2019 elections: EPS emerges tall with ties, getting support for Assembly seats

By allotting eight seats (seven Lok Sabha and one Rajya Sabha) to the Pattali Makkal Katchi and convincing the BJP, the country’s ruling party, to settle for five, Palaniswami has made a smart move. But, the most sharp and suave strategy lies in getting the support of the PMK and BJP for AIADMK candidates in the by-election to be held to 21 Assembly constituencies in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

2019 elections: BJP stitches strong alliance to counter Mahagatbandhan

With just a few weeks to go for the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is slowly stitching together alliances in every State. With so much written about Congress’ attempt to come out with a grand alliance (Mahagatbandhan) in the recent past, the BJP, led by Amit Shah, is proving political pundits wrong with its recent actions. Continue Reading

Advantage AIADMK: TN’s ruling party emerges winner in first round

On Tuesday, Jayalalithaa’s successors – Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (AIADMK’s joint coordinator) and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam (party coordinator) – finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the BJP and PMK for the Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK holds talks with Vasan’s TMC for alliance

According to reports, the general secretary of TMC, Vidiyal Sekar, earlier met State Minister Thangamani to hold discussions about a possible tie-up with the Dravidian major. Continue Reading

Alliance arithmetic

At last, the cat is out of the bag with the Dravidian giants of Tamilnadu – the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the main Opposition, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam – finalising their alliance deal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading