February 12, 4 pm top stories: Advantage Panneerselvam in AIADMK crisis, India’s newest airline Zoom Air launched, “Modi-Modi” slogans at Rahul Gandhi’s road show

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New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2017 4:00:48 PM

Three more Lok Sabha AIADMK members on Sunday extended support to acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. This has weakened the earlier unified clout the party enjoyed in the Lok Sabha as the third largest group in the house.

O Panneerselvam, sasikala, tamil nadu CM, jayalalithaa death, new CM, police help sasikala, sasikala supportersPannerselvam along with his close confidante’s made the first signature at his residence today. (PTI)

Advantage Panneerselvam in AIADMK crisis

Three more Lok Sabha AIADMK members on Sunday extended support to acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. This has weakened the earlier unified clout the party enjoyed in the Lok Sabha as the third largest group in the house. R.P. Marutharajaa (Perambalur), B. Senguttuvan (Vellore) and Jayasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin) visited Panneerselvam at his residence here. “We expect six more MLAs to join us,” an AIADMK leader told IANS preferring anonymity. With three MPs expressing their support to Panneerselvam, the total number of Lok Sabha members in Pannerselvam’s camp has gone up to seven. A Rajya Sabha member is also backing the Chief Minister. The AIADMK has 37 members in Lok Sabha. Until recently, all of them were with AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala. On Saturday, four Lok Sabha members – V. Sathyabama (Tirupur), K. Ashok Kumar (Krishnagiri), P.R. Sundaram (Namakkal) and R. Vanaroja (Thiruvannamalai) – joined the Panneerselvam camp.

India’s newest airline Zoom Air launched

Zoom Air, India’s newest full-service airline launched its first flight today, on February 12, from Delhi to Durgapur. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju flagged off the airline’s inaugural flight. In the initial stages, the commuter airline will be operation in many Indian capitals, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Zoom Air is based in Gurgaon and is promoted by Zexus Air Services, a firm based in Delhi. Zoom Air’s operations are with Bombardier CR-J200 LR series twin-engine jet aircraft. These aircraft have been used by Club One Air in India, but that is a charter airline. The airline will be a full service, as it will also provide meals on board.

“Modi-Modi” slogans at Rahul Gandhi’s road show

Some of the locales in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar started chanting “Modi-Modi” slogans in Rahul Gandhi road show election campaign event on Sunday. They also posted BJP flags at Rahul Gandhi’s event. Rahul had started a 75 -km long yatra for Uttarakhand poll campaign.

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