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

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

Issues, many-‘pest’os, cam‘pain’s

As in every election, the current one too is replete with issues. Even a cursory glance at the pollscape will show many issues frantically scurrying about. Issues can figure but how can they run and walk around? Confused? Continue Reading

9 get life sentence in Madurai ‘Dinakaran’ newspaper attack case

The case dates back to 2007 when the newspaper owned by the Sun Group headed by Kalanithi Maran, published a survey stating that M K Stalin was the preferred heir to then DMK president M Karunanidhi and that his brother Alagiri’s popularity was just 2 per cent. 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

2019 elections: DMK prez Stalin launches campaign from Tiruvarur

After paying tributes to his paternal grandmother and father M Karnandhi’s mother Anjugam at their Tiruvarur residence on Sannidhi Street, he launched the campaign by canvassing for Poondi Kalaivanan, the DMK candidate for the Assembly seat. 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

2019 general elections: DMK manifesto at a glance

Stalin said steps would be taken for implementing reservation in the private sector. The party also assured steps for waiver of all educational loans taken by students. Continue Reading

Boom time for bloomers

Politics, the last resort of scoundrels, is not just a notorious arena of foulplay but is also a fertile ground for foul-ups all along, all over. The prevailing pollscape promises to be a pleasant season for bloomers to bloom, with party leaders stumbling and fumbling their way through the dust and din of the hustings. Continue Reading