Leader of the Opposition Edappadi K. Palaniswami alleged that some traitors, in a tacit alliance with the ruling DMK, were attempting to split the AIADMK.
Mr. Palaniswami said loyal cadre of the AIADMK were upset over the indecorous act of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam making a forceful entry into the party headquarters in Chennai and orchestrating violence with a group of hooligans.
The AIADMK, which was working for the poor and downtrodden since its inception, was vibrant. None could destablilise the party.
Their dream would never fructify and the cadre would give him (Mr. Panneerselvam) a fitting lesson for having a “tacit understanding” with the DMK, Mr. Palaniswami said without directly naming anybody.
Dismissing the offer of rapprochement by the faction led by Mr. Panneerselvam, he said the question of working again with a person who led hooligans to vandalise MGR Maligai, the revered party headquarters, break the portraits of leaders, and set fire to valuables did not arise.
A person in a position to question the wrongdoers had himself indulged in the unbecoming acts.
“I am not against him. I rose to this position from a cadre. I can visualise the pulse of the cadre. The point is whether he is loyal to the party or not,” Mr. Palaniswami said and added that he had been with the AIADMK since 1974 irrespective of whether the party was in power or not and even during crisis.
He had never deviated from his position nor changed colours. But, Mr. Panneerselvam was changing his stand frequently, and betraying the party.
Meanwhile, senior leader O Panneerselvam addressed thousands of his supporters from Dindigul district who gathered at his farmhouse in Periyakulam, after the Madras High Court had invalidated the AIADMK general council meeting held on July 11.
The Madras High Court, in the case of the AIADMK General Council meeting, had ruled in favour of OPS. Justice G Jayachandran of Madras High Court ordered in the favour of Panneerselvam, which meant that the election of his rival and former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami as an interim general secretary during the July 11 general council meeting will not be valid.
The court also ordered the conduct of a fresh general council meeting of the AIADMK. Paneerselvam addressing his supporters, said, “The AIADMK general council meeting held on July 23 did not take place properly. As AIADMK Coordinator, I should have proposed a resolution to elect the AIADMK Praesidium Chairman of AIADMK. But, that didn’t happen. But not letting these rules pass, the rowdies ran riot and insulted the General Council meeting. True AIADMK workers are on my side. The ‘kuntar’ (rowdies) are on his (EPS) side. The party is being usurped by a few and the volunteers should stop it. All these who have worked for the party since the beginning should work together.”
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Archana Pooran Singh desires to follow Neena Gupta’s plea for work.
Popularly, she is known for her comic role in the classic movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, in which she performed the role of Professor Ms Briganza. She developed such a strong comedic reputation, thanks to the role that even 20 years later, she hasn’t been offered a serious role.
The actor added that she can do so much more in acting than comic roles, she can cry and make people cry too. She said the side of her is yet to be explored and this will happen someday.
Archana said, “That chhaap (image) is so solid. Also, a lot of people feel that what they should offer me after Ms Briganza. It’s been almost 25 years since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was released. And the character is still following me. People also feel that I am best suited only for comedy. As an actor, I feel deprived, cheated and I have been left yearning for good roles.”
She stated that she is considering approaching filmmakers for work in the same way that actress Neena Gupta did. Neena, once posted on her Instagram asking the filmmakers for work as she wasn’t offered any roles in a long time and was sitting at home. After this, she got great opportunities and delivered a blockbuster film, ‘Badhai Ho.’
Archana made her film debut with Abhishek and then featured in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. She was also part of several films such as Agneepath (1990), Saudagar (1991), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aashiq Awara (1993), and Raja Hindustani (1996). Fans saw her in comedy roles such as Love Story 2050, Mohabbatein, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Masti, De Dana Dan and Bol Bachchan.
Jacqueline Fernandez granted bail in 200 crore extortion case
In the 200 crore extortion case, Jacqueline Fernandez received a momentary reprieve when she was given an interim release. The primary defendant in the case is imprisoned conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
The Patiala court in Delhi has granted interim bail to the actor for a bond of ₹50,000. The subsequent hearing in the case would be held on October 22. Jacqueline was interrogated for over 7 hours by the Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing.
