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Sasikala case verdict: Chinnamma's path to Fort St George may be closed, but OPS' path isn't clear either
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Sasikala case verdict: Chinnamma's path to Fort St George may be closed, but OPS' path isn't clear either

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India reversed the verdict of the Karnataka High Court that had acquitted VK Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case, thereby, restoring her conviction.

Sasikala DA case verdict: Vidyasagar Rao stands vindicated for delaying AIADMK gen secy's swearing-in
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Sasikala DA case verdict: Vidyasagar Rao stands vindicated for delaying AIADMK gen secy's swearing-in

SC verdict convicting AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala in a 19-year-old disproportionate assets case comes as a vindication for Governor Vidyasagar Rao.

With Sasikala gone and OPS set to rise, the AIADMK will now be a party with altered character
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With Sasikala gone and OPS set to rise, the AIADMK will now be a party with altered character

From the verge of being the Chief Minister of the second biggest economy in India to a jail for four years — Sasikala’s conviction and sentencing by the Supreme Court this morning could not have been more dramatic.

AIADMK crisis: All eyes on Vidyasagar Rao’s decision; the longer he takes, the better for OPS
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AIADMK crisis: All eyes on Vidyasagar Rao’s decision; the longer he takes, the better for OPS

The ongoing O Pannerselvam (OPS) versus VK Sasikala saga now has a third critical player, who will command Tamil Nadu’s eyes and ears in the next few days — Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.

AIADMK crisis: Desertions rattle VK Sasikala camp, as minister P Benjamin shifts loyalty to O Panneerselvam
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AIADMK crisis: Desertions rattle VK Sasikala camp, as minister P Benjamin shifts loyalty to O Panneerselvam

Rattled by the desertions, Sasikala, who has been elected the leader of the AIADMK legislature party, drove to the luxury resort, 100 km from Chennai, in an attempt to prevent the MLAs who have been put up there for the last three days from switching sides.

AIADMK Crisis: Does Vidyasagar Rao's interpretation of situation reflect intentions of the Centre?
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AIADMK Crisis: Does Vidyasagar Rao's interpretation of situation reflect intentions of the Centre?

Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao's interpretation of the AIADMK crisis makes everyone suspect the intentions of the Centre.

Amid AIADMK crisis, concerned citizen files complaint with Chennai Police about MLA's disappearance
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Amid AIADMK crisis, concerned citizen files complaint with Chennai Police about MLA's disappearance

A concerned member of Royapuram constituency filed a complaint in the Chennai Police commissioner's office reporting Jayakumar's absence

AIADMK crisis: As pressure builds, Sasikala writes to Vidyasagar Rao requesting immediate decision
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AIADMK crisis: As pressure builds, Sasikala writes to Vidyasagar Rao requesting immediate decision

On Saturday — the fifth day of the AIADMK crisis, Sasikala wrote to Governor Vidyasagar Rao requesting that he show consideration for the welfare of Tamil Nadu and take an immediate decision

Tide turning against Sasikala? Education minister K Pandiarajan joins Panneerselvam faction
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Tide turning against Sasikala? Education minister K Pandiarajan joins Panneerselvam faction

The tide seems to be already turning against AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan as Tamil Nadu education minister K Pandiyarajan on Saturday confirmed his support to the O Panneerselvam faction in the AIADMK.

AIADMK crisis: Confusion over existence of Governor Rao's report pushes Sasikala-OPS to the brink
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AIADMK crisis: Confusion over existence of Governor Rao's report pushes Sasikala-OPS to the brink

The report, which India Today claimed to be the communication to the Centre, detailed out reasons on why Sasikala could not make the cut.

AIADMK crisis: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing of case to stop Sasikala as Tamil Nadu CM
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AIADMK crisis: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing of case to stop Sasikala as Tamil Nadu CM

The Supreme Court has refused to advance its hearing of a case asking for AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala to be stopped from becoming chief minister. According to a report in NDTV, the petition asked the apex court to restrain Sasikala from taking office until the court rendered its verdict in a separate corruption case against her.

AIADMK crisis: Here are the options before Sasikala, Panneerselvam and Vidyasagar Rao
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AIADMK crisis: Here are the options before Sasikala, Panneerselvam and Vidyasagar Rao

O Panneerselvam has hardly caught a wink since he revolted on the evening of 7 February. Along with the caretaker chief minister, Tamil Nadu is having sleepless nights as well.

AIADMK crisis: O Panneerselvam gets extra time to prove majority as Governor Vidyasagar Rao plays it slow
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AIADMK crisis: O Panneerselvam gets extra time to prove majority as Governor Vidyasagar Rao plays it slow

Irrespective of what Governor Vidyasagar Rao may decide, all signs indicate that the political drama in Tamil Nadu between O Panneerselvam and Sasikala is likely to continue for at least a week

Governor Vidyasagar Rao may face two-course trouble as Shiv Sena threatens to quit Maharashtra govt
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Governor Vidyasagar Rao may face two-course trouble as Shiv Sena threatens to quit Maharashtra govt

The Shiv Sena chief gave clear indications couple of days back when he said that the Fadnavis government is on "notice period".

Sasikala has 130 MLAs captive, how will O Panneerselvam get the numbers?
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Sasikala has 130 MLAs captive, how will O Panneerselvam get the numbers?

VK Sasikala bundled 130 MLAs into 3 buses to herd them onward by air to New Delhi, she needs the support of 117 MLAs to prove her majority during a floor test in the Assembly and just counting the white veshtis on board, she has more than enough. Where will O Panneerselvam get these numbers from? Unless 14 Sasikala stooges ditch her or OPS has a silent majority that will rise up for him, the math is not adding up for the latest rebel from Periyakulam.

AIADMK crisis: It is high time Governor Vidyasagar Rao intervenes and pulls Tamil Nadu out of limbo
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AIADMK crisis: It is high time Governor Vidyasagar Rao intervenes and pulls Tamil Nadu out of limbo

Tamil Nadu, unfortunately, doesn't even have a full-time governor, the state shares one with Maharashtra.

AIADMK crisis: Governor Vidyasagar Rao get on a plane to Chennai, do your job
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AIADMK crisis: Governor Vidyasagar Rao get on a plane to Chennai, do your job

What Rao should be doing is sitting in Chennai where there is a crisis and not just mediating a peaceful solution but using the legal precedence to dissolve the crisis and take a decision.

AIADMK crisis: OPS may have hidden advantage over Sasikala in Tamil Nadu's power struggle
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AIADMK crisis: OPS may have hidden advantage over Sasikala in Tamil Nadu's power struggle

Sasikala may have party bigwigs and MLAs backing her, but her style of palace intrigue and backroom manoeuvres may lose their shine if it comes to the hustings.