Post-poll pangs

I am writing this to inform you all, loyal readers, that I won’t be writing this week. There are many reasons for me to skip my regular column, some personal but mostly political. Continue Reading

AIADMK complains against Dayanidhi Maran

AIADMK today filed a complaint with Election Commission (EC) alleging that Central Chennai DMK candidate Dayanidhi Maran violated model code of conduct after casting his vote by addressing mediapersons urging people to vote for change today. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Modi in Theni, promises to create new India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition today, saying the DMK, Congress and their “mahamilavati” friends cannot accept strides India has made and, therefore, were “unhappy” with him. Continue Reading

CM Palaniswami says he will order probe into Karunanidhi’s death

While DMK president M K Stalin has been harping that his party would commence a probe into the reason behind the death of Jayalalithaa, now, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami alleged Karunanidhi was kept under ‘house arrest’ for two years and added that the AIADMK government will launch a probe into it. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Modi to address election rally in Kovai this evening

Modi will be making another visit to the State 13 April to participate in an election rally and seek votes for AIADMK candidate P Ravindranath, who is also the son of Panneerselvam. Continue Reading

Election Commission takes tough stand on money seizure in TN

On the second day of their stay in the city, the team of ECI officials comprising Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa, Director General (Expenditure) Dilip Sharma and Deputy Election Commissioners Dhirendhra Ojha and Sandeep Saxena, today met Income-Tax officials and election observers. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Big battle between BJP and Cong in TN

As the Lok Sabha elections assume the contours of a straight fight between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Minister’s job, the constituencies in which the two national parties, the BJP and Congress, are contesting in Tamilnadu for the 18 April polls are drawing special attention. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Tamilnadu parties swamp EC officials with complaints

Representatives from all registered parties took part in the meeting, which also saw the participation of Director General (Expenditure) Dilip Sharma, and Deputy Election Commissioners Dhirendhra Ojha and Sandeep Saxena. Continue Reading

Indian Poll League (IPL) is full of fun & frolic 

Lok Sabha polls are around the corner. Campaigning has hit fever pitch. Simultaneously, there is Indian Premier League (IPL) happening on a different pitch, where the most popular cricketers are in action. Would it not be appropriate to call this election as Indian Poll League (IPL)? Why not, as there are quite a lot of similarities between the two.  Continue Reading

Nilgiris constituency: DMK, AIADMK fight to win Queen’s heart

AIADMK’s C Gopalakrishnan is the incumbent MP of the constituency. However, this time, the AIADMK has fielded M Thiagarajan against DMK’s A Raja who lost the polls in 2014. Continue Reading