Post-election, Tamilnadu Assembly to be convened 10 June

The June session will continue for a month, say reports. The State budget was tabled in February. But since elections were announced and the Model Code of Conduct came into force, there were no discussions on budgetary allocations for each department. Continue Reading

Model Code of Conduct to be withdrawn 27 May in Tamilnadu

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo today said the election Model Code of Conduct, implemented in the State from 10 March after the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls and by-election will be in effect till 27 May. Continue Reading

Alliance partners not of much help in TN by-poll to 4 seats

Like how the IPL final witnessed a big fight between two strong teams – Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians – the 19 May by-election to four Assembly seats in the State is seeing a straight battle between the two big parties in Tamilnadu – the ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition, DMK. Continue Reading

By-elections: Intense campaigning by leaders

Campaigning for the by-polls to the four Assembly seats in the State is getting intense. Ottapidaram, Tiruparankundram, Aravakurichi and Sulur would go for polls on 19 May. Continue Reading

Fort St George falls silent due to polls, Model Code of Conduct

The Secretariat, which usually buzzes with activity, has mostly become a quiet spot ever since the election Model Code of Conduct came into effect 10 March. Continue Reading

AMMK will win all 22 seats in by-poll, vote out TN govt: Tamilselvan

Exuding confidence that the AMMK will win all the 22 Assembly seats in the by-polls, Thanga Tamilselvan said they would vote against the AIADMK government in the House. Continue Reading

CEO Sahoo explains why re-polling is being conducted in TN

Addressing mediapersons today at the Secretariat, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said re-polling was needed as the presiding officers in 46 polling booths in 13 districts forgot to either clear the votes polled in the EVMs during the mock poll immediately preceding the actual polling or the entry in the VVPAT or both. Continue Reading

AIADMK: Old enemy, new foe and some friends

“There will be no problem if we win more than eight seats (in the by-elections to 22 Assembly constituencies) and we are almost sure about posting victory in at least 10 places. But, still, we are ready for the worst case scenario,” says an AIADMK insider. Continue Reading

Seeking DMK support is only practical, explains AMMK leader

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam propaganda secretary Thanga Tamilselvan has blamed the media for twisting his statement that the AMMK would take the help of the DMK to topple the AIADMK government, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Continue Reading