Focus of TN politics shifts to by-poll in 4 Assembly constituencies

The parties are now gearing up to start their canvassing again, with by-polls in four Assembly segments –  Thirupparankundram, Sulur, Aravakurichi and Ottapidaram – slated to be held 19 May. Continue Reading

An ode to vote

For me, NOTA is not an option howsoever ugly the credentials of the candidates. Yet, I welcome NOTA because it was introduced with the honourable motive of bringing a disillusioned voter to the booth. Continue Reading

2019 polls good opportunity to oust 2 govts, says CPI leader Raja (video)

In an exclusive interview to News Today TV, CPI national secretary D Raja said the people of Tamilnadu will use the opportunity of ousting two governments – the BJP government at the Centre and the AIADMK government in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

Good for democracy

Proving wrong charges made by the Opposition that the Election Commission was helping the AIADMK government in Tamilnadu by delaying by-polls in four out of the 22 vacant constituencies in the State, the EC announced Tuesday evening that the by-elections for Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram (SC), Sulur and Tirupparankundram would be held 19 May. Continue Reading

EC to hold by-election to 4 Tamilnadu Assembly seats 19 May

The Election Commission today announced by-election to four Assembly constituencies – Sulur, Ottapidaram, Aravakurichi and Tiruparankundram – 19 May. Continue Reading

‘PM Modi’ is not propaganda film, declares director Omung Kumar

“The bio-pic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called ‘PM Narendra Modi’, is not a propaganda film. Everybody knows that he is already larger-than-life. The rise of a chaiwallah to Prime Minister was a real inspiration for me to do this… Continue Reading

2019 elections: No change in my political stand, says Rajinikanth

Responding to the question of if he would extend support to Kamal’s party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, Rajini said he had already made his political stand clear and there was no change in it. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Mathematical analysis gives DMK advantage in TN

This is a purely mathematical exercise without venturing into forecasts or merits and demerits of parties and candidates. 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