Chennai sources have reported that continuing uncertainty of Tamilnadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court said that floor test should not be conducted till further orders. It said that a final decision on the matter will be taken in the next hearing on October 4. According to sources the court's ruling came during a hearing on a batch of petitions challenging Speaker P Dhanapal's order disqualifying 18 rebel lawmakers of the ruling AIADMK.
Chennai sources have stated that the Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly P. Dhanpal has clearly faulted when he decided to disqualify the 18 AIADMK MLAs who are sailing with the dissident leader TTV Dhinakaran. The MLAs were sought to be punished even before they committed any crime while O. Pannerselvam and his associates who violated the whip when E. Palaniswmy government went for the confidence motion are happily enjoying ministerial berths.
Sources have stated that the Madras High Court had directed the Election Commission to decide before October 31 the matter related to the AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol, frozen by the poll body in March after two factions of the party staked claim to it.
According to Chennai sources actor Kamal Haasan has fired more tweets against Tamilnadu's ruling AIADMK this morning, after confirming earlier this week that that he is considering launching his own political party. The actor tweeted that "No work no pay only for Govt. Employees? How about horse trading politicians languishing in resorts? The honorable court warns teachers on strike. He beseeches the court to issue similar warnings to those legislators who desist from attending work”.
Chennai sources have added that the Madras High Court today pulled up a section of Tamil Nadu government teachers who are on strike, saying it affected students. The court then directed the state government to file a report by September 14 on the steps taken to end the protests. Justice N Kirubakaran made the observations on a petition by advocate A P Suryaprakasam
Chennai sources have stated that the party leader Mr. MK Stalin said DMK has filed a case in the Madras High Court seeking immediate direction to governor to convene the assembly and ask Chief Minister K Palaniswami to prove his majority. Meanwhile when speaking to reporters here, DMK Working President Mr. Stalin said the party has filed a case in the High Court.
Chennai sources have reported that after the merger of the factions led by Palaniswamy and Panneerselvam on 21 August, a senior functionary has said steps would be taken to remove Sasikala from the top party post, a key demand of then rebel camp for the unification. Sources have stated that the move triggered a rebellion
Thanjavur sources have reported that the leader of opposition in the Tamilnadu Assembly MK Stalin has alleged that the ruling AIADMK in the state has "lost its majority" with the dissent by 21 of its MLAs and the DMK-led opposition commanding a strength of 98 in the House.
Chennai sources have stated that the political crisis in Tamilnadu shows no signs of abating any time soon. Pressure has been mounting on Chief Minister E Palaniswamy with AIADMK (Amma) deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran, DMK and the Congress demanding a floor test to prove the majority of the government. Earlier on Friday, the Tamilnadu Assembly Speaker sent a notice to 19 MLAs of the TTV Dhinakaran camp, asking them to appear on 14 September.
Coimbatore sources have made a statement that according to sources it was stated that nine people were killed after the roof of a bus stand collapsed in Somanur on the outskirts of Coimbatore city in Tamilnadu on September 7.
Chennai sources have stated that DMK working president MK Stalin claimed that only 109 AIADMK MLAs reportedly took part in a meet chaired by chief minister K Palaniswai and renewed his party's demand for a floor test in the Assembly to prove the majority of the government.
Chennai sources have reported that amid calls for a floor test in the Tamilnadu Assembly by the opposition parties, 111 MLAs of the ruling AIADMK in the state today attended a legislators' meet convened by Chief Minister E Palaniswami in Chennai. Meanwhile the State Fisheries Minister and senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar told reporters that as many as 111 MLAs reposed their faith in the chief minister at the meeting.
Chennai sources have stated that the family of 17 year old girl Anitha who killed herself last week after failing to get admission to a medical college, has rejected the Tamilnadu government's offer of seven lakh rupees in financial aid. Anitha's brother Maniratnam said
"Anitha died to get exemption from NEET and not for any government aid," turning away G Laxmi Priya the district collector of the state's Ariyalur, who visited the family to hand over a cheque.
