2019 elections: Is consolidation of Hindu votes a threat for DMK?

“First of all, the DMK combine cannot call itself a secular alliance when it has parties like the Muslim League and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi in its fold. And in the name of minority appeasement, they are ridiculing the faith of Hindus.” Continue Reading

2019 elections: Is Tamilnadu no more star-struck, politically?

Are film stars shooting into oblivion in the political universe of Tamilnadu? Yes, as a close watch of the electoral juggernaut rolling through the State now reveals, heroes, heroines, comedians, sidekicks and technicians from the celluloid world seem to have lost the pride of place they had in the State’s political firmament as prime influencers and party ambassadors. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Mathematical analysis gives DMK advantage in TN

This is a purely mathematical exercise without venturing into forecasts or merits and demerits of parties and candidates. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Who will get the women’s votes in Tamilnadu?

With just 12 days left for the elections, time is running out for the serious political parties to come up with a strategy to garner the votes of the women of the State. For that is a vote that will count the most in the final reckoning. Continue Reading

A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

BJP and AIADMK are natural allies, says L Ganesan (video)

There is nothing wrong in the AIADMK and BJP forging an alliance for the Lok Sabha elections as they were “natural allies”, said BJP national executive member L Ganesan in an exclusive interview to News Today TV. Continue Reading

DK to DMDK: Dilution of Dravidian ideologies in Tamilnadu

After ‘thyagam’ and ‘dhrogam’, Tamilnadu politics now revolves around ‘yagam’, for Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is being accused of performing ‘yagna for CM post’ at the Secretariat. Continue Reading

Two-day Global Investors Meet kicks off in Chennai

The two-day Global Investors Meet kicked off here this morning with a welcome address by Industries Minister M C Sampath.
The Minister evoked the blessings of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in Tamil and then continued to speak in English. Continue Reading

Jaya death probe: Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar appears before commission

After ignoring three summons by the Justice Arumughaswamy Commission that is probing the circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa when she was chief minister, Health Minister C Vijaya Bhaskar finally made it. Continue Reading

TN’s 10-year challenge: Key changes witnessed in politics 2009-2019

With the #10YearChallenge that is about posting photos of individuals from 2009 and from today, to check their physical changes, taking the social media by storm, how about a similar exercise for Tamilnadu from the political angle, for the State’s politics witnessed a sea change in the last decade? Continue Reading