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

Heirline fracture

The candidates lists, released so far by almost all parties in Tamilnadu, have names of kin of top leaders. While the DMK has fielded a whopping number of six heirs (out of its 20 contestants), the AIADMK has pitted four wards of its seniors. 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

Boom time for bloomers

Politics, the last resort of scoundrels, is not just a notorious arena of foulplay but is also a fertile ground for foul-ups all along, all over. The prevailing pollscape promises to be a pleasant season for bloomers to bloom, with party leaders stumbling and fumbling their way through the dust and din of the hustings. Continue Reading

Election related cases will be heard only by Madras HC: Chief Justice

The Chief Justice of Madras High Court Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani has said all cases related to the 2019 general elections and the by-elections to the 18 constituencies should be filed only in the Madras High Court in Chennai and not in any other court. Continue Reading

Modi should become PM once again: S M Krishna

“I believe in the principle that Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of this country once again is inevitable,” said S M Krishna, former Karnataka Chief Minister, yesterday. Continue Reading

Lakshman rekha

The Election Commission of India announced Sunday that Lok Sabha polls 2019 will be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May. With the announcement of dates, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into force and lays down a list of dos and don’ts for the political parties, candidates and their supporters. Continue Reading

DMK begins interview of candidates who had applied to contest by-polls

The DMK has started interviewing those who had submitted applications to contest in the 21 Assembly constituencies that have fallen vacant following a court verdict. Continue Reading

Allies and all lies

In tune with the flavour of the season, it is 20:20. The DMK and AIADMK have, by some arithmetic coincidence, decided to keep these many seats for themselves while ceding the other 20 in their kitty to the allies. Continue Reading

DMDK cadres protest near Durai Murugan’s house

Angry DMDK cadres attempt to lay siege to DMK treasurer Durai Murugan’s house in Katpadi today as a sign of protest against his comments which they alleged insulted their party and its deputy secretary L K Sudhish. Continue Reading