The AIADMK has decided to throw its hat into the electoral ring in Karnataka. The party would be fielding two candidates for the Karnataka elections which will be held on May 12. Counting will take place on May 15.
The assets of AIADMK increased from Rs 88.21 crore to Rs 224 crore between the financial years 2011 and 2016. The asset increase recorded in these years was at 155 per cent states a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
There are no JD(U), Shiv Sena or AIADMK names in the Modi Cabinet reshuffle. The JD(U) had indicated on Saturday that there have been no talks on the reshuffle and it is unlikely to join the Cabinet.
The AIADMK is being kept out of the Modi Cabinet reshuffle which is to take place on Sunday at 10 am. While there were expectations that at least two from the AIADMK may join the government, that is however unlikely to happen.
The much anticipated Modi Cabinet reshuffle is likely to witness a host of changes. While the JD(U) which formed the government in Bihar with the BJP is set to join the Cabinet, there is however no word as yet on the AIADMK.
Truce may have been struck between E Palanisami and O Panneerselvam. The BJP which played a part in this truce says that this was done to ensure that there is a stable government in Tamil Nadu and it did not want elections to take place midway.
The union Cabinet reshuffle is expected to take place before the end of this month. The Narendra Modi led cabinet is expected to induct two members of the JD(U) and AIADMK, sources say.
Why has the AIADMK merger been delayed. On Friday it was expected that the merger would take place, but it was delayed yet again. While the stage looked set for the E Palanisami and O Panneerselvam factions to come together, differences still remain on both sides.
The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam was expected to unify the AIADMK. While the two leaders met in New Delhi on Monday, there was no major breakthrough with OPS putting forth some conditions for a merger.
Both factions of the AIADMK are likely to support the BJP to elect the next President of India. The support of the AIADMK is very crucial for the BJP which is looking to elect its candidate as the next President of India in July. The term of Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end in July following which the Presidential elections will be held.