Annadurai to Thambidurai: Rise & fall of rebels in Tamilnadu politics

Leaders, cadres & rebels. Tamilnadu’s politics is made up of these three sets. If Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai is now speaking against AIADMK forging an alliance with the BJP, a stand which is not that of his party (as clarified by Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, who has emerged as the de facto spokesperson of the government and the AIADMK), it is in his political genes. Continue Reading

Kamal Haasan replies to Modi’s invitation for alliance with BJP

A couple of days ago, in an interview to a news agency, Prime Minister Modi had said his party would welcome Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan if they were willing to join the alliance. Continue Reading

Doors open for all except T T V Dhinakaran: Palaniswami

Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today stated that except Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader T T V Dhinakaran, anybody, including those who left the AIADMK, can join the party. Continue Reading

What made AIADMK-AMMK strongman Senthil Balaji ditch TTV?

A string of humiliations in the AMMK and a scintillating offer from the DMK made former Minister V Senthil Balaji switch over from the T T V Dhinakaran camp to the M K Stalin-led party, say sources in the know. Continue Reading

Stalin says DMK supports Rahul, Naidu initiative against BJP

Welcoming efforts to unite Opposition parties against the BJP, the DMK Friday pledged its support to the initiative of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to defeat the saffron party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

18 MLAs disqualification issue: Dhinakaran says will face by-polls

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam founder T T V Dhinakaran has stated that the party has decided not to go on appeal against the 18 MLAs disqualification issue but face by-elections. Continue Reading

Getting poll-ready

The ruling AIADMK has announced a list of leaders led by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as ‘by-election in-charges’ for 20 Assembly constituencies, including those which have fallen vacant following the disqualification of 18 party MLAs loyal to rival leader T T V Dhinakaran. Continue Reading

SC won’t adjourn 11 MLA disqualification case against AIADMK

At a time when members of AIADMK camp were rejoicing post the verdict of third judge M Sathyanarayana upholding Speaker Dhanapal’s order disqualifying 18 MLAs last year, the Supreme Court today refused to adjourn the 11-MLA disqualification case filed by the DMK. The hearing was to take place tomorrow where Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Minister Pandiarajan and many key MLAs are involved. Continue Reading

Scramble among TN parties to set up booth-level committees

The two major parties in Tamilnadu, the AIADMK and DMK, have revamped their strategies as far as setting up booth committees are concerned. Continue Reading

Vijayakanth’s wife Premalatha is treasurer of DMDK

Premalatha, wife of DMDK founder and chief Vijayakanth, was made the treasurer of the party today at a meeting organised by the party high command at its Koyambedu headquarters here. Premalatha has not held any post in the DMDK prior to this. Continue Reading