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

2019 general elections: For AIADMK and DMK, enemy’s friend is first enemy

The adage ‘Enemy’s enemy is a friend’ appears to be passé, at least in the Tamilnadu political arena. With Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, the two major players – AIADMK and DMK – have decided to follow a new strategy –  ‘Enemy’s friend is your first enemy’. 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

2019 elections: DMDK to issue applications for all 40 parliamentary seats

With the AIADMK-DMDK alliance stuck in a tug of war,  the Vijayakanth-led party has announced that it will start issuing application forms for all 40 seats from 24 February for candidates who wish to contest in the general elections. It signals that the party is ready to face the general elections alone. Continue Reading

No political motive in meeting Vijayakanth, says Rajinikanth

“Vijayakanth is in good health now and I pray to God to always grant him good health,” said Rajinikanth and refused to take any questions from the media. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Alliances still being stitched together in Tamilnadu

Today was yet another day of hectic parleys and brainstorming sessions in the political camps of Tamilnadu, in view of the Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

BJP president Amit Shah cancels trip to Chennai, returns to New Delhi

According to early reports, it was said Amit Shah would be visiting the Tamilnadu capital city today to wrap up the seat-sharing deal with the AIADMK for the 2019 general elections.  Continue Reading

2019 LS elections: BJP, Cong demand more seats from AIADMK, DMK

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress may be the big bosses of Indian politics. But, when it comes to Tamilnadu, they are always left at the mercy of regional Dravidian giants – the AIADMK and DMK. Continue Reading

Friends, foes & fear

With just a few months left for the general elections, it’s action time among political parties. From devising strategies, discussing alliances and developing manifestos, they are on their toes. They never leave any opportunity to deflate their opponents. Watch is their word. Continue Reading