Issues, many-‘pest’os, cam‘pain’s

As in every election, the current one too is replete with issues. Even a cursory glance at the pollscape will show many issues frantically scurrying about. Issues can figure but how can they run and walk around? Confused? Continue Reading

2019 by-elections: AIADMK changes Periyakulam candidate

In a surprise move, the AIADMK candidate for Periyakulam (Reserve), Murugan, has been replaced by M Mayilvel. It is one of the 18 constituencies going to polls in the by-elections to the Assembly on 18 April. Continue Reading

When Chowkidar Modi tried to copy Sivakumar & Suriya

A group of young boys near my place were glued to their phones last evening. They were busy Googling to find what ‘Chowkidar’ means. As I reached home after a tiring day’s work, my mom gave me a puzzled look and asked me why there is a huge hype over Chowkidar? Continue Reading

DMK corrects manifesto to include loan waiver for all farmers

Announcing a correction to it today, a press release from the party here said in deference to the wishes expressed by farmers and accepting the request of alliance party leaders, the DMK promised that the crop loans of all farmers would be completely waived. Continue Reading

Panneerselvam kicks off campaign by canvassing for son at Theni

AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam began his campaign today in a special way – canvassing for his son P Ravindra Kumar who is contesting from Theni parliamentary constituency Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK continues talks with DMDK

A day after Superstar Rajinikanth and DMK president M K Stalin headed towards Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief Vijayakanth’s house to meet him to ‘enquire about his health’, the ruling AIADMK today said alliance talks are continuing with the DMDK. Continue Reading

Work for success of alliance, say OPS-EPS ahead of Jaya birth anniversary

In a joint letter to the cadres, the duo has said they are following in the footsteps of Jayalalithaa and continuing her unfinished work. Continue Reading

Kaala vote-u Kazhagathirkae, says poem in AIADMK organ ‘Namadhu Amma’

Amidst the interesting developments ahead of the 2019 general elections, AIADMK’s mouthpiece Namadhu Amma has published a poem ‘Kaala vote-u Kazhagathirkae’, interpreting Rajinikanth’s statement as supporting their party. Continue Reading

As Makkal Needhi Maiam turns 1, Kamal Haasan decides to go it alone

A sizeable vote share for Kamal this Lok Sabha polls would make him a game-changer and his stakes would go up in the Assembly elections. But everything depends on how he takes his campaign forward, say political observers. Continue Reading

No need to discuss alliance now, says MNM founder Kamal Haasan

Speaking to reporters here this morning, he refused to answer a question on alliance. He said there was no necessity or hurry to discuss alliance matters. But, he said, he could say that the party will be contesting the elections. Continue Reading