Will electoral strategist Kishor’s entry change TN political scenario?

Prashant Kishor and his firm Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), popular in north Indian power circles, may soon become familiar with Tamilnadu politicians, too, with the ruling AIADMK reportedly deciding to use the services of the electoral strategist. Continue Reading

Ex-AIADMK leaders in DMK reason behind confusion in ruling party?

With the confusion that started last week in the AIADMK, after demands were made for a unitary leadership settling down following a warning by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, many in the party feel that this is part of the DMK’s strategy to weaken the AIADMK. Continue Reading

EPS or OPS: Who will emerge ‘single leader’ of AIADMK in TN?

The AIADMK headquarters called a meeting of its seniors, including ministers, district secretaries, MPs and MLAs 12 June, and, at the same time, issued a gag order restraining party members from airing their views in public. Continue Reading

Election fallout: What’s happening in AIADMK-BJP alliance?

Amidst reports that there is a rift in the AIADMK-BJP alliance after it managed to win just one seat in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has sought to play it down by claiming that “all is well” between the partners. Continue Reading

Meet super heroes of Modi’s 2.0 and know their missions

Power corridors are already abuzz with the talk that a centralised security architecture has been built around the Modi-Jaishankar-Doval trinity. And, the country is eager to see how the trio is going to deliver. Continue Reading

Calls to make Udhayanidhi DMK youth wing head grow louder

With today being Karunanidhi’s birth anniversary, many senior and young functionaries have only upped the demand, saying, “Udhayanidhi’s active campaigning and his popularity among the public as an actor helped the DMK and its alliance partners emerge triumphant in the polls.” Continue Reading

Tamilnadu in Union Cabinet: Varum aana varaadhu!

Disclaimer: This story is only for those who are fully aware of, understand and relish TN and its Vadivelu culture. Continue Reading

AIADMK gets ready to be part of Modi’s Union Cabinet

“Two MPs of the AIADMK are likely be given ministerial berths. EPS and OPS have been asked to name them. In all likelihood, senior leader V Vaithilingam and Panneerselvam’s son O P Raveendranath Kumar will become Union Ministers,” sources say. Continue Reading

Gandhi, Rajiv, Karunanidhi, Jaya made their presence felt in TN poll space

By this time tomorrow, the bitterly-fought Lok Sabha elections and by-polls to 22 Assembly seats in Tamilnadu might become a memory, if not history. But, they will be remembered for long for digging the past and stirring controversies over late leaders. Continue Reading

Stalin, Naidu, Rao, Mamata, Kejri, Gowda hog limelight ahead of results

With a section of psephologists and political experts predicting a fractured mandate in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, results of which will be known 23 May, all eyes are on the heads of regional parties due to two post-poll scenarios. Continue Reading