Moderate polling in Lok Sabha election amid tight security in Vellore

The elections witness a three-cornered contest, though the main fight will be between the AIADMK and DMK. The third nominee in the fray is Deepalakshmi of Naam Thamizhar Katchi of actor-director Seeman. Counting of votes would be taken up 9 August. Continue Reading

Actor-politician Ritheesh dies of cardiac arrest at Ramanathapuram

A former DMK MP, he recently joined the AIADMK. Today, he campaigned for Ramanathapuram BJP candidate Nainar Nagendran and returned home in the afternoon. He developed uneasiness and swooned in his house. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Mathematical analysis gives DMK advantage in TN

This is a purely mathematical exercise without venturing into forecasts or merits and demerits of parties and candidates. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Vijayakanth releases video, says he will join campaign soon

Today, appearing in a video, Vijayakanth said he was doing well and that he would undertake electioneering soon on the advice of his doctors. Continue Reading

Confusion prevails over Modi’s election campaign in Tamilnadu

One report stated Modi will campaign in Coimbatore 12 April and in Theni, 13 April. However, another report said Modi will visit Tamilnadu 8, 15 and 16 April and campaign in Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, Theni and Salem. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Premalatha to campaign for 21 days

DMDK treasurer Premalatha, and wife of the party’s founder Vijayakanth, is preparing for intense canvassing from 27 March to 16 April for candidates of the AIADMK alliance. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK names six sitting MPs in its list of contestants

After holding crucial discussions and making last-minute changes, Dravidian major AIADMK yesterday announced the candidates list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list contains many prominent names and some new faces as well. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMDK’s Premalatha says candidates list will be announced today

The DMDK has been allotted four seats in the parliamentary elections and it has pledged support to the AIADMK for the by-elections to the Assembly that are being held along with the general elections 18 April.  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

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