People have chosen MNM as alternative to AIADMK, DMK: Kamal (video)

Asked about follow-up on his meetings with TMC leaders Mamata Banerjee and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, Kamal Haasan said things could happen and “coagulate”. Continue Reading

Tall promises

In their manifestos for the Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK and DMK have made identical and tall promises, including release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts, scrapping of NEET, steps to increase employment and to eliminate poverty. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Just 3 women candidates fielded by DMK, AIADMK 

Political observer Krishnan feels that voters still equate leadership with masculinity and approach women candidates warily, giving them scant respect. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Sons, daughters of top leaders figure in candidates lists of DMK, AIADMK

The DMK leads the pack in encouraging family interests, as at least six of its 20 contestants for the parliamentary elections are kin of its stalwarts. And, all three constituencies in Chennai have been given to these powerful progeny. Continue Reading

Parrikar, the chowkidar

With the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, not just the coastal State, but the whole of India has lost a leader for whom country came first always. Parrikar set an example for fellow politicians, both in his life and death. Continue Reading

DMK list of candidates out, Kanimozhi to contest from Thoothukudi

The DMK, which would be contesting in 20 of the 39 seats in the polls, has nominated late leader M Karunandihi’s daughter and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi for the Thoothukudi seat. Continue Reading

Captain will tour TN and address voters: DMDK deputy secy Sudhish

“DMDK has been an integral part of Tamilnadu politics. Having stitched a strong alliance for Lok Sabha polls this time, we are going all guns blazing. Our president, Captain Vijayakanth will make a whirlwind tour across the State and address cadres,” says DMDK deputy secretary L K Sudhish. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Ex-MP Ganeshamurthi is MDMK candidate for Erode seat

The MDMK, a partner in the DMK-led Social Progressive Alliance in Tamilnadu, for the 18 April Lok Sabha elections, today announced that former MP A Ganeshamurthi will contest from the Erode constituency it has been allotted. Continue Reading