Election Commission bribery case

Bharatiya Janata Party pressing for merger with an eye on 2019 elections


The BJP at the Centre wants a united AIADMK to ally with in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, revealed AIADMK sources. That is why the national party is keen on the merger of the feuding factions, they added.

However, state BJP unit vice president Vanathi Srinivasan termed the interest taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue as a ‘fatherly’ one.

AIADMK sources said that if the factions did not merge, the BJP might have to ally with the ruling camp of AIADMK (Amma).

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Election Commission bribery case: Court to consider charge sheet on July 25

TTV Dinakaran

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry listed the case for July 25 to check whether the documents filed along with the charge sheet were complete.

It also extended till that day the judicial custody of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who was charge sheeted by the police on July 14 and was today brought to the court from jail following a production warrant.

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No truck with Dinakaran: D Jayakumar

Finance Minister D Jayakumar

Reacting to Dinakaran’s assertion that he will continue party work, Jayakumar said it was the party's unanimous view to hold on to its stand of having no dealings with Dinakaran, party general secretary VK Sasikala and their associates.

He said top party functionaries and ministers started deliberations following Dinakaran’s assertion on June 3 that he will continue party work.

"We are firm, and we are clear," the minister told reporters here. "We have no truck with him, we are not dependent on him."

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TTV Dinakaran custody extended till May 29 in Election Commission bribery case

TTV Dinakaran

AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dinakaran on Monday sought in a special court the copy of a CD, which allegedly has audio recordings of phone conversations between him and a co-accused in the Election Commission bribery case.

Meanwhile, the court extended the judicial custody of Dinakaran, his close aide Mallikarjuna and alleged hawala operator Nathu Singh, who were produced from jail through video conferencing, till May 29. 

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Delhi team raids houses of TTV Dinakaran’s aides

TTV Dinakaran

Intensifying its probe in the Election Commission bribery case against AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, the Delhi crime branch team conducted searches on three premises owned by his three close associates at Adambakkam, Tiruverkadu and Mangadu.

Sources told Media that the team, after night-long interrogation of Dinakaran, left him in custody of other officials at Rajaji Bhavan and conducted searches on three places in and around the city.

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