• UN honours Mamata Banerjee with highest public service award
  • UP board first to make answer sheets of toppers public
  • India-born professor named Dean of MIT School of Engineering
  • Modi to be 1st international leader to dine in WH with Trump
  • India’s Srikanth enters his 3rd straight Superseries final
  • Saudi Arabia makes 13 demands to Qatar for ending blockade
  • Rajinikanth has committed financial fraud: Swamy
  • Flier in wheelchair caught smuggling gold at Mumbai Airport
  • Online rummy to be banned in Telangana
  • Centre downgrades security of 40 ex-bureaucrats, politicians

Thambidurai, Jayakumar call on Governor

Covai Post Network
Image credit : Illustrative image

Chennai: Alongside the intense discussions for alignment between the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami-led camp and the former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam-led one continued, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and Finance Minister D Jayakumar today separately called on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, paving way for political speculations.

But the two claimed that no politics was discussed. Thambidurai told mediapersons that it was a ‘friendly courtesy call’. “I have known him right from the time he was an Member of Parliament and we share a good rapport. Since I came to know he was in town, I came to meet him,” he said.

Jayakumar said there was no political interest in the meeting and it was linked to the appointment of Vice-Chancellors to the universities that comes under his Fisheries Ministry.

Asked whether a team has been formed by AIADMK Amma group to hold talks with the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma group headed by Panneerselvam, he said discussions were happening and ‘we will hold talks on the date OPS suggests’.

He denied that the decision to sideline general secretary VK Sasikala and deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran was because of the pressure from the Panneerselvam faction. OPS had claimed yesterday that the decision to remove Sasikala and Dinakaran from the party was his first victory in the ‘dharma yuddham’.

“Even I can claim that American President Donald Trump won because of me, but we all know that is not the truth. In a democratic country like ours anyone can voice their opinion. The decision to sideline (Sasikala family) was made keeping the future of the party in mind,” he added.

Meanwhile, Panneerselvam today held discussions with his supporters at his Greenways Road residence reportedly to form a team to hold talks with the other faction. The Chief Minister too had talks with seniors in his team, it is learnt.

Comments 3
Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I'm trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. [Hal] - May 08, 2017
Great post, thanks for the read. [Logan Stumb] - May 29, 2017
I love reading an article that can make people think. Also, thank you for permitting me to comment! [Leisha Bellemy] - May 31, 2017


How many peacocks does it take for one to prosper?
May 05, 2017

Along with the pet roosters, our day dawns with the screaming of the peacocks residing in our backyard. Our national bird, which was once a rare sight.......

Read More


Yoga for cervical problems – I
May 05, 2017

A gift of excessive dependance on mobile phones and computers coupled with bad posture is problems of the cervical. In earlier articles we have discussed the three major nadis regu...

Read More


8 Smart Ways to Eat Healthy During Office Hours
May 05, 2017

A regular 9-to-5 desk job, sitting all day in an air-conditioned cabin, is what majorly constitutes an office for most of us. Office life can often get hectic,......

Read More