Both camps knock at Raj Bhavan door

AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala arrives at the Parappana Agrahara jail complex to surrender before a special court, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Top Developments
  1. Sasikala, Ilavarasi surrender before Bangalore Special Court; sent to prison
  2. SC rejects Sasikala's petition seeking time to surrender; orders her to immediately surrender
  3. Sasikala makes trips to Jayalalithaa memorial and MGR's Ramapuram estate.
  4. Sasikala appoints her nephew TTV Dinakaran as deputy general secretary of AIADMK
  5. Police enters Golden Bay resort; enquires every MLA if he/she is staying on their own will.

A day after V.K. Sasikala put in place a plan of succession by getting PWD Minister Edappadi K. Palanaswami, as the leader of the AIADMK Legislative Party,  she re-admitted her nephews TTV Dinakaran and Venkatesan,  into the party. Read more

Both her nephews were expelled from the party by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in 2011. Rejecting her plea to be allowed some time before surrendering to serve her sentence, the Supreme Court asked her to surrender immediately.

Here are the latest developments.

9.10 pm:

Panneerselvam’s meeting with Governor concludes. Minister Paniarajan, MP Maitreyan accompany him.

8.25 pm:

Edappadi Palaniswami’s meeting with Governor concludes. Minister Jayakumar, who accompanied Mr. Palaniswami, says after the meeting that they have the support of 124 MLAs.

 

8.05 pm:

Edappadi Palaniswami arrives at the Raj Bhavan. Ten Minister accompany him.  Panneerselvam is scheduled to meet the Governor at about 8.30 pm.

 

8 pm:

Sasikala has been allotted prisoner number 3295, Ilavarasi 3296. They will be given a plate, a tumbler, and blanket and a list of jobs they would be interested in. They will have to work to earn their livelihood inside the prison during their stay and they can collect their earnings after their release, officials add. Sudhakaran  is alloted prisoner number 3297.

7:30 pm

Yuthika Bhargava reports from New Delhi:

On the crisis in forming a government in Tamil Nadu, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says, "I think it's an internal issue of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu and I am sure in accordance with constitutional norms the governor will decide and decide very soon."

6:55 pm

S. Vijay Kumar reports:

Sources in Raj Bhavan confirm that Mr. Palaniswami will be meeting the Governor at 7.30 p.m. Mr. Panneerselvam is set to meet the Governor at 8.30 p.m.

6:50 pm

Edappadi Palaniswami and P. Jayakumar leave from Golden Bay resort.

6.40 pm

V.N. Sudhakaran surrenders before Bengaluru special court with sessions judge Ashwath Narayana rejecting his request to  surrender tomorrow.

6:30 pm

Bengaluru Central Prison is likely to allot prisoner number 3295 to Sasikala. Ilavarasi could be prisoner no 3296.

6.20 pm

Sasikala and Ilavarasi have been sent to jail after their surrender before sessions judge Ashwath Narayana at the Parappana Agrahara jail complex, Tamil news channels report. The third convict V. N. Sudhakaran too is to surrender before the special court as the judge has rejected his request to surrender tomorrow.  

5:50 pm

It is not fair for the Governor to delay the swearing-in of Edappadi Palaniswami as the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, says Rajya Sabha MP Navaneethakrishnan.

This delay is a big injustice to Tamil people, he adds.

On Mr. Dinakaran being made the de-facto chief of AIADMK, Mr. Navaneethakrishnan says, "Rich experience of TTV Dinakaran can be used to develop the party. It is the best choice.

5:40 pm

Minutes after Sasikala and Ilavarasi surrendered, vehicles with Tamil Nadu registration were attacked by some unidentified people, reports Vivek Narayanan.

An unidentified man attacks a vehicle with Tamil Nadu registration number at the Parappana Agrahara jail complex minutes after Sasikala and Ilavarasi surrendered in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

An unidentified man attacks a vehicle with Tamil Nadu registration number at the Parappana Agrahara jail complex minutes after Sasikala and Ilavarasi surrendered in Bengaluru on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

 

Sasikala's advocate's car was also attacked. Police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the attackers. A police investigation is on.

Sasikala was accompanied by her relatives and party functionaries from Chennai. She had to travel by road as the runway in Bengaluru airport was closed for carriers today due to the Aero Show.

A car with broken windows at the Parappana Agraharad jail complex in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

A car with broken windows at the Parappana Agraharad jail complex in Bengaluru on Wednesday.  

 

 

5:20 pm

Sasikala surrenders before a special court at Parappana Agrahara in Bengaluru. Co-convict J. Ilavarasi too surrenders. There are no immediate reports about the third convict and Jayalalithaa’s erstwhile foster son V.N. Sudhakaran.

4.30 pm

As Sasikala is on her way to Bengaluru, her husband M. Natarajan, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai and Karnataka AIADMK secretary V.  Pugazhendi have arrived at Parappana Agrahara.

AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala at Vellore on her way to Bengaluru on Wednesday.

AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala at Vellore on her way to Bengaluru on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

 

2.55 pm:

PTI reports: Sasikala and Mr. Palaniswami have been booked for alleged detention of AIADMK MLAs on a complaint from an MLA with the Panneerselvam camp.

Police personnel enter Golden Bay Resorts at Kuvathur on Wednesday.

Police personnel enter Golden Bay Resorts at Kuvathur on Wednesday. Photo: Sanjay Vijayakumar  

 

 

2.05 pm:

Based on a complaint filed by Madurai South MLA, Saravanan (who escaped from resort and now in Panneerselvam camp), police conducted an enquiry at Golden Bay Resort, says Inbadurai, Radhapuram MLA (Sasikala camp).

