TheSenLive

Palaniswami Meets PM Modi Amid Buzz of Reunion With Panneerselvam


Earlier, rebel leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said "they have only crossed the halfway stage". It was also reported that leaders of factions were in contact with BJP leaders at the Centre, fuelling speculations of a unified AIADMK joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The OPS camp has demanded a probe into late chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death as well as the removal of the Mannargudi family (Sasikala and Dinakaran) from the party. Many Sasikala followers turned rebellious against her and joined with Panneerselvam.

According to sources, OPS is not ready for Deputy Chief Minister's post.

Dhinakaran has faced a challenge from senior AIADMK leaders ever since he was was named deputy general secretary by his aunt Sasikala, who is now lodged in a Bengaluru prison after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case. Dhinakaran himself is no pushover. He chose to contest the RK Nagar bypoll. Although he had to spend 40 days in Delhi's Tihar jail, he later got bail and returned to Chennai. In fact, in April itself some of the ministers had "ousted" Dinakaran and his family from the party, but there was no follow up action to formalize the decision.

Meanwhile, the second most important economy in India continues to be in suspended animation.

All these developments incidentally alarmed the BJP, which instructed both the factions to immediately merge. The BJP recently returned to power in Bihar after the much celebrated marriage between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav ended in a premature divorce.

Panneerselvam, who claims Jayalalithaa (Amma) told him to take over as CM when she was in hospital, said her spirit later told him that he should come out and tell the truth to the people of Tamil Nadu.

"The issue regarding the appointment of general secretary is before Election Commission and if the EC decides it be invalid and asks us to conduct fresh elections, we will do it", said Avadi Kumar, spokesperson of the Palaniswami faction of the AIADMK.

This is where the DMK seems to have gained from the internal bickering in the AIADMK besides various allegations of financial irregularities against the party which have been raised by the opposition regularly in the Assembly.

The merger will also end several months of political drama.

Related Articles

  • Mylan NV Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MYL)

    Mylan NV Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MYL)

    Mylan lowered its 2017 earnings per share estimate by 5% from $5.17 to $4.93 and its 2018 estimate by 10% from $5.78 to $5.21. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 140,653 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,626,120.
    Canadian pastor freed by North Korea healthy, 'not in critical condition': family

    Canadian pastor freed by North Korea healthy, 'not in critical condition': family

    Pak said that the pastor's health had worsened while in North Korean custody and he had also experienced dramatic weight loss. He and church colleagues travelled to countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and North Korea on charitable visits.
    President Trump to return to NYC next week for meetings

    President Trump to return to NYC next week for meetings

    On Aug. 6, White House counselor and GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway stated that Trump needed to boost his base support. And optimism among whites without a college degree is down more than 20 points since November.
  • Billie Lourd, 25, in line to inherit Carrie Fisher's $7million estate

    Billie Lourd, 25, in line to inherit Carrie Fisher's $7million estate

    When Debbie died the next day, I could just picture her saying, 'Well, she's upstaging me once again, of course - she had to'". It has been heard that the actress has some possibility of inheriting more than the amount of property disclosed.
    Pat Robertson Says Creep Eric Bolling Was Probably Set Up

    Pat Robertson Says Creep Eric Bolling Was Probably Set Up

    If any Fox executives are reading this, please include make-up artists in your assessment of the environment. He also has hosted "All-American New Year", the New Year's Eve special on Fox News , the past two years.
    Cooler, wet weather expected to continue into next week

    Cooler, wet weather expected to continue into next week

    By Wednesday , look for some warming to the low 80s for the southeast, and continuing mid- to upper 70s for the northeast. However, temperatures will ring in just below average for this time of year, reaching only the upper 80s by mid-week.
  • Watch this unbelievable  fan-made Floyd Mayweather vs

    Watch this unbelievable fan-made Floyd Mayweather vs

    McGregor stands one inch taller than the 5'8 Mayweather , and the UFC lightweight champion has a two-inch reach advantage. The Mayweather-McGregor bout will be available on Showtime pay-per-view at a cost of $89.95 ($99.95 for high definition).
    Mobile's New 55+ Only Plan Delivers 2 Lines of Unlimited for $60

    Mobile's New 55+ Only Plan Delivers 2 Lines of Unlimited for $60

    Consumer Cellular's strength comes with its AARP affiliation, as it offers a 5 percent discount on monthly bills to AARP members. AT&T's "Senior Nation" plan for people 65 or older offers 200 anytime minutes and 500 night and weekend minutes, but no data.
    Rangana Herath to miss third Test against India in Pallekele

    Rangana Herath to miss third Test against India in Pallekele

    His all-round performance was credited by skipper Virat Kohli with leading the visitors to a series victory. He also added that itinerary for the series with Sri Lanka would be announced this week.
  • 36 dead as trains collided in Egypt

    36 dead as trains collided in Egypt

    One of the trains was travelling from Port Said and the other from Cairo, Ahram Online said, before they crashed head-on. Local media earlier reported , citing medical sources, that at least 36 people were killed and over 120 were injured.
    Three militants killed in encounter in Srinagar

    Three militants killed in encounter in Srinagar

    He said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them. The boy was later taken to Tral where thousands of people staged protests in various villages.
    Disney To Part Ways With Netflix And Start Own Steaming Service

    Disney To Part Ways With Netflix And Start Own Steaming Service

    Disney also said it plans to launch a separate ESPN-branded service that will host an assortment of sports programming. Existing movies from Disney and Pixar will remain on Netflix until their current deals expire.

Comments