Tamil Nadu fisheries minister D Jayakumar has reportedly said that the telecast of DMK veteran leader Durai Murugan's interview in Jaya TV is the proof that the DMK and TTV Dhinakaran have joined hands to attack the state government. Following the demise of former CM J Jayalalithaa, Namadhu MGR (AIADMK mouthpiece) has now become Murasoli (DMK mouthpiece), and Jaya TV has become Kalaignar TV, the minister reportedly charged.
According to reports, a man named Thangarasu attempted self-immolation before the house of an AIADMK functionary in Namakkal district. The man reportedly said that Odapalli AIADMK Women’s wing functionary Kalyani cheated an amount of Rs 11 lakh on the promises of a government job. The man has been admitted to Erode government hospital and is severely injured, reports added.
Supporter of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and AIADMK MP from Ramanathapuram Anwar Raja has reportedly said that the Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of former party chief Jayalalithaa is not to disgrace ‘Amma’, but to cleanse the house where she lived. Earlier, TTV Dhinakaran had alleged that the raids are conducted in an attempt to disgrace the late politician.
Following IT raids in the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa’s residence in Poes garden, the supporters of AIADMK, who raised slogans against the raid were reportedly taken into police custody. After conducting raids in properties owned by VK Sasikala and family, the IT officials have reportedly started raiding the ‘Veda Nilayam’ allegedly to find documents related to the properties owned by VK Sasikala.
DMK working president MK Stalin on Friday reportedly announced a statewide agitation on November 22 against the AIADMK government in the State for hiking the sugar price in the ration shops. The agitation, to be held before all ration shops, is also against the BJP-led central government for cancelling the subsidies for essential goods, Stalin reportedly said.
The Income Tax raids at the premises of sidelined AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala’s kin and associates have reportedly come to an end on the fifth day. The raids which began on November 9 lasted for five days in 187 places across four states, reports say. Reports further added that the tax officials are now in the process of verifying the documents seized from the raids.
The Supreme Court on Monday reportedly refused to stay the enquiry on the petition by DMK against the disqualification of AIADMK MLAs by speaker Dhanapal from Tamil Nadu Assembly. The top court also adjourned the hearing of the plea by AIADMK’s Semmalai seeking the transfer of all cases related to MLAs disqualification to SC, adding that the Madras High Court will hear all the cases, say reports.
TN Minister Dindigul Srinivasan almost called AIADMK founder MGR as the Prime Minister. While speaking to the media about MGR centenary function, Srinivasan called MGR as the PM before correcting himself to say “Bharat Ratna Awardee Puratchi Thalaivar MGR”. Notably, Srinivasan had said that Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam traveled to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister "Manmohan Singh" instead of Narendra Modi.
When TN Minister Dindigul Srinivasan says Prime Minister MGR...— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) November 9, 2017
2 thing you need to notice
1) The glee on #SellurRaju (Mind Voice- heheheh this is memes material)
2) Senkotaiyan controlling his laugh pic.twitter.com/1vacq8Dq2c
Reacting to Kamal Haasan's foray into politics, Finance Minister D Jayakumar said that the incumbent AIADMK is unfazed by anyone starting a new party. Meanwhile, BJP leader Arun Jaitley extended his best wishes to Kamal Haasan.
During a press meet on Thursday, Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman said that the TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami, AIADMK MPs, Ministers don’t know about MGR and they don’t even talk about MGR in the MGR centenary celebration. Seeman also said that the centenary function should be celebrated for one day only and not for 100 days.
K P Munusamy, a supporter of O. Panneerselvam met the reporters on Sunday and said that the party does not need any support from any other political parties even BJP. K P Munusamy alleged that there are clashes between the EPS and OPS factions which will vanish soon. Also, he stated that the party follows the legacy of MGR and Amma.
PMK leader Ramadoss has taken to Twitter to troll Tamil Nadu cooperation minister Sellur K Raju over the latter’s advice to spray cow dung to keep away from germs and insects. The minister registered his opinion when asked about the Dengue outbreak in the State. Ramadoss, in his Twitter, said, “Dengue mosquito will not approach if cow dung is sprayed around houses: Sellur Raju - All Nobel prizes including for Science and Medicine should be given to him” (translated from Tamil).
வாசலில் சாணம் தெளித்தால் டெங்கு கொசு வராது: செல்லூர் ராஜு - அறிவியல், மருத்துவம் அத்தனைக்குமான நோபல் இவருக்குத் தான் தர வேண்டும்!— Dr S RAMADOSS (@drramadoss) October 13, 2017
After the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Wednesday approved the hike in the prices of liquor, DMK working president MK Stalin has hit out at the AIADMK government. The government’s plan to hike the liquor price is contradictory to their promise of banning liquor gradually in the State, Stalin reportedly said. The opposition leaders also urged the State government to reduce the VAT tax on Petrol and diesel, say reports.
Stating that the Tamil Nadu government suffers from Dengue, sidelined AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran has reportedly asked how can it save its people from Dengue. There is no use in believing in the government, Dhinakaran reportedly said, urging the party cadres to step in and create awareness among the people. The health department and the government are inactive in the State, he reportedly added.
Following the controversy, after he said sidelined AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala worked hard to form the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, State cooperation minister Sellur K Raju has reportedly asserted that he is not a sleeper cell of TTV Dhinakaran. The minister further added that what he talked about Sasikala from his conscience has been magnified, say reports.
According to reports, sidelined AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala, who has been out on parole for five days, has reportedly reached the house of Krishna Priya, daughter of Sasikala’s sister-in-law Ilavarasi, in T Nagar, Chennai. Sasikala will visit her husband Natarajan, who underwent liver and kidney transplantations, in Chennai’s Global hospital, say reports.
According to reports, Tamil Nadu forests minister Dindigul Sreenivasan has been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai on Thursday. Reports suggest that he was admitted to hospital as he suffers from diabetes and ear wound. The minister is expected to return home after treatment for the ailments.
When asked if he will meet V K Sasikala when she is out of prison, Tamil Nadu minister O S Manian has reportedly said, “will meet”. Further, when asked if there would be changes in the AIADMK after Sasikala comes out of prison, the minister reportedly said the problem in the party is a longstanding one that cannot be solved in a single day. Notably, Sasikala, who is serving jail term after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case, has applied for parole.
Reports suggest that AIADMK leader V K Sasikala is likely to visit Chennai in the next couple of days as her husband Natarajan is said to be critical at a city hospital. Sasikala’s advocate on Tuesday reportedly submitted a letter to Parappana Agrahara prison officials in Bengaluru seeking parole for 15 days.
Tamil Nadu forests minister Dindigul Sreenivasan has reportedly suggested that people should follow a vegetarian diet to lose weight. Those like himself who are bigger should prefer eating vegetarian foods so that they can lose some weight, he reportedly said. He earlier stoked a controversy when he said the ministers didn’t meet former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa when she was admitted to Apollo hospital.