2019 general elections: For AIADMK and DMK, enemy’s friend is first enemy

The adage ‘Enemy’s enemy is a friend’ appears to be passé, at least in the Tamilnadu political arena. With Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, the two major players – AIADMK and DMK – have decided to follow a new strategy –  ‘Enemy’s friend is your first enemy’. Continue Reading

Pollachi case: How and why sex scandal snowballed into political row

Beyond doubt, the Pollachi case is the most shocking and shameful sex scandal of recent times. But, it snowballing into a political row all of a sudden, that too weeks after the accused were arrested, has a loaded agenda behind it, especially with the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, it is felt. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK, DMK to woo voters with promises

In the absence of Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa, their parties — the DMK and AIADMK — are gearing up to face their first major test in the form of Lok Sabha elections and are paying extra attention to manifestos. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: TN leaders have to rush through entire process

With the Election Commission announcing Sunday that Tamilnadu will have single-phase polling (for 39 Lok Sabha seats and 18 Assembly constituencies), leaders are left with very little time considering the huge tasks before them. Continue Reading

Sheroes of TN politics: Women who hog limelight ahead of LS polls

They may address ‘thaaimaargale…’ first in public meetings. But, when it comes to hardcore politics, men continue to dominate in Tamilnadu, though there were a few exceptions like Jayalalithaa. With her demise shattering the hopes of wannabe women politicos in the State, the upcoming Lok Sabha elections have brought to the fore a bunch of female politicians. These women are there in the political field for a while, but their presence is now felt in a never before way, in the run-up to the Parliamentary polls. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Stalin’s 20-20 team & Indian Political League

By keeping 20 seats for itself, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has shared an equal number of constituencies among its allies – Congress (10), VCK (2), CPI (2), CPI-M (2), MDMK (1), IUML (1), KMDK (1) and IJK (1). Continue Reading

2019 polls: AIADMK gives 1 seat to PT; IJK offers support to DMK

After a break, alliance activities for Lok Sabha elections reached a high in Tamilnadu today, with the ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK speeding up talks and seat sharing agreements with partners. Continue Reading

India-Pak tension & DMDK’s demands put spanner in alliance announcements

The alliance express of Tamilnadu, which took off on top gear more than a week ago with AIADMK and DMK signing pacts with partners, faced a sudden halt because of two reasons- tension in India-Pakistan border and the indecisiveness of Vijayakanth’s DMDK. Continue Reading

Abhinandan must be treated like prisoner, not PoW, says army veteran

With the whole country waiting for his safe return and with multiple theories doing the rounds about his release, News Today spoke to a retired Army official to know what is the way forward. Continue Reading