Did Sasikala’s selection as AIADMK general secy complicate matters for her faction?

Which symbol would the two warring factions in the AIADMK choose? The AIADMK’s two leaves cannot be used by both the Sasikala and OPS factions as it was frozen by the Election Commission of India on Wednesday night. Both parties would have to pick a symbol on Thursday morning.

The two parties are also likely to approach the Supreme Court seeking to either stay or reverse the interim order of the ECI. In 1988, when two factions fought within the AIADMK after MGR’s death, the EC had passed a similar order. Jayalalithaa’s faction picked a ‘cock’ while the Janaki faction was allotted ‘two pigeons.’

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AIADMK war: Here is why the ECI froze the symbol

On Wednesday in a late night interim order, the Election Commission of India froze the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol.

It was hearing contesting claims by the Sasikala and O Panneerselvam faction for the symbol. As a result, both factions will have to choose new symbols and fight the R K Nagar by-elections on April 12.

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History repeats itself: When AIADMK fought with a ‘cock’ and ‘two pigeons’

History repeated for the AIADMK on Wednesday when the Election Commission froze the party’s symbol while hearing a case between the Sasikala and O Panneerselvam camp.

The EC observed that it was freezing the symbol as it was unable to finish reading the 20,000 pages of argument between the two sides staking a claim for the two leaves.

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It is now AIADMK Amma vs AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma

It is ADMK-Amma vs AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. After the Election Commission had frozen the two leaves symbol of the AIADMK, both the Sasikala and O Paneerselvam factions had given their choice of party names to the commission.

The EC granted the OPS faction the name AIADMK- Puratchi Thalaivi Amma while the Sasikala faction was granted the name AIADMK Amma.

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OPS or Sasikala? Who will get the AIADMK symbol

The Election Commission will take a call on which faction of the AIADMK would get to retain the party’s symbol. Both the Sasikala and O Panneerselvam factions would argue before the EC to stake a claim to the two leaves., the AIADMK’s symbol.

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Here is a full list of facilities what Sasikala enjoys in jail

sasijailSasikala Natarajan is in jail serving her sentence after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case.

There has been a lot of talk about the kind of lifestyle she is leading in the Bengaluru central jail situated at Parappana Agrahara. According to the director general of prisons, the only special facility she has been given is a television set.

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Rs 110 crore fine recovered from Sasikala, Jaya will go to TN coffers

jayagoldConvicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has been ordered to pay a fine by the Supreme Court of India.

In the case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the case stood abated since she is no more, but the fine of Rs 100 crore imposed on her too will have to be recovered. So who will get this money once it is recovered?

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How Sasikala can pay the Rs 10 crore fine imposed by Supreme Court

sasikalaSasikala Natarajan will have to spent an additional 13 months in jail if she fails to pay the fine of Rs 10 crore imposed on her by the Supreme Court of India which convicted her in the disproportionate assets case.

A circular was issued on Tuesday which directed her to pay the fine failing which she would have to spend 13 months in jail apart from the 3.6 year sentence she is serving since the past week.

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If security is Sasikala’s concern, then a transfer to Tihar will keep her safe

sasijailIt has been a week since AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan was convicted and sent to the Bengaluru central prison after being convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. The media is going to town with stories on what she wears and what she eats and that she is desperately seeking a transfer to a jail in Tamil Nadu.

A prisoner swap programme is available and if both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agree for a transfer. However, with a (Tamil Nadu) government in place that is so ‘friendly’ to her, the chances are remote.

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TN ministers not allowed to meet Sasikala in jail

sasi-jail1Bengaluru, Feb 21: Three ministers in the newly sworn in government of the Tamil Nadu were not allowed to meet Sasikala Natarajan at the central jail in Bengaluru.

The three ministers D Srivasan, Sengottaiyan and Sellur Raju had travelled from Chennai to meet Sasikala who is lodged in jail after she was convicted in the disproportionate assets case.

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