2019 general elections: Polling smooth but moderate in phase-3

The third phase is crucial as it will decide the fate of the heads of the BJP and Congress — Shah, who replaced L K Advani as party nominee from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, and Rahul Gandhi, contesting from Wayanad in Kerala besides his traditional Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 13 States, 2 Union territories vote today

Today’s election is the third in the seven-phase schedule. Totally, 117 constituencies are going to polls today. There are more than a 1,000 contestants for these seats. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Prime Minister Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad

The Prime Minister first called on his mother Heeraben Modi at Gandhi Nagar and sought her blessings before proceeding to the Ahmedabad booth. Continue Reading

2019 elections: 3 more suspended for entering Madurai strong room

AMMK’s propaganda secretary Thanga Tamilselvan said today he would appeal to the Election Commission to allow agents of all parties to be present at night in the places where the EVMs are stored.  Continue Reading

The Narendra Modi effect

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, say all pundits, will get “easily” re-elected. Maybe he will. But even if he does not – as easily or even not at all – he has earned a special place in the history books through the dint of his work, his personality and his breathtaking, almost-anointed, arrival on the world stage. Continue Reading

Post-poll pangs

I am writing this to inform you all, loyal readers, that I won’t be writing this week. There are many reasons for me to skip my regular column, some personal but mostly political. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Sivakarthikeyan narrowly misses voting

While many actors and actresses cast their vote in the 2019 general elections this morning, there were some who missed the photo op. That is because their names were missing in the voters list. Continue Reading

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: Rajinikanth skips shooting, in Chennai for voting

Rajinikanth was away from the city, shooting for his latest flick Darbar that is being shot in Mumbai. He returned to the city last night to be in time to vote for the 2019 phase-2 elections being conducted in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Technical glitches dampen polling mood

Phase-2 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections began 7 am across the city. Voters arrived at the polling booths ahead of the time at Chennai South constituency to cast their votes. Apart from technical glitches which delayed the voting process at a few places, the process turned out to be incident-free. Continue Reading