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Thursday, November 08, 2007


Selvi JJayalalithaa enrolled herself a s a member of the AIADMK on June 4, 1982 at the behest of Dr MGR Her firm entry into politics was in the same year. She was appointed the Propaganda Secretary of the AIADMK on January 28, 1983. 


MGR utilized her services for the first time on February 20, 1983, during the bye-elections. In the meanwhile MGR chose Selvi JJayalalithaa as a member of the Rajya Sabha on April 23, 1984 and sent her to New Delhi. MGR breathed his last on the night of December 24, 1987. On the morning of January 1, 1988, at a meeting of the Party Office bearers and District Secretaries held at the Party Headquarters, the announcement was made that JJayalalithaa would take over as General Secretary of the AIADMK.  In 1991, June 15 General Election the AIADMK-led front won a historic victory and JJayalalithaa became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.



Events in Pakistan have overshadowed recent developments in Sri Lanka and its impact in Tamil Nadu. (The Other Crisis, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)

Coalition governments have been celebrated as giving adequate representation to regional interests at the Centre, which is necessary in a diverse and multicultural country such as India. But recent remarks by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh highlight . . . (Coalition Blues, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 07, 2007)

The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today said that it would move the Supreme Court, seeking the dismissal of the DMK government, as Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi allegedly supported the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). (Aiadmk To Move Sc For Tn Govt Dismissal , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's writing elegy to slain LTTE leader Tamilselvan has kicked up a major controversy with the Congress disapproving it without criticising the DMK chief and the BJP questioning how a Chief Minister could beat . . . . (Karuna Under More Fire For His Elegy To Slain Ltte Leader , Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

The Congress on Monday sought to downplay UPA ally and DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s poem in praise the slain LTTE leader SP Tamilselvan describing its contents as his “personal views”. (Cong Criticises Karuna’S Mourning Of Slain Ltte Leader, The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Sunday defended his poem in praise of the slain LTTE political chief SP Thamilselvan by stating that it is human nature to express condolence. (Karuna Defends Poem On Tamilselvan, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi on Sunday denied violating the Constitution and his oath of office by penning a poem of tribute to a slain leader of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, arguing that it was a "humanitarian . . . . . (Karuna Faces Flak Over Ltte Poem, Asian Age, R. Bhagwan Singh, Nov 05, 2007)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s poem in praise of slain LTTE leader S.P. Tamilselvan has sparked off a controversy, with Opposition leader and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa charging him with violating the Indian constitution and . . . . (Karuna’S Poem For Slain Ltte Leader Sparks Row, Tribune, Arup Chanda, Nov 05, 2007)

The Madras High Court on Friday stayed the privilege proceedings initiated against the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, for her reported statements against Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin. (Madras High Court Stays Privilege Proceedings Against Jayalalithaa, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazahagam (MDMK) councillors of Manapparai Municipal Council staged a walkout on Thursday, bringing the proceedings of the council’s monthly meeting to an abrupt end. (Aiadmk, Mdmk Councillors Stage Walkout From Meeting , Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)

Amidst unprecedented security arrangements, the centenary celebrations of Muthuramalinga Thevar were held at Pasumpon in Ramanathapuram district on Tuesday. (Violence Mars Thevar Centenary Celebrations, Hindu, S. Vijay Kumar, Oct 31, 2007)

The proclaimed revival of intimacies between the JD(S) and BJP in Karnataka is likely to further whittle down the idea of the Third Front at the Centre. (First, Second..., Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 31, 2007)

In the end, the nuclear deal asks India an existential question -- does it want to be the US or the EU? Does it want to be a power player or does it only want to pretend? (Two Options, One Future, Pioneer, ASHOK MALIK, Oct 30, 2007)

The story goes that what Jayalalitha could not achieve, Jayalalithaa managed to accomplish in the summer of 2001 by regaining power in Tamil Nadu. That the mere addition of the letter a at the end of her name on the advice of a numerologist did the trick. (Spell Your Name Differently! , The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

Do you think that, over the last 10-15 years, coalition politics has been the antidote to the poison of separatism? (‘In The Tulsidas Ramayan, Sita Is Not Ram’S Wife But His Sister. Only In The Valmiki Ramayan Is She His Wife’, Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Oct 29, 2007)

The ruling DMK, which is finding itself increasingly isolated even within the Democratic Progressive Alliance that it heads in Tamil Nadu, is attempting to strengthen ties with the Congress leadership. (Dmk Attempts To Boost Cong Ties, Asian Age, R. Bhagwan Singh, Oct 27, 2007)

Union Minister of Shipping, T R Baalu soft-pedalled the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project (SSCP) going back on several of his previous assertions regarding the project. ('Sethu Project May Take Longer', New Indian Express, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 27, 2007)

Not only is history against any kind of Third Front, but its future also is bleak. (A Distraught Group, Pioneer, Kalyani Shankar, Oct 26, 2007)

While pressing for a discussion in Parliament on the nuclear deal with the United States, the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) on Wednesday made it clear that it would not insist on the issue being put to vote. (Unpa Not To Insist On Vote, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 25, 2007)

Think of a block Congress president riding a spanking new Toyota Innova on the narrow, pot-holed lanes of a Gujarat village. Senior Congress leaders are already chuckling at the thought of Life-After-Innova for all the block and district Congress . . . . (Politics On The Move, Indian Express, D K Singh, Oct 24, 2007)


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