2019 general elections: Most exit polls point to NDA returning to power

Most exit polls conducted by TV news channels predict a win for the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre and a return of the BJP rule in India. Continue Reading

Count-‘less’ days

It was all over in a flash, the polls. And more than a fortnight has passed, since. The results are another three weeks away. I am not really bothered about the candidates who are on RAC nor their party leaders with their fingers crossed. Continue Reading

Pressure on Kamal Nath; I-T raids to unearth Rs 281 crore racket

The EC had Sunday “strongly advised” the Finance Ministry that any action by its enforcement agencies during election time should be “neutral” and “non-discriminatory” and officials of the poll panel should be kept in the loop about such actions. Continue Reading

Confusion prevails over Modi’s election campaign in Tamilnadu

One report stated Modi will campaign in Coimbatore 12 April and in Theni, 13 April. However, another report said Modi will visit Tamilnadu 8, 15 and 16 April and campaign in Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, Theni and Salem. Continue Reading

2019 elections: EPS vows to increase MGNREGA working days to 200

Canvassing for the Mayiladuthurai AIADMK candidate S Asaimani, he said his government was doing everything to help the marginalised people. He pointed out that it was Amma’s government that had given Rs 1,000 as Pongal gift to every family in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Dindigul Sreenivasan canvasses for ‘apple’

Dindigul C Sreenivasan, who is canvassing in his pocket borough for the 2019 general elections, was seeking votes for the PMK candidate in Dindigul and got his symbol mixed. Continue Reading

We won’t be cowed down by such raids, says Durai Murugan

Speaking to mediapersons at Gandhi Nagar in Katpadi this morning, the DMK leader alleged that the raids were being conducted because his son and Vellore constituency candidate Kadir Anand’s winning prospects were bright. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 845 candidates in fray in Tamilnadu

The AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA), Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam floated by T T V Dhinakaran are the main contenders. Continue Reading

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Final list ready, EC done with symbols too

1,587 nominations have been received for the Lok Sabha polls out of which 1,414 are men, 171 are women, two are transpersons. Continue Reading

Polls: Busy season for shamiana & mike suppliers for party meetings

Thiyagu, who rents out shamiana, flags, tables and chairs for political meetings, said mostly parties pay the amount that they actually finalise. However, he added that there are exceptions. Continue Reading