Rajini-Kamal’s political plan for 2021 TN Assembly elections

With the recently-concluded Assembly by-elections, conducted along with the Lok Sabha polls, reassuring the stability of the AIADMK government, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, top stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have set their eyes on 2021 when Assembly elections are slated to happen in the State. Continue Reading

Kamal Haasan’s Godse remark opens floodgates of protests

“I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it starts,” he said. 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 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

2019 general elections: Big battle between BJP and Cong in TN

As the Lok Sabha elections assume the contours of a straight fight between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Minister’s job, the constituencies in which the two national parties, the BJP and Congress, are contesting in Tamilnadu for the 18 April polls are drawing special attention. Continue Reading

Nilgiris constituency: DMK, AIADMK fight to win Queen’s heart

AIADMK’s C Gopalakrishnan is the incumbent MP of the constituency. However, this time, the AIADMK has fielded M Thiagarajan against DMK’s A Raja who lost the polls in 2014. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Docs, engineers, MBAs, entrepreneurs are candidates in TN

While a popular adage says ‘politics is the last resort of scoundrels’, the candidates lists of the AIADMK, DMK, AMMK, PMK, DMDK, BJP and MNM for the Lok Sabha elections suggest it has also become the first resort of professionals. Continue Reading

Rajini to support Kamal?

Days after announcing that he will not contest in the polls, actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday took to social media to extend best wishes to Kamal Haasan and his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, ahead of the general elections. In his reply, Kamla wrote, “Thanks my 40 years old friend. If good people stand with us, 40 (40 seats) is easy, Tomorrow is ours”. Continue Reading