2.00 pm

Mutharasi, Superintendent of Police, Kancheepuram district goes inside Golden Bay Resort

1:50 pm

Court hall for Sasikala’s surrender shifted to central prison, reports PTI

The court hall where AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala is to surrender today has been shifted to the central jail at Parapppana Agrahara due to security reasons.

The Karnataka High Court Registrar accepted a request by Bengaluru City Police to shift the court hall in the city citing security and other considerations, official sources said.

1.48 pm

No Section 144 in place as claimed by his subordinates, says Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East)."Sufficient number of police have been deployed at the venue," he added.

1:30 pm

TTV Dinakaran reaches Golden Bay resort

He was appointed as party's Deputy General Secretary today.  Hopefully, Governor will be calling us by today evening, he says.

Perambalur MLA R. Thamizhselvan addressing the media at Golden Bay resort in Koovathur, near Chennai on Wednesday.

Perambalur MLA R. Thamizhselvan addressing the media at Golden Bay resort in Koovathur, near Chennai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: M. Karunakaran

 

1:15 pm

T.K. Rohit reports

Madhusudhanan says appointment of Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran as deputy general secretary is "illegal."

In an interview to The Hindu, Mr. Madhusudhanan said as per the AIADMK's party bye-laws set down by MGR, "only a person who has been a member of the party for five continuous years can hold any post in the party.”

Read more
 

1:05 pm

P. Sudhakar reports:

As the first sign of rebellion against the appointment of TTV Dinakaran as party's Deputy General Secretary, AIADMK Organising Secretary V. Karuppasamy Pandian quits.

Mr. Pandian says he has been forced to take the step as Mr. Dinakaran, who was removed from the party by Jayalalithaa, was made the Deputy General Secretary of the party.

He alleges Sasikala had transformed the party into their family property.

Mr. Pandian was made the Organising Secretary only three weeks back.

1:00 pm

 

Sasikala pays floral tributes to MGR statue at his memorial in Ramapuram. She sat in meditation state there for a minute.

 

 

12:42 pm

M.K. Stalin says the appointment of T.T.V. Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary is an intra-party affair of the AIADMK and that he has no comments. He also says the information that the DMK has convened a meeting of its MLAs this evening is also wrong.

He spoke to reporters after attending a function near Coimbatore.

12.36 pm

Section 144 will be in place in Parappana Agrahara limits today and tomorrow depending on crowd situation, says E Laxminarayan, Madivala ACP

12.22 pm

DMK working president M.K. Stalin says no instructions were given to DMK MLAs to come to Chennai.

12.20 pm

Media asked to move away from the Parappana Agrahara prison proximity. They are asked to remain 600 meters away.

12.05 pm

AIADMK presidium chairman K.A. Sengottaiyan says he is hopeful of the Governor's invite to Edappadi Palaniswami to form the government.

11.43 am

Sasikala proceeds to Jaya memorial

Before leaving for Bengaluru, Sasikala proceeds to the memorial  of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

AIADMK interim general secretary V.K.Sasikala left Veda Nilayam to surrender before trial court in Bengaluru.

Policemen keep vigil outside the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara, in Bengaluru.

Policemen keep vigil outside the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara, in Bengaluru.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

 

11:35 am

Preparations begin in Bengaluru

Media outside Parappana Agrahara Jail Bengaluru, awaiting Sasikala's arrival

Media wait outside Parappana Agrahara Jail Bengaluru, awaiting Sasikala's arrival after her conviction in the DA case.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Sasikala is expected to surrender at the Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru where she and Jayalalithaa were incarcerated in 2014 when they were convicted by a special court in the disproportionate assets case.

Security has been increased at the city civil court but not much outside Parappana jail. Police say that last time barricades were placed several hours before Jayalalitha's arrival. Slowly, Sasikala's supporters have started coming down. "We are checking with our cadres in Poes garden to see if she has started," says Kathir, a supporter in Bengaluru. Some of them will be going to the border to accompany her.

10:45 am

SC rejects Sasikala's plea

The Supreme Court refuses to entertain a plea of V K Sasikala seeking time to surrender for serving her jail term in the DA case. Sasikala wanted some time to surrender to manage her affairs before going to jail, says her advocate K T S Tulsi.  She was asked by the Supreme Court to surrender immediately. Read more

 

10:00 am

Deepak rushes to Poes Garden

Senior leaders rush to Poes Garden to meet V.K.Sasikala. Deepak Jayakumar, nephew of Jayalalithaa, also goes to Poes Garden. Former Ministers Valarmathi and Paranjothi join Deepak.

Sengottaiyan reaches golden Bay resort. ""We have majority. Expecting a call from the Governor", he says.

09:44 am

Dinakaran is Sasikala's deputy

Sasikala readmits T.T.V. Dinakaran and Venkatesan, her nephews, into the AIADMK. T.T.V. Dinakaran is appointed AIADMK deputy general secretary. Both of them were expelled from the party by Jayalalithaa in 2011.

According to party sources, the deputy general secretary will enjoy the powers of the general secretary of the party.

 

09:33 am 

Waiting for Governor's call

Sathyanarayanan, T. Nagar MLA too joins the "we are free" chorus at Koovathur resort!.

Elambai Tamilselvan, Perambalur MLA, says 125 MLAs are at Golden Bay resort. "We are free. Will vacate the resort once the Governor calls us", he said.

Sevvoor S.Ramachandran, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, says he is safe and free at Golden Bay Resorts.  He denied rumours that he tried to escape from resort.

 

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