Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam today said his government would take all steps to permanently shut a copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after deadly protests demanding its closure on environmental grounds. Pannerselvam visited the hospital in Thoothukudi and inquired about the health of those injured in the police firing on anti-Sterlite Copper protestors on May 22,… Continue reading "Sterlite will permanently be closed: OPS"
Meetings were on in full swing in both Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and O Panneerselvam camps as Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran is expected to break his silence and announce his political plans on August 5. Dinakaran on Tuesday said he will resume party work on August 4 after a two-month hiatus and embark on a state-wide tour to seek merger… Continue reading "Ahead of Dinakaran comeback, EPS & OPS teams weigh merger and other options"
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought exemption for the state from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. “The chief minister insisted that exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu should be given considering the welfare of the students,” said an official release. Also, Palaniswami on Tuesday called on NDA’s vice presidential nominee M… Continue reading "CM meets Modi, OPS meets Kovind"
Both the warring factions of the ruling AIADMK on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers in New Delhi to exert pressure on the Centre to get the Presidential assent for two Bills exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET, besides taking up other issues concerning the state. Quoting sources, reports said that former chief minister O… Continue reading "OPS, EPS teams in Delhi over AIADMK, TN issues"
At least three ministers on Monday took potshots at Kamal Haasan, for the actor-filmmaker’s comments against the government. Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam said Kamal did not have the standing to make any comments on women as he was against Tamil culture. He wanted to know why the actor was silent when late chief minister J Jayalalithaa was alive. Finance… Continue reading "More ministers slam Kamal, actor gets support from OPS, Stalin"
Close on the heels of chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announcing that his party AIADMK (Amma) would support the NDA presidential candidate, the rival faction led by former CM O Panneerselvam followed suit and extended support to former Bihar governor, Ram Nath Kovind. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi sealed the pact with EPS, BJP national president Amit Shah is said… Continue reading "With EPS, OPS supporting Kovind, what will Dinakaran decide?"
AIADMK’s rebel faction, led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, may cancel merger talks with the Chief Minister E Palaniswami camp if their key demands were not met, sources said. Virtually setting a deadline till Tuesday for merger talks with the rival faction, Panneerselvam is set to launch a statewide tour from May 5. Panneerselvam has planned to… Continue reading "AIADMK merger: OPS team sets final deadline"