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

2019 polls: ECR residents put up banners that their votes aren’t for sale

At the entrance of Hanuman Colony Main Road, Injambakkam, two banners put up by the residents in Tamil reads – our voters are not for sale. It warns candidates during election campaign to refrain from offering money or gifts in return for their votes. Continue Reading

Despite EC, I-T checks, parties find ways to transport, distribute cash

Currency notes bundled inside gunny bags found by Income-Tax officials in a godown linked to a former minister, cash gold and other valuables being seized by flying squads of the Election Commission on a daily basis, ‘fuel coupons’ (which can be exchanged for petrol or diesel at oil outlets) given to party workers spotted by poll officers. Continue Reading

VVPAT slips: SC grants one week to Opposition for filing reply

The Supreme Court today asked 21 Opposition leaders to file within a week their reply on the Election Commission’s affidavit on their plea regarding voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips in Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

Madras HC dismisses plea against Stalin

A petition filed by AIADMK spokesperson R Babu Murugavel seeking a direction to the Election Commission to restrain DMK president M K Stalin as well as other parties from making speeches associating Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami with the 2017 Kodanadu issue was dismissed by the Madras High Court today. Continue Reading

I-T unearths big money in Vellore; Seizure linked to Durai Murugan

“The massive money was kept to bribe voters. The plan was to hand over the cash to representatives of each constituency and then distribute it to the voters. The raid is headed by officials from Delhi.” Continue Reading

Know your constituency: Can AIADMK retain Madurai?

The Madurai Lok Sabha constituency comprises of the Madurai North, Madurai West, Madurai Central, Madurai East, Madurai South and Melur Assembly constituencies. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Rahul refused to forge alliance with us, says Kejriwal

Talking to reporters at Visakhapatnam airport here, the AAP leader said he had met Rahul recently and the Congress leader had refused to ‘join hands with the AAP’. Continue Reading

21 doctors in fray in TN for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Tamilnadu has a name for itself in mixing cinema with politics. In a new trend, the parties are mixing medicine with politics: Yes, 21 doctors are contesting the coming general elections. Continue Reading