2019 general elections: Brisk polling in Tamilnadu braving heat

About 65 per cent of the total 5.84 crore electorate had exercised their franchise till this evening as the single phase polling for 38 Lok Sabha constituencies and by-election to 18 Assembly seats began in Tamilnadu at 7 am today. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Modi in Theni, promises to create new India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition today, saying the DMK, Congress and their “mahamilavati” friends cannot accept strides India has made and, therefore, were “unhappy” with him. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Modi to address election rally in Kovai this evening

Modi will be making another visit to the State 13 April to participate in an election rally and seek votes for AIADMK candidate P Ravindranath, who is also the son of Panneerselvam. Continue Reading

Advantage AIADMK: TN’s ruling party emerges winner in first round

On Tuesday, Jayalalithaa’s successors – Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (AIADMK’s joint coordinator) and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam (party coordinator) – finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the BJP and PMK for the Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

Alliance arithmetic

At last, the cat is out of the bag with the Dravidian giants of Tamilnadu – the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the main Opposition, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam – finalising their alliance deal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK gives BJP five seats to contest from

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AIADMK have successfully concluded their alliance talks this evening. The BJP would be given 5 seats among the 33 available in Tamilnadu and Puducherry constituencies after the PMK was allotted seven seats. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK allocates seven seats for PMK in alliance

Announcing the deal after consultations this morning at a private hotel in Chennai, AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the PMK would be given seven seats in the “mega alliance” and “alliance for victory”. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Piyush Goyal arriving in Chennai for alliance talks

Though BJP president Amit Shah has cancelled his visit to Chennai to seal the alliance with the AIADMK for the 2019 general elections, the party’s Tamilnadu in-charge and Union Minister Piyush Goyal would be arriving here as scheduled. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: PMK leaders arrive for alliance talks with AIADMK

PMK founder-leader, Dr S Ramadoss, and his son and MP Anbumani Ramadoss, were welcomed warmly by the AIADMK team, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, at the entrance of the hotel with elaborately decorated shawls.  Continue Reading

Tamilnadu budget: Rs 2,000 cr project to tackle Chennai’s parking issues

The government has allocated Rs 1,546.04 crore for comprehensive solid waste management project for Chennai. This would involve collection and transportation of solid waste in eight zones in two packages. Continue Reading