News Worms
News Worms


Palaniswami, a CM with multiple bosses

Palaniswami, a CM with multiple bosses

Although Palaniswami enjoys the top position at in the party, Sasikala has left her nephew TTV Dinakaran, who was expelled by late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2011, as in-charge of the party as the Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK. With elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly over four years away, it would be a big challenge for anyone who assumes the mantle of chief minister to steer the ship. The fear of facing the ballot will bind the AIADMK legislators, political analysts said.

Palanisamy will meet Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday evening and stake claim to form the government.

In a related development, AIADMK MP V. Maitreyan from the O. Panneerselvam camp is expected to meet Election Commission officials in the afternoon, on the validity of Sasikala's appointment as the general secretary of the party, which in turn will decide the legality of Sasikala's decisions as general secretary.

Prosecutors successfully argued that Sasikala and her mentor, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, had possessed "disproportionate assets" that could not possibly have been obtained with their public salaries.

"Now with a 15-day window being given, certainly there are chances of big time horse trading happening for the goal of proving strength in the Assembly", he said. Along with him will be sworn in a 31 member cabinet. A section of the AIADMK MPs who declared their support to Panneerselvam is of the view that a split in the party at this hour of crisis is suicidal as well as detrimental. "The role of police at the Kuvathur resort, the MLAs" abode, may come in for close scrutiny.

But some legislators claimed they were being held hostage, and said they were backing Mr Panneerselvam.

However, he will have to prove his majority on the floor of the Tamil Nadu Assembly after 15 days.

Sasikala loyalist and strongman of Salem, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has been elected as the AIADMK legislative party leader. The move was apparently aimed at projecting Palaniswami as the next chief minister since her conviction will prevent her from holding the executive post.

In 1987 after party founder MG Ramachandran's death, the AIADMK split into two factions - one led by Jayalalithaa and the other by MGR's wife Janaki.

Returning to the jail after 21-day stay from September 27 to October 18, 2014, as the apex court Tuesday upheld their conviction by the trial court, Sasikala had a hard time in the cell as she could not sleep and was said to be restless at night. Palaniswami held the PWD, highways and minor ports portfolios in the Jayalalithaa and Panneerselvam cabinets.

follow

editors' picks

February 17, 2017
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) Reviewed By Analysts
Goldman Sachs raised its 12-month price target to $150 from $133 for Apple , accompanied with a "buy" rating. The company has seen revenue growth of around 10% annually over the last three years and has good cash flow.

February 16, 2017
Root determined to do things his way as England captain
Cook, England's record Test run scorer, is expected to remain in the side as an opening batsman for the foreseeable future. Root will become England's 80th Test captain when he leads the team out against South Africa at Lord's in July.

February 16, 2017
Earnings Analysis of: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)
The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -2.24 percent while its Weekly performance value is -3.27%. The company had revenue of $9.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.21 billion.

February 16, 2017
Qualcomm's new 802.11ax chips will ramp up your Wi-Fi
IT executives are reporting their biggest challenges are capacity and scalability, given the enormous growth of users. The IPQ8074 offers the optimal 11ax configuration to sport unprecedented capacity and coverage to Wi-Fi networks.

February 16, 2017
Carli Lloyd set to join Manchester City, offical announcement expected tomorrow
If that hold true, Lloyd will miss preseason with the Dash and their first three months of play. While such a move isn't unusual on the men's side of soccer, it hasn't been the norm for women.

February 16, 2017
Verizon/Yahoo to share breach liability; Discount could be $300M
In previous statements, Verizon has said it has been monitoring Yahoo's ongoing investigation into the security breaches. Verizon sees mobile video and advertising as new sources of revenue outside an overcrowded USA telecoms market.

February 16, 2017
Asamoah Gyan accused of having "unethical hair"
The 31 year old, is contracted to Shanghai SIPG but is now in the midst of a loan spell at Ah Ahli. He now sports a distinctive mohawk style cut, which is banned by the Saudi rule.

February 16, 2017
Retail sales surged in January
There was an upward revision in December sales to 1.0% from the originally reported rise of 0.6%. Excluding motor vehicles and parts total retail sales grew by 0.8% on the month in January.

February 16, 2017
Facebook Makes Watching Videos Better & Worse
The company previous year expanded its live video product, Facebook Live - a potential threat to broadcast television. Refusing to heed scepticism from users, the feature is being pitched as a "richer, more engaging" approach to video.

February 16, 2017
Hate crimes hit record levels since Brexit vote
Following the European Union referendum vote, there was a rash of anecdotal reports of hate crimes throughout the country. Only the Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester recorded more incidents at 3,356 and 1,033.