2019 LS elections: BJP, Cong demand more seats from AIADMK, DMK

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress may be the big bosses of Indian politics. But, when it comes to Tamilnadu, they are always left at the mercy of regional Dravidian giants – the AIADMK and DMK. Continue Reading

You need ‘certificates’ from ‘specialists’ if you want to enter TN politics

Want to become a politician in Tamilnadu? And wondering what are the basic qualifications? Well, to start with, you have to get the following certificates from the following people / parties – community certificate from the DMK, nativity certificate from Naam Tamizhar Katchi’s Seeman and nationality certificate from BJP leader H Raja. Continue Reading

TN man who opposed conversion dies, but his questions are alive

Ramalingam, a Hindu by birth and practice, a catering contractor by profession and a PMK functionary, was hacked to death by a gang, hours after he opposed a group of Muslims who proselytising in a Dalit colony in Tirubhuvanam, a town near Kumbakonam. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu parties hold secret parleys for alliance in Lok Sabha elections

Even second-rung leaders are not being kept in the loop, in a bid to maintain confidentiality, say sources in at least two parties. Continue Reading

TNCC new prez Alagiri’s success lies in handling ‘big brother’ DMK

Congress sources say Alagiri, who had served as MLA and MP, is a talented speaker with strong negotiation skills. “This is one of the reasons behind Rahul ticking Alagiri’s name for the State Congress chief post. The Congress high command wants to get as many seats as possible from the DMK and Alagiri is entrusted with this task,” sources say. Continue Reading

TN Congress all hopes Priyanka will recreate Indira Gandhi’s magic

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has created waves in Tamilnadu, at least among the leaders and members of the State’s Congress unit, after she was appointed the party’s general secretary by her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Continue Reading

Great times ahead for Indian leather sector: CLE Chairman Aqeel

The Council of Leather Exports (CLE), a trade promotion organisation under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is to work towards expanding the reach of the Indian leather industry and has lined up many initiatives to achieve the mission. Continue Reading

They said ‘go back’, but Modi made a comeback

While Bharatiya Janata Party’s social media team took on #GoBackModi with #MaduraiThanksModi & #TNWelcomesModi, and the police and the BJP workers ‘handled’ protesters and posters on streets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Madurai visit Sunday, laid the foundation stone for not just AIIMS, but also his party’s alliance for the fast approaching Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

Annadurai to Thambidurai: Rise & fall of rebels in Tamilnadu politics

Leaders, cadres & rebels. Tamilnadu’s politics is made up of these three sets. If Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai is now speaking against AIADMK forging an alliance with the BJP, a stand which is not that of his party (as clarified by Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, who has emerged as the de facto spokesperson of the government and the AIADMK), it is in his political genes. 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