AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami was detained by police officials, along with his supporters, for holding a hunger strike in Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam on Wednesday. The leaders were then detained by the police since they did not seek permission for holding the protest.
In a major setback for AIADMK leader E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court ruled that his appointment as the party's general secretary is not valid. It also reinstated former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam as the coordinator of the AIADMK. On the issue of party leadership, the court has now ordered a status quo as on June 23. Justice G Jayachandran made it clear that the general council meeting can only be convened jointly by the coordinator and joint coordinator of the party. Hence, the general council meeting that happened on July 11, in which Edappadi K Palaniswami was made the interim general secretary, stands invalid.
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) annulled the dual leadership structure and formally appointed Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) as the party’s Interim General Secretary. O Panneerselvam was expelled from the party's primary membership for allegedly "anti-party" activities. Meanwhile, workers of the two rival factions clashed outside the party headquarters. AIADMK men threw stones at each other and damaged vehicles.
AIADMK Coordinator O #panneerselvam on June 23 walked out of the party's General Council meeting here after it stuck to the single leadership demand and favoured his rival and party Joint Coordinator #edappadipalanisamy (EPS).
The ruling DMK and its alliance parties have secured victory in over 75 percent of the wards whose vote counting was completed on Tuesday. As of 2 pm, the State Election Commission has released the results of 448 ward member posts out of 1374 in 21 Corporations.
AIADMK’s candidate for Nagapattinam assembly constituency made heads turn on Monday when he washed clothes of a woman in public while canvassing for votes.
Following the year of pandemic, Health Minister Dr C #Vijayabaskar is seeking mandate for the third time from Viralimalai segment. The minister had been juggling party work and healthcare priorities of the State for the past several months. He had been making his presence felt in government hospitals, amid Covid patients and vaccination drives, till elections were announced. On March 18, Express caught up with #Vijayabaskar during his campaign trail in Illupur.
The leaders paid homage by placing wreaths and showering flower petals at her samadhi and observed a two-minute silence.
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Though DMK's rout of AIADMK was the huge talking point of the TN Lok Sabha results, Kamal's #MNM and #Seeman's #NTK managed to impress in many constituencies. Here's a look at how they fared.
The results of by-elections to 22 Assembly segments are indicating that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will hold on to power.
Stalin had earlier proposed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's name for the Prime Minister's post and continues to stick to that.
Express caught up with Tamil Nadu culture minister Mafoi Pandiarajan on why the party chose to ally with BJP and what he thinks about the actor-turned-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.
TTV Dhinakaran’s supporter Pugalendhi on Saturday offered poison and rope to AIADMK MP A. Navaneethakrishnan.
Sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday took oath as the MLA from RK Nagar constituency.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami along with Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam and other leaders paid floral tribute to former CM J. Jayalalithaa at her memorial at Marina Beach.