Women power in Parliament: 78 elected to Lower House

A closer look at the numbers reveals that 716 women candidates contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, of which, 78 were elected against the 62 in 2014. Continue Reading

Modi Cabinet: Who will be included in it from Tamilnadu?

At the same time, while confirming that a ministerial berth will be offered to the AIADMK by the BJP, sources also said the party’s Rajya Sabha MP, Vaithilingam, would be given a place in the Central Cabinet. Continue Reading

Congress defeat is just a slip, says TNCC president K S Alagiri

Talking about the Congress allies sweep in Tamilnadu and Kerala, he said the party would carry with it such allies and discuss the policies that brought them victory in these two States to replicate it at the national level to bounce back. Continue Reading

EPS, OPS and Raveendranath leave for Delhi BJP allies meeting

With only one contestant from the AIADMK alliance winning in the general elections from Tamilnadu,  speculation is rife that the MP will find a place in the Central Cabinet to be formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shortly. Continue Reading

Victorious DMK leaders take out procession to Karunanidhi memorial

Some of the prominent winners – Kanimozhi in Thoothukudi, T R Baalu in Sriperumbudur, A Raja in the Nilgiris and Dayanidhi Maran in Chennai Central – joined their leader M K Stalin to pay homage to Karunanidhi at his memorial.  Continue Reading

Modi’s DNA

Modi the politician and Modi the Prime Minister are but just minor manifestations of Modi, the mighty man. In these days of celluloid super heroes, India appears to have found an invincible one in flesh and blood. Not just elections and not just politics, India’s present story is the story of Modi, a story that is unfolding as an unbelievable history. Continue Reading

Leaders react differently to 2019 general elections results

Leaders from various political parties extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to rule the country for the second consecutive term. Also, leaders reacted to the by-poll results in the State, where the ruling AIADMK won nine seats and DMK, 13. Continue Reading

When is Modi’s swearing in as Prime Minister for second term?

While earlier reports stated that the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for the second consecutive term would be held Sunday (26 May) itself, sources now say it will take place 30 May. The reason, they state, is the decision to invite world leaders, including United States President Donald Trump. Continue Reading

BJP’s victory is not Tamil people’s mandate, says MNM chief Kamal

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give equal importance to Tamilnadu as he would to States where the BJP had won. He was speaking at a post-poll result press conference today at his Alwarpet residence here. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMK-led alliance picks up 39 seats in TN, Pondy

The DMK-led alliance, which was stitched together by its party president M K Stalin, stopped the juggernaut of the BJP in the south and would be the third largest party in Parliament. Continue Reading