TN under symptahy wave as top leader goes to jail
Shivani Gaurav Chaturvedi | September 28, 2014
Jayalalithaa’s close-aid Navaneethakrishnan, an AIADMK MP and former advocate general, told Governance Now over phone from Bangalore: “We are moving the Karnataka high court vacation bench tomorrow (Monday) morning and file for bail. We hope to get date of hearing as Tuesday.”
Reports from the ground suggest that the sympathy wave is building up for Jayalalithaa in most places in Tamil Nadu. Jayalalithaa’s conviction in the disproportionate wealth case has made the common man react largely on emotions rather than on logic. Many people here think the verdict is too harsh, while others allege that the judgment was on purpose kept for Saturday so that Jayalalithaa could not approach the high court for bail immediately.
Of course, there cannot be a logical clue to an emotional phenomenon like sympathy wave. And if the sympathy factor works, the AIADMK will gain dramatically in the 2016 assembly elections. At the same time the party cadres are quite optimistic that their leader will get bail and she will bounce back. Fearing this sympathy factor, the opposition is now busy drafting its strategy for the assembly polls.
However, a lot will now depend on whether Jayalalithaa gets bail or not.
Post-demonetisation, cash did the Houdini vanishing trick at ATMs. With currency notes playing hide and seek, life was sheer misery. Things improved a bit, but the situation is back to square one. The ATMs are running dry, yet again. Rajiv Bajaj, scion of the family that makes hugely popular
Tribals in the land of the legendary Birsa Munda in Jharkhand are fighting against the amendments of the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (CNTA) and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act (SPTA). These were hastily changed by the BJP government – first by an ordinance in June, and then, amendments i
Recommendations by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) cannot be set aside with impunity merely on the ground that it is a recommendatory body,” said justice Dalveer Bhandari, member, international court of justice. Addressing the meet
The Panchpatmali bauxite mines of national aluminum company limited (NALCO) has been conferred with a 5-star rating by the ministry of mines. The 5-star rating award, along with a certificate of excellence was handed over to Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD,
It is a fact that some of the opencast projects (OCP) of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, are not being utilised up to their full capacity despite having good potential for coal production, the Lok Sabha was informed. Union minister Piyush Goyal said tha
In Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the average persondays generated at the national level is 39 days per rural household in the financial year (FY) 2016-17 (as on February 1, 2017). During the same period, 21 states have reported average persondays per household lower t