Indicating Tamil Nadu will soon follow Maharashtra in witnessing a regime change, state BJP chief K Annamalai has claimed "an Eknath Shinde will emerge in" the state, comments that were dismissed outright by the ruling party.
OPS went to high court which stopped all resolutions, including one for unitary leadership under EPS; Supreme Court removes that hurdle
A judge of the Madras High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on July 6, a plea to restrain the Edappadi K Palanisawmi faction of the AIADMK from conducting a general council meet of the party on July 11.
"I will become a dictator and take action if indiscipline and irregularity rear their heads," Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M K Stalin asserted in Namakkal on Sunday, addressing a party meet of representatives of urban local bodies.
A medical aspirant died by suicide in Chennai on Wednesday, weeks before he was to take the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the mandatory entrance exam for admission into medical colleges in the country.
This is the first time EPS has openly said that his rival OPS does not hold the top party post in the AIADMK.
Tamil Nadu's opposition AIADMK, caught in a huge power tussle between its two top leaders, has decided to go ahead with the General Council meet on July 11 to pave way for the elevation of former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
Tamil Nadu's daily coronavirus cases rose sharply as 1,472 infections were logged on Sunday, pushing the caseload to 34,68,344. The total number of deaths remained unchanged at 38,026 with no deaths recorded in last 24 hours.
Hitting out at the rival Edappadi K Palaniswami camp, AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam, also known as OPS,on Sunday said "cadres are on my side", and asserted that people and party workers would punish his detractors.
A Tamil Nadu based start-up has launched a first of its kind portable instant oxygen generator called Portia, which they say could be a lifesaver during medical emergencies.
The AIADMK's dominant Edappadi K Palaniswami faction on Friday asserted that the system of dual leadership, that vested powers on Coordinator O Panneerselvam and Joint Coordinator EPS ceased to be in force.
Amid chaos, the AIADMK General Council (GC) meeting on Thursday announced that the one and only demand of the GC members is to bring in a system of a single leadership for the party, favouring Joint Coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS).
After the demise of J Jayalalithaa in 2016, the party has been following a dual-leadership formula with Mr Palaniswami (known as EPS) as co-coordinator and Mr Panneerselvam (or OPS) as coordinator.
The General Council meeting of the AIADMK backed Edappadi Palaniswami's push for a "single leadership" in the party.
E Palaniswami or EPS hopes to get himself elevated as AIADMK General Secretary against rival O Panneerselvam or OPS.