Jaya’s ‘go for a kill’ diktat to fetch her PM’s post?
TUESDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2012 23:38 KUMAR CHELLAPPAN | CHENNAI
The AIADMK ministers and MLAs are working round-the-clock to ensure the victory of the party candidates from the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies (39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Pondicherry). Since the day she was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 16, 2011, Jayalalithaa has been exhorting her party cadre to work for winning all the 40 Lok Sabha seats.
The AIADMK went on a mission mode with the declaration by P Dhanapal, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on November 30 during the golden jubilee celebration of the Assembly that the “whole country is waiting for the day when our Amma hoists the national Tricolor at the Red Fort.” Interestingly, he made the declaration in presence of President Pranab Mukherjee who was the chief guest of the day. Amma too has asked her cadre to go for a ‘kill’ so that she would end up as the king maker in the post-election scenario in New Delhi.
The line up and team members for the “knock-out round matches” are yet to be announced. But it is almost certain that the AIADMK front will go to the Lok Sabha polls sans Vijayakant’s DMDK and the CPI(M), Jayalalithaa’s allies during the 2011 Assembly elections. With the AIADMK and the DMDK parting ways immediately after the Assembly elections, Vijayakanth had only one option available for his political survival and that was to patch-up with the DMK and M Karunanidhi. Enough hits have been given by both Karunanidhi and Vijayakanth that they would contest the 2014 Lok sabha election together.
But, a veteran political commentator says that there is a possibility of the CPI moving towards the AIADMK camp. “The personal equation D Pandian, the CPI state secretary, enjoys with Jayalalithaa is a crucial factor. The CPI as well as Pandian have not criticized Jayalalithaa even once during the last one year,” he pointed out.. What baffles the Tamil Nadu voters is the position of the Congress vis-à-vis the DMK-led front. The Congress was a tough bargainer and managed to seize 65 seats to contest in the last assembly election from the DMK. But it ended up with just five seats and the party is yet to come out of the humiliating defeat. Karunanidhi wastes no opportunities to belittle and ridicule the Congress though in the open he sings paeans to Sonia Gandhi. The indifference shown by Rahul Gandhi towards Karunanidhi has not gone down well with the DMK cadre. Though he visited Chennai many times in the past, the young Gandhi had never bothered to visit the nonagenarian DMK leader, a ritual followed without failure by all Congress leaders.
The Congress won eight Lok Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu in the 2009 election. The tenure of three of its prominent Rajya Sabha members- B S Gnanandesikan, GK Vasan and Jayanthi Natarajan- are coming to an end by 2013 and 2014. It is unlikely that these leaders could get re-elected to the Rajya Sabha as the numbers in the current Tamil Nadu assembly do not favor them. That means the Congress should get at least 11 seats to contest from Tamil Nadu in the 2014 election . There are reports that Vijayakanth have been given 15 seats by the DMK. Karunanidhi wants 25 seats to strengthen his bargaining power in the post election scenario.
Express news service : New Delhi, Fri Sep 28 2012, 00:29 hrs
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a plea by V K Sasikala, a close aide of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, seeking inspection of certain documents relating to a disproportionate assets case pending before a Bangalore court.
The court directed that such an inspection should be completed within 21 days at the place determined by the special court.
The apex court did not agree with the Karnataka High Court’s conclusion that the applications filed by Sasikala might be an attempt to delay the trial.
Powers that be misuse the court and ruin its time when literally thousands of cases are waiting to be heard for years.
She is a Hindu and can conduct yagnam at home and not as if she would be doing something she is not entitled. If it is not true just issue a statement that it is not true, why go to court?
Looks like the media is also manipulated as Indian Express opines that what Junior Vikatan wrote is defamatory. Is it not for the judge to say if it is defamatory or not now that she has approached the court?
Let’s us see what the judge has to say now?
Jayalalithaa files defamation complaint against Junior Vikatan
PTI – CHENNAI
26th June 2012 09:36 PM
Tamil Nadu Government today filed a complaint in the Principal Sessions Court here against a Tamil bi-weekly for publishing a news item allegedly defaming Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The complaint, filed by the City Public Prosecutor on behalf of the Chief minister, cited the Editor, Publisher and Printer of “Junior Vikatan” as accused.
