The Commission conveyed its "displeasure" to the V K Sasikala and O Panneerselvam factions and advised them not to repeat "such acts" in future.
The assembly bypoll in Radhakrishnan Nagar seat in Tamil Nadu which fell vacant following the demise of then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will be held on April 12.
The announcement was part of late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's promise to usher in prohibition in the state in a phased manner, Palaniswami said in his first formal press conference since his elevation as Chief Minister last week.
As her swearing-in remained stalled and more MPs deserted her, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala today said it was "very difficult" for a woman to be in politics, which she had seen in the time of Jayalalithaa too, and asserted that the MLAs were with her.
Expressing her readiness to "face any probe" over the death of J Jayalalithaa, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala said that she hopes the Tamil Nadu Governor would "uphold the Constitution" and invite her to take oath as Chief Minister.
The election commission may question Sasikala's elevation as AIADMK general secretary, sources privy to the latest development told CNN-News18. Sources said that EC may cite the party constitution and say that there is no provision for a temporary Genereal secretary.
Tamil Nadu, â€˜caretaker‘ chief minister O Panneerselvam delivered the sharpest stab yet to the chief ministerial ambitions of â€˜Chinnamma‘ VK Sasikala when he â€œrevealedâ€ certain truths that were â€œpricking his conscienceâ€.
As questions continued to rage over the death of J Jayalalithaa, London-based specialist Richard Beale, Apollo and government doctors today ruled out poisoning as the cause and asserted that there was "no conspiracy" or mystery in either the treatment or what led to her demise.
VK Sasikala, aide of the late J Jayalalithaa, was elected the AIADMK‘s Legislature Party leader on Sunday, paving the way for her elevation as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, replacing O Panneerselvam.
The Tamil Nadu government seems to be heading for a change of guard in favour of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala.
Taking a political plunge and indicating that she may float a political party, Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, today made it clear she cannot accept AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala.
Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to nationalise the immovable and movable properties of late Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, saying these were self-earned by her and the court could not interfere.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today lauded former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa for her "ability to grasp intricate subject quickly" and appreciated "Amma" for supporting UDAY scheme during his meeting with her in July last year.
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AIADMK will head for a split as J Jayalalithaa's close confidante Sasikala Natarajan will take over the reins of the party and not allow newly-elected Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to function independently, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today claimed
After paying tributes to Jayalalithaa, who was also a Rajya Sabha member from 1984-89, members in both Houses stood in silence for a brief while.
MK Venu, Founding Editor at The Wire says backward caste politics are here to stay despite Jayalalithaa's death. O Panneerselvam will have to increase the funds for welfare schemes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among scores of political leaders who were headed to Chennai to pay tributes to the 68-year-old AIADMK chief.
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram also said that the late Chief Minister acquired loyal following that equalled that of her mentor MG Ramachandran.
In a series of tweets last night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, had said that he was "deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics."
"The Delhi Chief Minister will reach Chennai around 12.30 PM and pay tributes to Jayalalithaa at Rajajji Hall," said a senior Delhi government official.
In a series of tweets last night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, said he was "deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa.
Hailing the AIADMK supremo who passed away at a Chennai hospital, Modi said her connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women and marginalised will always be "a source of inspiration".
"Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be remembered for her years of public service to Tamil Nadu and as a supporter of closer ties between the United States and India. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu during this time of sorrow," he said in a statement.