Only 52 of 194 candidates of five major combinations have assets below 1 crore

All the AIADMK and DMK candidates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Tamilnadu are crorepatis. Only 52 of the 194 candidates from the five major combinations – the AIADMK-led front, the DMK-led alliance, Makkal Needhi Maiam, AMMK and Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK) by Seeman, have shown assets below Rs one crore in their sworn affidavits filed before the Election Commission, according to a report released by the Movement for Democratic Reforms (MER). Continue Reading

A peep into functioning of TN political parties’ social media wings

Whenever the word election campaign is uttered, people usually relate it to big stages, hefty cutouts, banners, political leaders canvassing in decorated vehicles etc. Continue Reading

TN: Polling date to be postponed?

The date for Parliamentary elections and Assembly by-polls (to 21 seats) in Tamilnadu scheduled 18 April may be postponed to 23 April, as it coincides with the Madurai Chithirai festival – one of the most important annual event in the temple town’s calendar. Continue Reading

Rajinikanth not to contest TN by-polls

“I request you not to use my photo/party flag under the banner of Rajini Makkal Mandram or Rajini Rasigar Mandram (fans association) to campaign or promote any political party. Water shortage is the main issue that Tamilnadu faces. Ahead of the upcoming polls I lovingly request you to analyse, think and vote for a decisive majority at the national level.” Continue Reading