In Modi Cabinet reshuffle, no AIADMK, JD(U) and Shiv Sena

modinewThere 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.

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Why AIADMK is being kept out of the Modi Cabinet reshuffle

mthambiduraiThe 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.

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Modi Cabinet reshuffle: AIADMK may not join NDA for now

modilaughingThe 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.

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Truce in AIADMK far from over: An IB report speaks about these fence sitters

epsopsTruce 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.

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Modi Cabinet reshuffle: New allies, JD(U), AIADMK to make the cut, Jaitley likely Defence Minister

modi2The 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.

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What delayed the AIADMK merger?

epsopsWhy 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.

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What transpired during the Modi-OPS meet: Details here

modi-opsThe 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.

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Next President of India: BJP inches closer with AIADMK backing

presofindiaBoth 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.

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EC bribery case case: How strong is the case against TTV Dinakaran?

dinakaranThe special branch of the Delhi police was in Chennai on Thursday to gather more evidence against Sasikala Natarajan’s nephew, T T V Dinakaran in connection with the Election Commission bribery case. However the Delhi police has a long way to go before it can gather evidence to directly link Dinakaran with Sukesh Chandrashekhar the conman who assured that he could get the two leaves symbol of the AIADMK by bribing EC officials to the tune of Rs 50 crore.

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EC bribery case: Hawala operator transferred money between Dinakaran and conman

In a much-expected move, the Delhi police arrested T T V Dinakaran in the Election Commission bribery case. While his admission of meeting with conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar was one of the main grounds for the arrest, a hawala transaction which he allegedly made was the turning point. The case of the Delhi police is that Dinakaran had through Sukesh tried to bribe EC officials to bag the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol.

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