Post-Karunanidhi death, DMK sees Stalin’s rise, Alagiri’s absence, Udhay’s debut

From Dr M Karunanidhi (DMK) to Dynasty Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the party has come a long way in the last one year. But, its fate in the years to come will depend on whether it functions as a Dutiful Makkal Katchi (DMK) or not. Continue Reading

Wilson, Shanmugam to be DMK candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

With nomination of candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections opening today, the DMK has taken a head start. DMK president M K Stalin, in a statement in Chennai , said M Shanmugham, general secretary of Labour Progressive Front, and advocate P Wilson would be the party’s candidates for the two Rajya Sabha seats. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu MPs take oath in Tamil in Parliament, raise slogans

Apart from the DMK MPs, Congress and Communist MPs and the AIADMK MP also took the oath in Tamil. But the slogans they raised after taking the oath were different for each one of them. Continue Reading

Three TN women MPs will also represent their ilk in Parliament

Tamilnadu had 64 women candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections and people have chosen three among them to be sent to Parliament – one less than during the last parliamentary elections. Continue Reading

Wake-up call

The commission on Monday barred Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours and Mayawati, for 48 hours starting 16 April. Gag orders were also imposed on BJP leader Maneka Gandhi and SP’s Azam Khan. Continue Reading

Issues, many-‘pest’os, cam‘pain’s

As in every election, the current one too is replete with issues. Even a cursory glance at the pollscape will show many issues frantically scurrying about. Issues can figure but how can they run and walk around? Confused? Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMK manifesto at a glance

Stalin said steps would be taken for implementing reservation in the private sector. The party also assured steps for waiver of all educational loans taken by students. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Just 3 women candidates fielded by DMK, AIADMK 

Political observer Krishnan feels that voters still equate leadership with masculinity and approach women candidates warily, giving them scant respect. Continue Reading

2019 LS polls: There are 12 new faces among 20 DMK candidates

The DMK announced former Union ministers Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and T R Baalu and its Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi among its candidates for the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies it is contesting in the 2019 general elections. A total of 12 candidates are new faces in the list. Continue Reading