Hours after being sworn in as the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam left for Bangalore with his senior Cabinet colleagues to call on the AIADMK supremo, who is in prison there after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case.
Congress and BJP were cautious in reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's conviction in a disproportionate assets case describing it as part of the judicial process while CPI felt this will entail "far-reaching" implications in state and national politics.
Various opposition leaders in Tamil Nadu on Saturday welcomed Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's conviction by a Bangalore special court in the disproportionate assets case and urged police to maintain law and order.
Apparently anticipating trouble, Kerala government on Saturday a sounded red alert on Kerala-Tamil Nadu borders in the wake of Bangalore Special Court convicting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
With a Bangalore court sentencing her to four years of prison term in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first serving Chief Minister to lose her post and also walks into jail.
In a huge setback to J Jayalalithaa, a special court on Saturday held the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister guilty of amassing Rs 66.65 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income during her first term in office. Her conviction has led to violent protests in Tamil Nadu.
Security has been increased at the DMK headquarters and residences of its senior leaders here as a Special Court in Bangalore is set to deliver verdict in the 18-year-old wealth case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Saturday.
In a huge setback to J Jayalalithaa, a special court on Saturday awarded a 4-year jail term and fine of Rs 100 crore to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after founding her guilty of amassing Rs 66.65 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income during her first term in office. Her conviction has led to violent protests in Tamil Nadu.
Ahead of the launch of "Clean India" campaign on October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said he will himself go out using the broom and asked people to give their two hours every week to him in "alms" to make the drive a success.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here Tuesday evening on a two-day visit to witness an Indian spacecraft enter the Martian orbit early Wednesday at the space agency's mission control centre in this tech hub.
With the party under attack from Congress over heckling of opposition chief ministers at events attended by the Prime Minister, BJP's Karnataka unit on Monday instructed its members not to boo anyone sharing public platform with Narendra Modi during his two-day vist to the state starting tomorrow.
Former union minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily has triggered a fresh controversy through his recent remark that the word 'Hindu' was introduced by Muslims in the medieval age and that it has no mention in the ancient scriptures like Vedas and Upanishads.