Strict Covid measures in place at counting centres

As there has been a sharp increase in the the daily Covid case load tally, which has inched closer to the 20,000-mark and taking into account the enforcement Sunday complete lockdown to control the virus spread, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed the political parties to refrain from taking out victory rallies. 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

Voters welcomed with red carpet, buttermilk in South Chennai & Sriperumbudur

A model booth was set up at Chitlapakkam where separate cabins were set up with doctors, including a child play area and there was also a segment alloted for distributing water and buttermilk. Continue Reading

2019 general polls: Amit Shah campaigns in TN

BJP national president Amit Shah today campaigned in Tamilnadu in support of candidates of his party and its alliance partners. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: For AIADMK and DMK, enemy’s friend is first enemy

The adage ‘Enemy’s enemy is a friend’ appears to be passé, at least in the Tamilnadu political arena. With Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, the two major players – AIADMK and DMK – have decided to follow a new strategy –  ‘Enemy’s friend is your first enemy’. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Sale of party flags, banners dull, say traders

Be it political meetings, marriages or campaigns, these banners, cutouts and T-shirts bearing party symbol and pictures of leaders, sell like hot cakes. But the order this time is comparatively less compared to the same period last year. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Rahul says TN being remote-controlled is insult to Tamils

Rahul is in Tamilnadu to kickstart UPA’s campaign for the general elections. Answering a question from a reporter, he said there were three main issues that will be the talking point during the general elections: unemployment, farmer problems and attack on institutions. Continue Reading

Forgettable finale

Now that it’s all done and dusted at the hustings, the time is ripe for a threadbare analysis of the recent TN polls. There is something very important I wanted to comment on right at the outset, but well, I have forgotten what. I am sure I will remember during the course of my very discerning albeit disjointed observations that follow. Continue Reading