TNCC president invites ‘secular’ Kamal to join Cong-DMK alliance

But Kamal has been lately stating that his fledgling party will contest all the 40 constituencies – 39 in Tamilnadu and 1 in Puducherry – alone, without striking up an alliance with any of the other parties of the State, for the 2019 general elections. Continue Reading

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka to visit Tamilnadu this month: TNCC president

The political scene is hotting up with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister and general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Vadra, planning to visit Tamilnadu to address public meetings this month. According to reports, Rahul will be visiting the State twice in February.  Continue Reading

TNCC new prez Alagiri’s success lies in handling ‘big brother’ DMK

Congress sources say Alagiri, who had served as MLA and MP, is a talented speaker with strong negotiation skills. “This is one of the reasons behind Rahul ticking Alagiri’s name for the State Congress chief post. The Congress high command wants to get as many seats as possible from the DMK and Alagiri is entrusted with this task,” sources say. Continue Reading

AIADMK begins distribution of nomination forms for 2019 elections

Chief Minister and co-coordinator of the party, Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister and coordinator of the party, O Pannerselvam, Ministers K A Sengottaiyan and D Jayakumar, and senior leader E Madhusudanan, among others, were present at the inauguration of the distribution of the forms. Continue Reading

Leaders happy with EC on Tiruvarur by-poll, people in 20 constituencies fume

The sad reality is, perhaps for the first time in the history of the State, people of 20 constituencies in Tamilnadu are left without not even one elected representative, since there are already no local body representatives in the State for more than two years, due to delay in the conduct of civic polls. Continue Reading

AIADMK, DMK, AMMK to lock horns in year’s first acid test at Tiruvarur

Soon after the Pongal jallikattu, Tamilnadu will witness a poll jallikattu, as the 28 January Tiruvarur by-election is a prestige issue for the ruling AIADMK, main Opposition DMK and the fledgling AMMK. Continue Reading

TNPSC expresses regret over ‘Periyar question’

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) today expressed regret over a question on rationalist leader E V Ramasamy, popularly called ‘Periyar’, in its Group II examination that was conducted Sunday. Continue Reading

A showdown

The political situation in Tamilnadu has taken a new turn with AMMK  founder T T V Dhinakaran stating that the 18 disqualified AIADMK  MLAs, who support him, will not go on appeal against the Madras High Court verdict. Continue Reading