2019 general elections: Brisk polling in Tamilnadu braving heat

About 65 per cent of the total 5.84 crore electorate had exercised their franchise till this evening as the single phase polling for 38 Lok Sabha constituencies and by-election to 18 Assembly seats began in Tamilnadu at 7 am 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

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

2019 parliamentary elections: AIADMK manifesto at a glance

The AIADMK promised today a slew of measures in its manifesto, including a national poverty eradication initiative that will be named after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Continue Reading

We’re confident of huge victory in 2019 general elections, says Palaniswami

Addressing reporters after inaugurating a slew of welfare measures in Salem, Palaniswami said, “Talks are still on with the DMDK to forge a strong coalition. We are confident of a huge victory in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.” 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

2019 general elections: AIADMK gives BJP five seats to contest from

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AIADMK have successfully concluded their alliance talks this evening. The BJP would be given 5 seats among the 33 available in Tamilnadu and Puducherry constituencies after the PMK was allotted seven seats. Continue Reading