Speed News from Tamil Nadu (Aug13)

Chennai, Aug 13 (tamilnaducentral): With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam crossing swords against AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T T V Dhinakaran, the latter using the party mouthpiece, Namadhu MGR attacked the saffron party through a poem  — “Kaavi Adi, Kazhagathai Azhi” and blamed BJP for its authoritarian tactics to destroy the party in the state.

T.T.V. Dhinakaran, meantime, will be kickstarting his State-wide tour on Monday by addressing a meeting in Melur, Madurai for garnering support for AIADMK.

The Madras High Court has allowed DMK working president M K Stalin to visit a tank in Edappadi taluk in Salem district, falling under Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s constituency, to monitor desilting work claimed to be carried out by DMK cadres.

M.K. Stalin on Saturday said his party would take a good decision on no-confidence motion according to circumstances, reiterating that such a motion would be moved at ‘an opportune moment’.

He also countered Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami’s assertion that the AIADMK (Amma) had already defeated the DMK’s no confidence motion and said he had only brought a no confidence motion against Speaker P. Dhanapal. He also announced that the Murasoli platinum jubilee meeting which was deferred would be held on September 5 at Kottivakkam YMCA ground.

AIADMK (Amma) general secretary V K Sasikala, lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru, for her part, in a letter to party cadre published in party mouthpiece Namadhu MGR has appealed to take a vow to protect the party and Tamil Nadu from the opposition party. She said the cadre can feel the love of an amma (mother) from her as they felt when former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was alive.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the swearing-in ceremony of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu requested him to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET for medical admissions. He expressed hope that the centre would decide in their favour.

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