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INDIA bloc was never meant to work: AIADMK's Edappadi K Palaniswami

AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami also said it has to be seen "who all exits" the alliance over the course of time

INDIA bloc was never meant to work: AIADMK's Edappadi K Palaniswami
Updated On : 24 Jan 2024 | 10:33 PM IST

AIADMK chief Palaniswami slams ruling DMK govt over Cauvery water issue

AIADMK chief Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday lashed out at the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery river dispute and wondered if Chief Minister M K Stalin was concerned about the people of the state on the matter. The leader of opposition in the state assembly alleged that the DMK was "backing" the Congress government in Karnataka "with a view to ensure the businesses run by its family members" there should not be affected. The AIADMK general secretary also charged "puppet CM Stalin" with lacking any foresight, saying he released water from the Mettur Dam in Salem on June 12. Believing in the government's assurance, about 1.50 lakh farmers in the Cauvery delta region took up short-term 'kuruvai' crop over 5 lakh acres of land. But now, crops on 3.50 lakh acres have withered and the rest were being taken up with well-water irrigation, Palaniswami said in a statement here. "What should have the DMK government, which lacks efficient administration, done. It should have reduced

AIADMK chief Palaniswami slams ruling DMK govt over Cauvery water issue
Updated On : 01 Oct 2023 | 1:21 PM IST

LIVE: Delhi court grants regular bail to outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan

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LIVE: Delhi court grants regular bail to outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan
Updated On : 20 Jul 2023 | 11:00 PM IST

NDA coalition to take home 330 seats in parliamentary polls: Palaniswami

Palaniswami also said that he took part and shared opinions in the NDA Alliance meeting that was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on July 18

NDA coalition to take home 330 seats in parliamentary polls: Palaniswami
Updated On : 20 Jul 2023 | 8:23 AM IST

AIADMK urges TN govt to take precautionary measures during temple festivals

AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday urged the Tamil Nadu government to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of devotees when they congregate in large numbers to take part in events such as the Chithirai Festival in Madurai. The leader of the opposition in the Assembly was critical of the DMK regime, stating that because it did not take adequate measures, there had been fatal incidents in the past two years in various places, including the chariot accidents in Dharmapuri and Thanjavur and the five youths drowning during a temple ritual in Madipakkam in the city last month. Observing that over 10 lakh people gather to witness Lord Kallazhagar enter the Vaigai river in Madurai district during the Chithirai festival every year, Palaniswami claimed that during the AIADMK rule precautionary measures were taken with the support of the police force so that even minor incidents would not take place. However, during the Chithirai Festival held on May 5, 2023,

AIADMK urges TN govt to take precautionary measures during temple festivals
Updated On : 07 May 2023 | 7:49 PM IST

Palaniswami takes full control of AIADMK, Panneerselvam loses legal battle

In a watershed event for the AIADMK, the party on Tuesday elevated Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) as its supreme leader, the general secretary, moments after deposed leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) lost one more legal battle against his expulsion from the party. While the Madras High Court rejected pleas of Panneerselvam and his aides against their expulsion from AIADMK, 68-year old Palaniswami for the first time became the general secretary after the post's revival last year. Before his elevation, EPS was the interim general secretary. Party founder-leader M G Ramachandran (MGR), former party supremo J Jayalalithaa, Navalar VR Nedunchezhiyan, P U Shanmugam and S Raghavanandam were the only other leaders who had held that top post in the AIADMK, which was founded in 1972. On being elevated, cadres gave Palaniswami a rousing welcome and made him wear a dark glass and bright white cap just like MGR and he happily waved at cadres, seen as a gesture of bringing the party under his full ...

Palaniswami takes full control of AIADMK, Panneerselvam loses legal battle
Updated On : 28 Mar 2023 | 11:45 PM IST

AIADMK sets ball rolling for EPS' elevation; Panneerselvam slams rival camp

AIADMK interim chief Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) on Saturday filed nomination for election to the party's powerful General Secretary post, setting the ball rolling for his ultimate elevation, as rival leader O Panneerselvan slammed the "pickpocket-like" approach of the EPS camp in holding the polls, alleging due party process was not followed. EPS, as Palaniswami is addressed, filed his nomination at the party headquarters, nearly a month after the Supreme Court greenflagged his continuance as the AIADMK interim chief, dealing a blow to Pannerselvam (OPS) in his running feud with his rival over the leadership issue. The OPS camp decried the election process and senior party leader Panruti S Ramachandran said they will move the court over the issue, even as Panneerselvam indicated he will meet the people on the matter. A large conference will be held in Tiruchirappalli early April as part of the next course of action, he added. Within hours of Palaniswami filing the nomination, ...

AIADMK sets ball rolling for EPS' elevation; Panneerselvam slams rival camp
Updated On : 18 Mar 2023 | 1:41 PM IST

AIADMK General council meet: EPS files counter affidavit in Madras HC

Pandian in the petition before the court wanted an injunction against the functioning of EPS as the interim general secretary of the party

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Updated On : 16 Mar 2023 | 5:19 PM IST

SC allows Palaniswami to continue as AIADMK interim general secretary

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Madras High Court order allowing K Palaniswami to continue as interim general secretary of the AIADMK, establishing his position as the single, supreme leader of the party. A bench of Justices Dinesh Maheswari and Hrishikesh Roy, which had reserved judgement on the matter on January 12, dismissed the petitions filed by O Panneerselvam. We have upheld the order of the Division Bench of the High Court dated September 2, 2022 and made our earlier interim order permanent. "We have not dealt with the matter of resolutions before the party that were being heard by the single judge. We leave it open for the said resolutions to be dealt with in accordance in law, the bench said. The judgement came on batch of pleas concerning amendments made to party bylaws during the July 11, 2022 general council meeting, which elected Palaniswami, or EPS as he is known, as its single leader while expelling his rival Panneerselvam and some of his aides. The division

