Dhinakaran group, the poll panel and the faction of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam and said it will pass an order at 4 PM today.
Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, who lost the battle for the party's 'two leaves' symbol when the Election Commission awarded it to the camp led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam, also filed his papers.
The plea for urgent hearing of the matter was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar and sought quashing of the November 23 order of the Election Commission of India (ECI).