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No special treatment for Sasikala: Dinakaran

Chennai: AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran dismissed allegations of special treatment for his aunt and party chief V K Sasikala in prison, asserting that she was being treated as per rules. In his first reaction since the allegations surfaced, Dinakaran rubbished claims of payment of bribe for the alleged special treatment. Speaking to reporters here, he said such allegations were false, adding “we have not even

Govt issues notice on Sasikala's jail bribe charge

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government yesterday served a notice on a top police officer for going to the media on her controversial report on alleged special treatment in jail to AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala, even as she stood her ground, asserting she had not violated any conduct rules. As the report by DIG (Prisons) D Roopa erupted into a major controversy, a red-faced government asked her to explain her

Special kitchen for Sasi: DIG, DGP exchange words

Chennai/Bengaluru: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D Roopa Moudgil today stood firm on her report of special facilities to AIADMK general secretary and convict V Sasikala in Bengaluru central jail. While addressing media in Bengaluru, Roopa said she was on a government sanctioned leave for around 1.5 years but when she came back to duty she found these wrongdoings inside the prison. Urging the government for thorough probe into the case,

AIADMK Minister O S Manian praises Sasikala

Chennai: A ruling AIADMK Minister heaped praises on jailed party chief V K Sasikala yesterday, describing her as an “embodiment of sacrifice.” Handlooms minister O S Manian, while wrapping up his reply to the debate on the grants for his department, thanked former chief minister and late party supremo J Jayalalithaa for including him in the cabinet. He also described Sasikala as an “embodiment of sacrifice” and the “general secretary”

Sasikala will decide on Presidential poll: Dinakaran

Bengaluru: AIADMK (Amma)’s stand on backing NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind would be decided by general secretary V K Sasikala Natarajan, party leader T T V Dinakaran said after meeting her in jail here yesterday. Emerging from the prison after meeting Sasikala, also his aunt, Dinakaran told reporters, “It (the party’s stand on presidential poll) will be decided by party’s general secretary Sasikala.” Asked whether the party will support Kovind, he said, “That

2 scribes booked for trespassing Poes Garden

Chennai: Two TV journalists have been booked for allegedly creating ruckus at Poes Garden yesterday. They were reporting about J Deepa’s attempt to enter the Poes Garden residence of her aunt and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. According to police, the two journalists, Sanjeevi, a reporter and Raghavan, a cameraman, working with Republic TV, tried to attack the security personnel posted outside the residence, to gain entry. Tense situation prevailed

Deepa manhandled at Poes, blames brother, Sasikala

Chennai: In a drama involving the relatives of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, her niece J Deepa alleged that she was manhandled by the security guards at her aunt’s residence here, and blamed her brother Deepak and AIADMK chief V K Sasikala’s family for “orchestrating” the entire episode. Deepa, who claimed that she had been receiving death threats for the past few days, said she was contemplating initiating legal action

Is AIADMK heading for another split?

Chennai:  It’s ‘breaking news’ time yet again in the AIADMK Amma. For, television channels, after a gap, have started carrying ‘breaking news’ scrolls non-stop, about the attempts that are ‘breaking’ the unity in the ruling camp. Ahead of the Assembly session to be held on 14 June, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today started meeting legislators belonging to his faction in batches. This is likely to go for three days

Dinakaran meets Sasikala in Bengaluru

Chennai: AIADMK Amma faction deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran met his aunt and the party general secretary Sasikala, at the Parapana Agraha prison in Bengaluru today afternoon. Dinakaran, who was granted bail by a Delhi court on Friday, reached Chennai on Saturday. He was arrested last month for allegedly trying to bribe EC officials to get ‘two leaves’ symbol for AIADMK (Amma) faction. Addressing media persons on Saturday,

Dinakaran seeks CD with his audio recordings

New Delhi: AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dinakaran has sought in a special court the copy of a CD which allegedly has audio recordings of phone conversations between him and a co-accused in the Election Commission bribery case. The response of Dinakaran, who is in judicial custody, came on the Delhi Police’s plea seeking his consent for taking the voice samples. Dinakaran’s counsel told Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry that he

No joining of two leaves?

Chennai: Virtually ruling out possibilities for merger between the two factions, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam have for the first time openly lashed out at each other’s camps. A few days ago, both the camps gave green signal for the talks, however there was no progress ase members of both the factions started hitting out at each other. Now the leaders of the rival