Three TN women MPs will also represent their ilk in Parliament

Tamilnadu had 64 women candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections and people have chosen three among them to be sent to Parliament – one less than during the last parliamentary elections. Continue Reading

South Chennai DMK candidate Thamizhachi Thangapandian lists out her priorities

I feel proud that I am contesting from the constituency where former DMK Stalwarts C N Annadurai and Murasoli Maran were elected, says Thamizhachi Thangapandian, about being nominated from the South Chennai constituency. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Women candidates being denigrated right, left, centre

They are easy pickings – the women in the glare of public life, especially politicians. They are soft targets for those who are bent on a smear campaign and nowadays, meme-creators. This is becoming amply clear during electioneering that is under way. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Campaign in Chennai goes cool

It’s some time since the bugle was blown for the biggest battle of the ballot in the nation. Yet on the streets of Chennai, the writing on the wall is clear: Blank. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Just 3 women candidates fielded by DMK, AIADMK 

Political observer Krishnan feels that voters still equate leadership with masculinity and approach women candidates warily, giving them scant respect. Continue Reading

2019 LS polls: There are 12 new faces among 20 DMK candidates

The DMK announced former Union ministers Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and T R Baalu and its Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi among its candidates for the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies it is contesting in the 2019 general elections. A total of 12 candidates are new faces in the list. Continue Reading