The con man is said to have been friends with the 37-year-old Sri Lankan actress, who received many expensive gifts from him including luxury bags, clothes, jewellery, etc. worth Rs. 5.72 crores. The actor also told the ED that Sukesh had hired private jets as well as booked helicopter rides for her.
Earlier, the actress denied her friendship with the con man but after the intimate pictures of the actress with Sukesh surfaced on the internet she accepted dating him. The alleged pictures were taken in April-June of 2022.
Her friendship with Chandrashekhar – accused in more than 10 cases – started on WhatsApp in January 2021, and she had secretly met the conman on several occasions at a well-known hotel in Chennai and other places, she had told the officers, the report further highlighted.
The actor had admitted before the officers that the jailed conman had paid a huge amount of money to fashion designer Leepakshi, for designing exclusive costumes for her. The ED will now interrogate her designer as well.
PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi wish Manmohan Singh on his 90th birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sent Dr. Manmohan Singh his birthday wishes on his 90th birthday, wishing him a long and healthy life.
“Birthday greetings to former PM Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life,” tweeted PM Modi.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, sent Dr. Singh birthday greetings as well.
Wishing one of India’s finest statesmen, Dr Manmohan Singh ji a very happy birthday. His humility, dedication and contribution to India’s development, have few parallels. He is an inspiration to me, and to crores of other Indians. I pray for his good health and happiness,” tweeted the Wayanad MP.
Before the partition, Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in the Punjabi village of Gah. He studied at Oxford, Cambridge, and Punjab University.
Today marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Singh, who served as prime minister for two consecutive terms (from 2004 to 2014). He is a well-known economist who is credited with enacting significant reforms in the 1990s.
Man transporting illicit liquor from Haryana to Delhi arrested by the Delhi police
A man has been arrested by the Delhi police on Sunday for transporting illicit liquor in a truck. The truck was painted with a logo of Mother Dairy to mislead the authorities. The truck which carrying the contraband from Haryana to Delhi had 25,000 quarter (180ml) and 600 full (750ml) bottles of liquor which has been recovered by the police.Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Manoj C identified the arrested man as 45-year-old Nishan Singh, the driver of the truck and a resident of Punjab’s Tarn Taran Sahib. He was accompanied by his 21-year-old helper Vikash alias Chapta, a resident of Bahadurgarh in Haryana, who is yet to be arrested.Police said that they laid a trap as they received an information from their sources that a huge quantity of illicit liquor would be sent to Delhi NCR via National Highway 8 in a truck. Around 2am, they stopped a truck which looked like it ostensibly belonged to Mother Dairy, which manufactures, markets and sells milk, dairy products, edible oil and fruits and vegetables. However, when the team checked the truck, they discovered 600 cartons of illicit liquor which was for sale in Haryana. Police confirmed that the truck did not belong to Mother Dairy.Police said that the truck’s number plate was fake; they discovered its actual number after checking the engine number. They then arrested Nishan Singh and registered a case.During interrogation, Nishan Singh allegedly disclosed that he and one Vikash work for one Yogi (age unknown), who is also a resident of Bahadurgarh area, and the duo supply illicit liquor on his directions. DCP Manoj said, “Nishan was provided the said truck by Yogi’s driver near Manesar and was to supply the said liquor in Delhi as per Yogi’s instructions. We are making efforts to arrest others involved in the racket.”
Mallikarjun Kharge, Ajay Maken to meet Sonia Gandhi today over Rajasthan crisis
Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, two Congress observers who were in Rajasthan on Sunday to attend the legislature party meeting at the home of the chief minister Ashok Gehlot, are anticipated to meet Sonia Gandhi on Monday afternoon.
