Seeking to distance itself from Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's support to former chief minister Jayalalithaa, convicted in a graft case, BJP on Monday said its opposition to ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu was not diluted.
Loyalty to their 'Puratchi Thalaivi' (revolutionary leader) Jayalalithaa knows no bounds, best exemplified by an AIADMK party worker who shaved off his handlebar moustache in a bet with some opposition parties on learning she had been granted bail by the Supreme Court.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Supreme Court has taken a right decision to grant interim bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case, and added that she is not going to run away.
Karnataka Government on Tuesday said the court alone can decide on the shifting of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a prison here where she is lodged after being convicted by a Special Court in the disproportionate assests case.
The Election Commission is awaiting notification from the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary over the vacancy in Srirangam constituency, following AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's conviction for four years in a disproportionate assets case, a top official said here Tuesday.
Karnataka Government will have no objection to shift AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a jail here if the neighbouring state makes a request through courts, Home Minister K J George said on Monday.
Even as the Supreme Court is set to hear the bail plea of AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on October 17, party cadres are seeking divine intervention for her early release by thronging places of worship and offering special prayers.
The Karnataka State Bar Council on Saturday condemned the "unruly behaviour" of some advocates from Tamil Nadu on High Court premises here during the hearing on bail plea of jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa last Tuesday.
With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls.
After almost ten days of lull following the imprisonment of ruling AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a wealth case, the state secretariat was on Friday abuzz with a flurry of review meetings by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his cabinet colleagues.
Amidst the demand for her release in Tamil Nadu, an AIADMK functionary has written to jailed party chief Jayalalithaa, convicted in a graft case, asking her to quit the powerful General Secretary's post, taking moral responsibility.
DMK on Thursday continued its attack on arch rival AIADMK, with a party MLA petitioning Assembly Secretary to notify the Srirangam assembly constituency, represented by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, as vacant in the wake of her disqualification as MLA following the four-year jail term awarded to her in a graft case.
The DMK Wednesday urged the central government to put a stop to the violent acts by AIADMK cadres and supporters in the state following the conviction of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in a graft case.
Jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's health condition is "as usual good", a top police officer said on Wednesday, a day after Karnataka High Court rejected her bail plea in the disproportionate assets case.