Panneerselvam kicks off campaign by canvassing for son at Theni

AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam began his campaign today in a special way – canvassing for his son P Ravindra Kumar who is contesting from Theni parliamentary constituency Continue Reading

2019 elections: DMK prez Stalin launches campaign from Tiruvarur

After paying tributes to his paternal grandmother and father M Karnandhi’s mother Anjugam at their Tiruvarur residence on Sannidhi Street, he launched the campaign by canvassing for Poondi Kalaivanan, the DMK candidate for the Assembly seat. Continue Reading

Tall promises

In their manifestos for the Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK and DMK have made identical and tall promises, including release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts, scrapping of NEET, steps to increase employment and to eliminate poverty. Continue Reading

As petition is withdrawn, will there be by-poll in Ottapidaram?

The Madras High Court has ruled that by-election can be held in Ottapidaram, which the Election Commission had excluded from the by-polls to be held 18 April along with 18 other constituencies in Tamilnadu. 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

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 general elections: Panneerselvam releases AIADMK manifesto

AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today unveiled the party’s manifesto for the 2019 general elections. The party is facing the polls in the alliance of the BJP, PMK, TMC and other parties. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMK prez Stalin releases party manifesto

The DMK manifesto, released here this morning by party president M K Stalin at party headquarters Kalaignar Arangam, touched upon several key issues that according to it, affect the State. Continue Reading

Heirline fracture

The candidates lists, released so far by almost all parties in Tamilnadu, have names of kin of top leaders. While the DMK has fielded a whopping number of six heirs (out of its 20 contestants), the AIADMK has pitted four wards of its seniors. 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