According to the complaint, the magazine in its June 24 dated issue had carried a news item stating that a ‘yagnam’ was to be performed in the Poes Garden residence of the Chief Minister which was defamatory.
Claiming that there was not an iota of truth in the news, the complainant submitted that at no point of time was a yagnam or pooja supposed to be held.
Wed May 23 2012, 15:32 hrs
Chennai : Giving the thumbs down to the three-year-old UPA-II government, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said the country was in a “state of drift” and the situation was “almost” as if there was no government at the Centre.
“The average citizen feels that there is no government at the Centre. The country is in a state of drift. It is almost as if there is no government at the Centre,” the AIADMK chief told reporters when asked to rate the UPA’s performance.
Jayalalithaa’s remarks come a day after the Congress-led UPA coalition celebrated three years in office.
Asked if Lok Sabha polls would be held ahead of the 2014 schedule, Jayalalithaa said she did not want to speculate.
To a question if she would take up with the BJP the candidature of P A Sangma for Presidentship, she said she had spoken to political parties “whom I know,” apparently referring to the telephonic conversation she had on Sunday with different leaders, including BJP’s L K Advani, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and TDP chief M Chandrababu Naidu.
Asked whether she got any assurance from them, she said “I have made a request to certain political parties and leaders whom I know well to give their support to Sangma in the Presidential election. I prefer to wait and watch. I have no further comments to make on the matter.”
Jayalalithaa and her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik have strongly pitched for Sangma’s candidature. But Sangma’s own party NCP has rebuffed his moves, while major political parties have shown no enthusiasm over his bid.
Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy
I urge TN CM Ms Jayalalitha to support Dr. Abdul Kalaam for President of India. She should phone him up and persuade him to become her candidate. Sangma has lost all moral authority to be a non Congress candidate after apologising to Sonia Gandhi alias Vishkanya.
May 23, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said over Rs 750 crore worth land grabbed illegally had been recovered and restored to their rightful owners since the AIADMK came to power last year.
A total of 34,703 complaints had been received and 1317.15 acres recovered and restored to their rightful owners, she told the State assembly.
A total of 391 land grabbing cells had been formed in the State, she said.
Source: The Hindu
Mar 31, 2011
AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha has revoked the suspension of erstwhile close confidante Sasikala from the primary membership of the party.
In a statement issued in Chennai today, Jayalalithaa said she accepted the explanation given by Sasikala that she had severed links with her relatives, who by their activities had brought disrepute to the party.
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Judicial Magistrate Murugan passed the remand order when Mr Natarajan was produced before him today.
Mr Natarajan has, however, maintained that he is innocent and that he is being held under false charges.
“False cases have been foisted against my family. We would quietly struggle even if I’m put behind bars for a year,” he said.
Mr Natarajan was arrested after a complaint was lodged by Ramalingam, a farmer, who accused Mr Nataranjan of grabbing 15,000 sq ft of his land.
As per the complaint, some men- allegedly at the instigation of Natarajan- occupied land measuring around 10,000 sq ft in Thanjavur belonging to Ramalingam and threatened him when he had asked them to vacate the land.
The arrest took place a few hours after Ms Sasikala reportedly gave a clean chit to CM Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case in a Bangalore court.
Mr Nataranjan is the second member from Ms Sasikala’s family to be arrested this month. Earlier in February, her brother Diwakaran was arrested in Thiruvarur district for allegedly demolishing a woman’s house in Rishiyur village.
The Chief Minister had recently expelled Sasikala Natarajan and 11 of her relatives from her party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). No reason was officially given for the drastic step, but the move was seen by many as an attempt by Ms Jayalalithaa to reign in an increasingly powerful Sasikala. There were complaints that Ms Natarajan and her family were trying to dominate matters in the AIADMK and attempting to influence government functioning. Those who were handed the pink slip included Ms Sasikala’s husband, Mr Natarajan and her nephew and former MP T T V Mr Dinakaran.