Alliance partners not of much help in TN by-poll to 4 seats

Like how the IPL final witnessed a big fight between two strong teams – Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians – the 19 May by-election to four Assembly seats in the State is seeing a straight battle between the two big parties in Tamilnadu – the ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition, DMK. Continue Reading

Fort St George falls silent due to polls, Model Code of Conduct

The Secretariat, which usually buzzes with activity, has mostly become a quiet spot ever since the election Model Code of Conduct came into effect 10 March. Continue Reading

AMMK will win all 22 seats in by-poll, vote out TN govt: Tamilselvan

Exuding confidence that the AMMK will win all the 22 Assembly seats in the by-polls, Thanga Tamilselvan said they would vote against the AIADMK government in the House. Continue Reading

CEO Sahoo explains why re-polling is being conducted in TN

Addressing mediapersons today at the Secretariat, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said re-polling was needed as the presiding officers in 46 polling booths in 13 districts forgot to either clear the votes polled in the EVMs during the mock poll immediately preceding the actual polling or the entry in the VVPAT or both. Continue Reading

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

Seeking DMK support is only practical, explains AMMK leader

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam propaganda secretary Thanga Tamilselvan has blamed the media for twisting his statement that the AMMK would take the help of the DMK to topple the AIADMK government, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Continue Reading

Supreme Court orders stay on notice to 3 rebel AIADMK MLAs

An interim stay has been ordered by the Supreme Court on the disqualification notice issued to three AIADMK MLAs by Tamilnadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu parties planning horse-trading post 23 May?

While the AIADMK is keen to retain power, the Opposition DMK is determined to make a comeback at Fort St George after the results of by-elections in 22 constituencies are announced 23 May. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Will Kamal’s MNM prove to be the X factor?

Kamal projected himself as an alternative to both the Dravidian parties. He made a whirlwind tour of the State and addressed several meetings. He was aggressive and left no stone unturned in using social media, television and print median campaigns. Continue Reading

Perambur witnesses Assembly by-poll too

Voter turnout was visibly less in the North Chennai Lok Sabha constituency which also has Perambur, the only Assembly constituency facing by-election in the city. NT’s ground survey on the candidates of choice among voters revealed that established political parties enjoyed the people’s support once again Continue Reading