With Gehlot expected to run for presidential polls next month, the state is currently dealing with a new crisis. Numerous Gehlot’s supporters resigned on Sunday and handed them to Assembly Speaker CP Joshi as a result of Sachin Pilot’s name being mentioned. The resignation is reportedly from more than 80 MLAs.
The MLAs made clear to the observers their demands, emphasising that the next chief minister should be chosen after October 19, once the party’s presidential elections are over, that the Gehlot successor should be chosen from among the roughly 102 MLAs who supported the party during the 2020 crisis, and that Ashok Gehlot should be kept informed throughout the decision-making process. They were reminding the party of Sachin Pilot’s uprising against Gehlot when he visited to Haryana by bringing up the 2020 dilemma. Later, after guarantees from the senior management, he returned.
Ajay Maken said: “We came for the CLP meeting fixed by the CM at a time and date of his choice. Very strange that MLAs didn’t come for that. We also wanted to follow the procedure of speaking to individual MLAs about what they want so that they can speak freely.”
The condition that no announcement – on the chief minister – should be made before October 19 seems to be conflict of interest as resolution authorises the Congress president to take the decision, and by October 19, Ashok Gehlot would have been the Congress president,” he further said.
‘With you, for you,’ MP Kartikeya Sharma to Kalka-Pinjore residents
Member of Parliament Kartikeya Sharma on Sunday pledged to work shoulder to shoulder with the residents of Kalka-Pinjore in Haryana. While addressing a gathering where he was honoured and wholeheartedly welcomed by Shri Brahmin Sabha HMT, Kartikeya Sharma said Kalka-Pinjore area has a special place in my heart as it has been nurtured by my family for generations.
Kartikeya Sharma visited Kalka-Pinjore for the first time after becoming the MP of Rajya Sabha. Shri Brahmin Sabha HMT organised a programme to welcome the young MP. Despite rain, people attended the programme to hear the MP.
‘With you, for you’
Kartikeya Sharma said, “I bow before the holy land of Kalka-Pinjore. For Kalka-Pinjore, me and my family has a very special place. My grandfather used to come here, my father Venod Sharma also liked this area. Like my father Venod Sharma who worked honestly on the problems of common people, I will also do the same. I am always with you. I can assure, you will always find me besides you. Just like my father fought for the rights of the people, so will I. I have entered politics with a positive mindset.”
“There are many problems here. Dengue is an acute problem. I promise that we will camp here every week till dengue ends. Medicines and machines will be brought. Arrangements will also be made for fogging. I am the grandson of Pandit Kedarnath Sharma, son of Vinod Sharma, be sure, I will do whatever I say. I will keep coming here.”
Haryana CM’s commendable work
The MP said, “Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar is working hard and he is doing everything with all transparency. In 2014, my father Venod Sharma fought for an efficient policy of interview and transfer policy of employees in Haryana. As a result, employees now need not to run here and there. The work my father had started long back, is being carried out by the Haryana Government quite efficiently.”
IMT in Ambala
The MP said, “My father Venod Sharma also demanded IMT in Ambala. Earlier governments did not pay heed to the demand. However, the CM Manohar ji had cleared the project. With this, many youth will get employment. I now demand a workshop on the land of HMT in Pinjore.”
Kartikeya Sharma further said, “PM Narendra Modi has thought of a vision for the country, this is happening because PM’s intention is clear. A few days ago I got the tricolor hoisted at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, my heart rejoiced. It was not so earlier.”
‘I have whole of Haryana’
He said,”I have whole of Haryana. I think collectively and will take 36 fraternities together with me. I will not let any barriers come between us. Every effort will be made.”
Shamsher Sharma, president of Brahmin Sabha, said, “Kartikeya Sharma’s family has always been with us like a rock. The family is our great strength. A lot of work has been done in this area by his grandfather Pandit Kedarnath Sharma and father Venod Sharma. This family still stands shoulder to shoulder with us.
Besides Shamsher Sharma the programme was also attended by Jitendra Sharma, Sandeep Chauhan, Sanjeev Kaushal from Panchkula Brahmin Sabha.
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