DMK today presented its first budget after coming to power, months after it swept the April 6 Assembly elections, with the opposition AIADMK boycotting the financial exercise. AIADMK, Tamilnadu’s main opposition, staged a walkout from the Assembly, boycotting the first budget presentation by Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan. As soon as Speaker Appavu gave tips to MLAs on accessing the… Continue reading "DMK tables first budget, AIADMK stages walkout"
The Centre must not support Karnataka’s endeavour to build the Mekedatu dam and should expedite the Godavari-Cauvery link project, AIADMK top leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Briefing reporters in the national capital, AIADMK co- coordinator Palaniswami said that during the meeting, the party requested that the Central government must not support Karnataka’s… Continue reading "AIADMK leaders urge PM not to support construction of Mekedatu dam"
The much-awaited meeting of the AIADMK district secretaries did not announce any key strategy to counter the moves of the ousted leader VK Sasikala and instead, it introspected the Assembly poll defeat and discussed the work for the civic polls likely to be held in October. AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and his deputy Edappadi K Palaniswami chaired the party district… Continue reading "Key issues discussed during AIADMK district secretaries meeting"
The AIADMK on Monday dismissed nine members of the party from the primary membership. A statement issued by the party coordinators O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the AIADMK cadres not to have any contact with the dismissed party men based in Salem, Kallakurichi, and Thoothukudi districts. The dismissed cadres spoke to Sasikala over the phone, when the ousted… Continue reading "More AIADMK cadres dismissed from party for having contact with Sasikala"
The Opposition AIADMK will hold its party MLA meeting on 14 June to select Deputy Leader of the Opposition and the party Whip in the Assembly. The legislators are also likely to discuss about the ousted AIADMK leader VK Sasikala in the closed-door meeting, informed AIADMK sources said. “With the Assembly set to begin on June 21, the party has… Continue reading "AIADMK MLAs meeting to elect party whip and Deputy LOP to be held 14 June"
A day after Chief Minister M K Stalin urged Modi to cancel all national level tests like NEET and allow Tamilnadu to fill professional seats, including the MBBS, based on class 12 marks, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam backed the DMK government’s position. Till her death in 2016, late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa had strongly opposed NEET and AIADMK government (2011-21)… Continue reading "AIADMK backs State government to cancel NEET"
AIADMK on Friday sacked former AIADMK minister Nilofar Kafeel from the party’s primary membership. A joint statement from the AIADMK headquarters signed by coordinator O Panneerselvam and his deputy Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the Tirupattur deputy district secretary and party high-level committee member Nilofar Kafeel had worked against the party’s interest. The former Minister is dismissed from the party… Continue reading "AIADMK sacks former Minister from party"
After several hours of discussion, former Chief Minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami was elected the Leader of Opposition in the Tamilnadu Assembly on Monday. “Party co-coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami has been elected Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nad Assembly,” the AIADMK tweeted which apparently meant that he has been chosen as the legislature party leader… Continue reading "Edappadi K Palaniswami elected as Leader of Opposition"
The AIADMK MLA meeting convened at the party headquarters here failed to select the Leader of Oppostion as both AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and his deputy Edappadi K Palaniswami wanted the coveted post that is equivalent to the cabinet minister with police security. The meeting which was scheduled to start in the evening got delayed as there were confusion and… Continue reading "Confusion continues over LoP, AIADMK MLAs to meet again"
The high octane campaign for the 6 April Tamilnadu Assembly elections ended on Sunday at 7 pm, with the stage now set for the polling on 6 April which will decide whether it will a hat-trick of terms for the AIADMK or the return of DMK after a decade in opposition. As many as 3,998 candidates, including Chief Minister K… Continue reading "Curtains come down on Tamilnadu Election campaign"