Those who have accepted the late Chief Ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, as their 'eternal leaders,' will return to the party fold: D Jayakumar (Senior AIADMK leader and Fisheries Minister)
In the keenly-awaited judgement, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upheld the September 18 order of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal disqualifying the MLAs, while Justice M Sundar disagreed with her and struck it down.
The fate of the Tamil Nadu government rests on the verdict of this case filed by the MLAs against their disqualification.
MK Stalin annouced that DMK's stand on the issue is that a cabinet meeting be called immediately and a resolution seeking the closure of the Sterlite plant should be adopted.
The DMK had yesterday called for an all-party protest at all the district headquarters on May 25 to condemn the police firing in Tuticorin district.
Over 21 lakh shops were shut across several Tamil Nadu districts.
The 74-year old Natarajan died at a hospital in Chennai early this morning. "Sasikala has applied for parole for 15 days and it is under consideration," the sources told PTI.
Stalin, who is also leader of the opposition in the Assembly, said the AIADMK regime should not let such an opportunity go by.
Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar indicated that party coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator K Palaniswami will decide on the matter.
While the AIADMK compared itself with a high-flying kite that need not fear a 'sparrow', DMK exuded confidence it would form the next government in the state as they sought to dismiss any threat to them from the actor.
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.