As Makkal Needhi Maiam turns 1, Kamal Haasan decides to go it alone

A sizeable vote share for Kamal this Lok Sabha polls would make him a game-changer and his stakes would go up in the Assembly elections. But everything depends on how he takes his campaign forward, say political observers. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Palaniswami holding talks with ministers on DMDK alliance

Chief Minister and co-coordinator of the AIADMK, Edappadi K Palaniswami is holding talks with his Cabinet colleagues at his Greenways residence right now Continue Reading

2019 general elections: DMK, CPI(M) holding seat-sharing talks in Chennai

Apart from this, the CPI leaders have been invited for talks with the DMK in the afternoon at the same venue – Anna Arivalayam – the DMK headquarters. Continue Reading

2019 elections: EPS emerges tall with ties, getting support for Assembly seats

By allotting eight seats (seven Lok Sabha and one Rajya Sabha) to the Pattali Makkal Katchi and convincing the BJP, the country’s ruling party, to settle for five, Palaniswami has made a smart move. But, the most sharp and suave strategy lies in getting the support of the PMK and BJP for AIADMK candidates in the by-election to be held to 21 Assembly constituencies in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

2019 elections: BJP stitches strong alliance to counter Mahagatbandhan

With just a few weeks to go for the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is slowly stitching together alliances in every State. With so much written about Congress’ attempt to come out with a grand alliance (Mahagatbandhan) in the recent past, the BJP, led by Amit Shah, is proving political pundits wrong with its recent actions. Continue Reading

Advantage AIADMK: TN’s ruling party emerges winner in first round

On Tuesday, Jayalalithaa’s successors – Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (AIADMK’s joint coordinator) and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam (party coordinator) – finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the BJP and PMK for the Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK holds talks with Vasan’s TMC for alliance

According to reports, the general secretary of TMC, Vidiyal Sekar, earlier met State Minister Thangamani to hold discussions about a possible tie-up with the Dravidian major. Continue Reading

Alliance arithmetic

At last, the cat is out of the bag with the Dravidian giants of Tamilnadu – the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the main Opposition, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam – finalising their alliance deal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK gives BJP five seats to contest from

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AIADMK have successfully concluded their alliance talks this evening. The BJP would be given 5 seats among the 33 available in Tamilnadu and Puducherry constituencies after the PMK was allotted seven seats. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK allocates seven seats for PMK in alliance

Announcing the deal after consultations this morning at a private hotel in Chennai, AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the PMK would be given seven seats in the “mega alliance” and “alliance for victory”. Continue Reading