Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election - Wikipedia
The twelfth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on May 10, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK)-led front won the elections and its leader, J. Jayalalithaa was sworn in as Chief Minister, even though she could not legally run as MLA in this election. . Sources: Election Commission of India and Rediff Newspaper. DMDK, which fought the assembly polls last year in alliance with AIADMK, has 29 Reacting to the MLAs meeting Jayalalithaa, Vijaykanth has said he would work for Get more of your favourite news delivered to your inbox. DMDK MLAs recently met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa fuelling rumours that the Captain Vijayakanth-led party is headed for a split.
But that is the least of the Captain's problems now. His MLAs are eyeing the other side of the political divide. Though the MLAs claim that they met the CM to air grievances concerning their respective constituencies and seek her help, it was plain that the DMDK may be heading for a split.
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Jayalalithaa and Viajayakanth did not address even a single rally together in the run up to the elections. When the AIADMK completed its first days of office, Captain Vijayakanth skipped the function and said he can comment upon its performance just after six months. The honeymoon was formally over when the AIADMK jettisoned its assembly election allay and went on its own to fight the local body elections in November last year.
DMDK almost ended up a cropper in the elections. I told Captain that we have to meet ministers regarding our constituency problems and tried to convince him three times. But he was very adamant that we should not meet any ministers. How will I face the people of my constituency?
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Today after meeting the CM, I am very confident that I can fulfil all my poll promises within the next three and half years," S. Those close to the Captain admit that the dictatorial attitude of the leadership is a serious problem for them. Political observers said it was a clear attempt on the part of the AIADMK leadership to scuttle the Captain's attempts to get one Rajya Sabha seat next year when six seats are going to become vacant.
October 29, Jayalalithaa appears to be returning to her old ways: The CM's attempts to cut to size a former ally and actor-neta, Vijaykant, by poaching four legislators from DMDK, are reminiscent of the strategies she had adopted during her first tenure in office during And this is the first time that dissension within the DMDK has come out into the open.
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When the TNCC cornered her both within and outside the House, her answer was to carve out a group of Congress legislators to be her trumpeters, even while remaining with their party. Now, she appears to have repeated the same.Sasikala's emotional drama at MLA's meeting - ddttrh.info
With the bloated egos of both Jayalalithaa and Vijaykant, it could not have continued any longer. In week which witnessed fast paced political developments, rattling 'Captain' as Vijaykant is called, two DMDK legislators had an audience with the chief minister on Friday.
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The very next day, another two followed suit. The quartet turned out to be the cynosure of all eyes when it was provided seats along with the treasury benches in the assembly on Monday.
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The first to desert the captain's flock was none other than his childhood pal and party treasurer, R. Sundarrajan, representing Madurai Central Assembly constituency. He was accompanied by K.