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  • Tamil Nadu Politics | Trouble brewing in AIADMK as Sasikala hints at comeback Jun 04, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Politics | Trouble brewing in AIADMK as Sasikala hints at comeback

    Sasikala is planning to return to active politics at a time when both Palaniswami and Panneerselvam have started pulling the AIADMK in opposite directions 

  • Tamil Nadu Polls | TTV Dhinakaran is caught between a rock and a hard place Mar 10, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Polls | TTV Dhinakaran is caught between a rock and a hard place

    TTV Dhinakaran’s efforts to ‘recapture’ the AIADMK from ‘traitors’ took a severe beating with VK Sasikala stepping aside from active politics and tacitly asking her supporters to back the AIADMK in the upcoming elections 

  • What VK Sasikala's move to 'step aside' from public life means for poll-bound Tamil Nadu Mar 04, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    What VK Sasikala's move to 'step aside' from public life means for poll-bound Tamil Nadu

    Political equations seem to have changed overnight with the AIADMK-BJP alliance on a stronger wicket than the rival Congress-DMK combine, which is struggling to sew up a seat arrangement for the elections

  • Sasikala says she will be stepping aside from politics ahead of elections Mar 03, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Sasikala says she will be stepping aside from politics ahead of elections

    She also asked her fellow AIADMK cadres to stand united and ensure DMK is defeated in forthcoming elections.

  • Former AIADMK leader Sasikala discharged from Bengaluru hospital Jan 31, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Former AIADMK leader Sasikala discharged from Bengaluru hospital

    VK Sasikala was admitted to the Victoria Hospital after she tested positive for COVID-19 recently while under judicial custody.

  • What does Sasikala’s impending release from jail mean for AIADMK leadership in Tamil Nadu? Sep 25, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    What does Sasikala’s impending release from jail mean for AIADMK leadership in Tamil Nadu?

    Both Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam want to become the AIADMK’s CM candidate in the assembly elections next year. V K Sasikala’s entry further complicates the brewing tension within the party

  • I-T department attaches Rs 1,600cr 'benami' assets of Sasikala Nov 05, 2019 07:30 PM IST

    I-T department attaches Rs 1,600cr 'benami' assets of Sasikala

    Nine properties, located in Chennai, Puducherry and Coimbatore, were procured soon after demonetisation in November 2016 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the two high-value notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 are not legal tenders, they said.

  • Sasikala's husband M Natarajan dies, party leaders pay tributes Mar 20, 2018 02:32 PM IST

    Sasikala's husband M Natarajan dies, party leaders pay tributes

    The 74 year-old Natarajan, admitted to the hospital on Saturday with chest infection, breathed his last in the early hours today. "It is with profound grief and sorrow that we announce the sad demise of Natarajan Maruthappa at 1.35 am today," Shanmuga Priyan, chief operating officer of Gleneagles Global Health City, said.

  • Sasikala seeks 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral Mar 20, 2018 02:30 PM IST

    Sasikala seeks 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral

    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.

  • Dhinkaran takes oath as MLA; supporters give rousing reception Dec 29, 2017 10:10 PM IST

    Dhinkaran takes oath as MLA; supporters give rousing reception

    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.

  • Sasikala on a 'vow of silence' in prison, says Dhinakaran Dec 29, 2017 08:25 AM IST

    Sasikala on a 'vow of silence' in prison, says Dhinakaran

    Sasikala is serving a four year jail term in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case after the Supreme Court convicted her and two others in February this year.

  • HC reserves order on Sasikala-Dhinakaran plea for 'hat' symbol Dec 04, 2017 01:57 PM IST

    HC reserves order on Sasikala-Dhinakaran plea for 'hat' symbol

    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.

  • Can Sasikala faction use 'hat' symbol to file nomination: HC asks ECI Dec 01, 2017 01:56 PM IST

    Can Sasikala faction use 'hat' symbol to file nomination: HC asks ECI

    Justice S P Garg asked the poll panel's lawyer to take instructions and inform the court on this aspect at 2.30 pm today.

