2019 elections: PM Modi to participate in rallies in Kerala, Tamilnadu

Modi will be canvassing for votes in Kerala and Tamilnadu tomorrow and the day after. He will be in Kozhikode, Kerala, tomorrow to participate in an election rally. He will land in Madurai, in Tamilnadu, by a special aircraft at night. Continue Reading

Tall promises

In their manifestos for the Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK and DMK have made identical and tall promises, including release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts, scrapping of NEET, steps to increase employment and to eliminate poverty. Continue Reading

Delhi High Court verdict on AIADMK two-leaves symbol this afternoon

Now Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader T T V Dhinakaran and his aunt and general secretary of the party, V K Sasikala, had moved the court against granting the two-leaves symbol of the AIADMK to the Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam-led faction. 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