Chennai sources have stated that the big question haunting Tamilnadu politics ever since the demise of Jayalalitha will another film star ever become the chief minister of Tamilnadu. Meanwhile the answer is blowing in the winds as both Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan have woken up from their hibernation and thrown hints about joining politics. The political establishment may be a little wary, but dismisses it off as a “wild dream that will never come true”.
Sources from Kollywood have stated that the industry’s filmmaker Gautam Menon’s Neethaane En Ponvasantham was one film which was a decent outing for Samantha as she played the female lead in both Telugu and Tamil and won a lot of critical acclaims. This movie had earned positive feedback and her acting opposite Jiiva was a successful one.
Sources from Bengaluru have stated that AIADMK (Amma) General Secretary VK Sasikala will decide tomorrow the party's stand on the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, party leader TTV Dhinakaran said after meeting her in jail in Bengaluru. Meanwhile when emerging from the prison after meeting Sasikala,
Chennai sources have made a statement that Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that the Tamilnadu government on Monday announced a 56 crore package for farmers in Cauvery delta districts in the state to take up ‘kuruvai’ (short-term) paddy and pulses plantation and this included supply of 12 hours of three phase power.
Chennai sources have stated that currently water drawn from the quarries in Sikkarayapuram would be supplied to augment the city’s drinking water needs till the end of August. Meanwhile when reviewing the works to provide water from the quarries on Saturday, Minister for Municipal Administration S.P. Velumani said about 30 million litres of water a day
Chennai sources have made a statement that high drama prevailed in the Poes Garden area on Sunday morning as Deepa Jayakumar attempted to enter the Veda Nilayam bungalow of her late aunt and former Chief Minister Jayalalitha.
Chennai sources have made a statement that ruling AIADMK (Amma) in Tamilnadu, which has a wafer thin majority of five members in the House, witnessed signs of internal turmoil with around 26 MLAs reportedly expressing solidarity with party deputy general secretary and jailed leader V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran in the past two days. There is, however, no immediate threat to the government as Mr. Dhinakaran is in no hurry to rock the boat.
As per report from sources it was stated that the Election Commission had added that Panneerselvam camp had approached the Election Commission urging it to restrain the VK Sasikala faction from using the AIADMK office. The counsel for the Panneerselvam camp also submitted fresh documents to the poll panel against the elevation of Ms Sasikala as the interim general secretary of the party.
Sources from Chennai have stated that the Opposition Leader and DMK working president M.K. Stalin had blamed the State government of failing to rehabilitate water bodies in the State. Meanwhile in an informal chat with reporters after inspecting the desilting work at the tank of Sri Perianachiamman temple here, he said that the DMK had been voicing its demand for desilting water bodies in the State for long. Many of them were in neglect. Without rehabilitation and restoration of inlet and outlet
Virudhunagar sources have stated that Aruppukottai had received ice rain at this terribly hot summer. After the commencement of Agni Natchatram in Tamilnadu, hot climate is making the people in trouble. It was stated that few places in Tamilnadu is experiencing rainfall every now and then. Right from 7am the climate is extremely hot and in many places of Tamilnadu the temperature had crossed 100 degree Fahrenheit.
Sources have stated that main motive behind the Kodanad murder was looting of cash, Nilgiris SP Murali Rambha has said. He told press persons in Udhagamandalam on Saturday that special teams of the Nilgiris police had arrested four people on Saturday.
Chennai sources have stated that when brushing aside reports that the Income Tax (I-T) department has sent a letter to the Chief Secretary, naming Ministers and officials who allegedly received bribes from arrested sand mining baron Sekhar Reddy, Finance Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday dismissed such reports as rumors. Mr. Jayakumar said while interacting with media persons that “It is wrong.
Chennai sources have stated that an estimated 88,000 students had registered across the State and over 95% of them took the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held on Sunday. A CBSE official said that Tamil Nadu had the highest enrollment of candidates when compared to other States. Around 35,000 candidates took the test in Chennai.
Chennai sources have stated that despite the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) playing hardball on the merger issue and senior AIADMK (Amma) leader and Finance Minister D. Jayakumar said on Sunday that they were still willing to accept the rival faction. Meanwhile when talking to reporters on the sidelines of a government function here, Mr. Jayakumar said, “There is a proverb that little drops of water make a mighty ocean.