AIADMK: Old enemy, new foe and some friends

“There will be no problem if we win more than eight seats (in the by-elections to 22 Assembly constituencies) and we are almost sure about posting victory in at least 10 places. But, still, we are ready for the worst case scenario,” says an AIADMK insider. Continue Reading

2019 elections: What will happen in Tamilnadu politics after 23 May?

The continuance of the AIADMK government, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, which is already surviving on a wafer-thin majority, will be decided 23 May. In the 234-member House, Palaniswami needs the support of at least 118 MLAs for a simple majority. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Who will get the women’s votes in Tamilnadu?

With just 12 days left for the elections, time is running out for the serious political parties to come up with a strategy to garner the votes of the women of the State. For that is a vote that will count the most in the final reckoning. 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

TTV’s track record from ‘Two Leaves’ to ‘Hat’ to ‘Cooker’ to ‘Gift Pack’

His fight for a symbol began in 2017 after the AIADMK splintered subsequent to the incarceration of his aunt V K Sasikala, which followed the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Continue Reading

Beyond his symbol, Dhinakaran is a man to watch

Whatever the symbol be, given his track record, Dhinakaran would popularise it all over Tamilnadu. And therein rests the catch: It could affect the prospects of the AIADMK-led alliance. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Docs, engineers, MBAs, entrepreneurs are candidates in TN

While a popular adage says ‘politics is the last resort of scoundrels’, the candidates lists of the AIADMK, DMK, AMMK, PMK, DMDK, BJP and MNM for the Lok Sabha elections suggest it has also become the first resort of professionals. Continue Reading