SC allows Palaniswami to continue as AIADMK interim general secretary
Updated On : 23 Feb 2023 | 1:12 PM IST

Karunanidhi planted seeds of corruption in Tamil Nadu: Ex CM Palaniswami

Palaniswami also accused the DMK government of failing to fulfil any of the 2021 assembly election promises

Karunanidhi planted seeds of corruption in Tamil Nadu: Ex CM Palaniswami
Updated On : 11 Feb 2023 | 10:22 AM IST

AIADMK may part ways with BJP, talks on for new alliances in 2024 polls

Taking an exception to the reported comments, the AIADMK leadership spoke tough about its alliance partner

AIADMK may part ways with BJP, talks on for new alliances in 2024 polls
Updated On : 18 Nov 2022 | 6:45 PM IST

AIADMK leadership: EPS hails HC ruling, OPS says will knock on SC doors

AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) on Friday described the Madras High Court's ruling, that has in effect endorsed his election in July as party's interim chief, as 'historic.' Rival leader O Panneerselvam said the High Court verdict would be challenged in the Supreme Court. As the court delivered its judgment, AIADMK workers burst crackers, distributed sweets and thronged Palaniswami's residence to greet him. Without naming Panneerselvam or his supporters, EPS hit out at "mischievous self-centred" persons". Further, slamming them as "diseases that kill from within", EPS said they were working in support of ruling DMK while the party was slogging to guard the people from the DMK regime's "unruliness". Such elements were a hindrance to AIADMK's whole-hearted work aimed at the welfare of people and party workers, Palaniswami said. "I happily welcome the Madras High Court Division Bench's verdict," EPS said in a statement. He thanked all the party workers and functionaries w

AIADMK leadership: EPS hails HC ruling, OPS says will knock on SC doors
Updated On : 02 Sep 2022 | 9:28 PM IST

OPS makes truce offer to 'dear brother' Palaniswami, latter rejects

AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam on Thursday extended an olive branch to his rival, "dear brother" Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) to run the party jointly and said "let bygones be bygones" but the latter ruled out any association with OPS and even blamed him for the party's defeat in the 2021 Assembly polls which the DMK-led bloc swept. Incidentally, Pannerselvam's call for unity also pertained to deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran. Palaniswami rejected Panneerselvam's call for joining hands and listed out a series of reasons, including alleging OPS was behind the attack on the party headquarters here last month. He flayed his rival for seeking "posts without efforts". Palaniswami also moved the Madras High Court against a single judge order on Wednesday which declared as not valid the AIADMK General Council resolutions of July 11, which among others, 'expelled' Panneerselvam and picked EPS as the party's interim general secretary. A day after securing the H

OPS makes truce offer to 'dear brother' Palaniswami, latter rejects
Updated On : 18 Aug 2022 | 6:48 PM IST

Palaniswami's appointment as AIADMK General Secretary not valid: Madras HC

O Panneerselvam, the rival AIADMK leader who was 'expelled' from the party at the July 11 GC meet, said the ruling showed nobody can 'usurp' a political party

Palaniswami's appointment as AIADMK General Secretary not valid: Madras HC
Updated On : 17 Aug 2022 | 11:10 PM IST

Setback for Palaniswami, HC rules in favour of OPS in AIADMK power tussle

Party asked to maintain status quo of dual power system that existed before June 23

Setback for Palaniswami, HC rules in favour of OPS in AIADMK power tussle
Updated On : 17 Aug 2022 | 6:14 PM IST

Top headlines:Airtel makes Rs 8k-cr spectrum payment; ECLGS corpus enhanced

New entrant Akasa Air is financially strong enough to place an aircraft order in the 18 next months that will be significantly larger than its first, its founder and CEO Vinay Dube said on Wednesday

Top headlines:Airtel makes Rs 8k-cr spectrum payment; ECLGS corpus enhanced
Updated On : 17 Aug 2022 | 5:31 PM IST

Sealed AIADMK headquarters reopen after 10 days; Palaniswami gets keys

The headquarters of the opposition AIADMK here-"MGR Maaligai"- was reopened on Thursday, 10 days after it was sealed by Revenue authorities following violence

Sealed AIADMK headquarters reopen after 10 days; Palaniswami gets keys
Updated On : 21 Jul 2022 | 2:18 PM IST

Madras HC grants possession of AIADMK headquarters to Palaniswami

Madras High Court set aside the proceedings of the Tamil Nadu Revenue department locking and sealing the AIADMK headquarters and directed that key be handed over to party chief K Palaniswami

Madras HC grants possession of AIADMK headquarters to Palaniswami
Updated On : 20 Jul 2022 | 3:26 PM IST

A jaggery trader turned AIADMK supremo: The rise of Edappadi K Palaniswami

On July 11, the AIADMK general council unanimously elected EPS as the party's interim general secretary, with elections to the permanent post to be held in four months

A jaggery trader turned AIADMK supremo: The rise of Edappadi K Palaniswami
Updated On : 18 Jul 2022 | 6:02 AM IST

EPS' interim General Secy post invalid, I must be made leader: Sasikala

She said that the General Council Meeting of July 11 was invalid as "it was convened arbitrarily by people with selfish motives".

EPS' interim General Secy post invalid, I must be made leader: Sasikala
Updated On : 12 Jul 2022 | 11:19 PM IST