  • IPS officer Roopa who submitted report on Sasikala in jail slapped with Rs 20 cr defamation case Nov 29, 2017 06:02 PM IST

    IPS officer Roopa who submitted report on Sasikala in jail slapped with Rs 20 cr defamation case

    The officer who slapped the case, Former Director General of Prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao, who also happens to be Roopa’s former boss

  • Sasikala likely to be questioned after I-T sleuths recover Rs 1,430 cr from her premises Nov 15, 2017 12:48 PM IST

    Sasikala likely to be questioned after I-T sleuths recover Rs 1,430 cr from her premises

    Sources said on Wednesday, that after raiding 187 premises in connection with Sasikala and her relatives, including the now disqualified TTV Dinakaran.

  • Amid AIADMK drama, Sasikala gets 5-day parole to meet ailing husband Oct 06, 2017 02:02 PM IST

    Amid AIADMK drama, Sasikala gets 5-day parole to meet ailing husband

    Sasikala had sought parole for 15 days to meet her 74-year-old estranged husband who was a bureaucrat in the Tamil Nadu government during Jayalalithaa's earlier tenures.

  • SC dismisses review plea of jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala Aug 23, 2017 06:45 PM IST

    SC dismisses review plea of jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala

    The apex court also rejected Sasikala's plea for an open court hearing of the review petitions.

  • Sasikala files review petition against acquittal in graft case May 04, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Sasikala files review petition against acquittal in graft case

    The review petition filed by Sasikala and two others-- V N Sudhakaran, Jayalalithaa's foster son, and Elavarasi, widow of Sasikala's elder brother--has challenged the setting aside of Karnataka High Court verdict acquiting her and restoring the trial court verdict in toto.

  • All you need to know about the continuing political drama in Tamil Nadu Apr 20, 2017 03:23 PM IST

    All you need to know about the continuing political drama in Tamil Nadu

    Since Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha passed away late last year, the fate of the party she headed has been in a shambles. But now, a merger of rival factions seems to be on the cards.

  • Revolt in AIADMK against Sasikala, some loyalists back her Apr 19, 2017 11:00 AM IST

    Revolt in AIADMK against Sasikala, some loyalists back her

    "There was a consensus to delink the government and the party from TTV Dhinakaran and the family he belongs to. This is the view of the basic partymen, district secretaries, MLAs and Ministers," Finance Minister D Jayakumar told reporters after a "consultative" meeting chaired by Palaniswami and attended by several ministers.

  • Dhinkaran calls MLAs' meeting Apr 19, 2017 09:45 AM IST

    Dhinkaran calls MLAs' meeting

    The rival O Panneerselvam camp is also meeting separately here to discuss the future course of action, sources in the faction said.

  • AIADMK to keep Sasikala and family out of party, merger on cards Apr 18, 2017 10:24 PM IST

    AIADMK to keep Sasikala and family out of party, merger on cards

    In a dramatic turn of events, the EK Palaniswami cabinet on Tuesday revolted against AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran and decided to keep him and his family, including aunt Sasikala, out of the party and the government.

  • Ruling AIADMK forms team for talks with Panneerselvam group Apr 18, 2017 01:37 PM IST

    Ruling AIADMK forms team for talks with Panneerselvam group

    Senior leader in the VK Sasikala faction and Cooperation Minister, Sellur K Raju, said Chief Minister K Palaniswami has constituted a team of "senior ministers" for the purpose.

  • Game of thrones: With AIADMK split down the middle, will DMK emerge stronger in TN? Mar 24, 2017 03:17 PM IST

    Game of thrones: With AIADMK split down the middle, will DMK emerge stronger in TN?

  • AIADMK symbol confusion: OPS gets electric pole, Sasikala gets hat Mar 23, 2017 01:06 PM IST

    AIADMK symbol confusion: OPS gets electric pole, Sasikala gets hat

    To add to the confusion, the OPS faction will be called Puratchi Thalaivi AIADMK while VK Sasikala’s faction will be called Amma AIADMK. ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’ means revolutionary leader in Tamil and was a superlative used for Jayalalithaa.

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