AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathy, however, said that a total of seven lakh signatures have been collected to retain Sasikala as the general secretary. His nephew Dinakaran would have been wise to follow his example, but ambition overpowered his more cautious instincts, and it became clear as soon as EPS settled into the Chief Minister's chair that Dinakaran himself was raring to become the CM.
With her death, the control of the party's command came to Sasikala or "Chinnamma".
PM Modi took to twitter to congratulate the AIADMK.
In a dramatic incident, Sasikala has been announced accused in the disproportionate assets case and she has been jailed.
This led to a rift within the party with both EPS and OPS forming their own AIADMK factions.
A decision on the judge who will head the commission will be taken in due course, Palaniswami said, flanked by several senior Cabinet Ministers at the Secretariat. The much expected merger between the two factions last night had failed to come off following reported divergent views among the members of the OPS faction.
It was a day of high drama at the party headquarters.
With this merger, the state, which was facing an environment of political uncertainty since the death of Jayalalithaa, can expect political stability.
Mar 15: AIADMK nominates T.T.V. Dhinakaran as party's candidate for the RK Nagar by-poll scheduled for April 12.
He further added that the party's priority will be to get back the two-leaves symbol. On March 22, Election Commission froze the party symbol recognizing the split in the party.
Udumalai K Radhakrishnan has been allotted animal husbandry, hitherto held by P Balakrishna Reddy with the latter now being made the Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, earlier held by Sengottaiyan.
April 9: The EC cancels the by-poll over the alleged use of money power to influence voters. The success of the BJP mission has dealt a body blow to DMK that was hoping AIADMK would disintegrate, paving the way for it to fill the vacuum.
April 19: The Delhi police serves summons to Dhinakaran in the EC bribery case. On Thursday, leaders close to him claimed credit for the announcement of the probe.
April 25: The Delhi police arrests Dhinakaran in the bribery case. "We stayed together to ensure Amma (Jayalalithaa) government continued", he said. Removal of Sasikala was a key demand of the Panneerselvam faction for the merger. Following this, he was sacked by Sasikala from the post of treasurer.
The OPS camp has said that for the merger to happen, Mr. O. Panneerselvam has to be made party chief.
Both the leaders of the AIADMK faction announced the merger of the party from the party office.
Palaniswami, welcoming the merger, announced that OPS would be the convener of an 11 member steering committee and that he would be the co-convener. She is now in a Bengaluru jail for corruption.
AIADMK's rival factions' marathon deliberations begin but make no headway with ticklish issues posing hurdles.
Edappadi had agreed to take only two nominees from the OPS camp into his Ministry while Panneerselvam wanted former minister K Semmalai included as well.
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies - well, except when the sun happens to be obstructed by the moon. Coverage will remain very isolated, so overall viewing conditions should be pretty good for the eclipse.
What will the Huawei Mate 10 feature? A report from Taiwan claims that commercial production of the Kirin 970 has begun. And now, thanks to a leaked so-called launch teaser of the Huawei Mate 10 , the October 16 launch seems to be real.
Congress approved sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond after a closer examination of the US announcement.
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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves to supporters as his convoy leaves Islamabad , Pakistan August 9, 2017. The minister said that the PML-N rally would be joined by the people as it would pass through different cities.
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And for just the second time in WWE history, the man who cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase lost the match. The announcers call Xavier and Kofi the speed line up and the two New Day members keep the Usos off balance.
Meanwhile, the Indian and Chinese Army officials are to hold a meeting in Chushul in Leh to lower tensions that escalated of late. However, there were reports of troops from both sides exchanging candies on the occasion on Tuesday.
Similarly, PayPal and crowdfunding sites said they have cut off payment support for white supremacists and hate groups. It's important that Facebook is a place where people with different views can share their ideas.
She wants NY (and other cities) to crumble; she wants to "bring life where there is death;" and to "bring light into the dark". All eight episodes of The Defenders will premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 18, 2017 .
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8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack
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Maersk to sell oil, gas business to Total
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Deulofeu: Win for terrorist victims
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Powerball Tops $535 Million Entering Weekend
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Shraddha Kapoor debuts in south opposite Prabhas
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Sharapova gets Wildcard for US Open
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Tom Cruise injured on MI6 set
He limps to the edge of the building and is pulled back by the safety team before limping off-screen. Ellison explained that it comes from "the best place" and is all about entertaining the audience.
Boatload of migrants stun Spanish sunbathers
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Newcastle and Chelsea in talks over Kenedy loan deal
I have to continue sending my players the right message and giving them confidence about what we are trying to do. Let's be sure we do very well every game and we're out of the bottom three positions and then see where we go".