Leaders react differently to 2019 general elections results

Leaders from various political parties extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to rule the country for the second consecutive term. Also, leaders reacted to the by-poll results in the State, where the ruling AIADMK won nine seats and DMK, 13. Continue Reading

A wave of waves

Poll pundits predicting poll prospects seem pretty sure there is no wave this time. How off the mark! If only these ‘experts’ were to see with their eyes instead of perceiving with their intellect, they will realise there are only waves all over the pollscape. And seeing is believing, mind you. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Ex-MP Ganeshamurthi is MDMK candidate for Erode seat

The MDMK, a partner in the DMK-led Social Progressive Alliance in Tamilnadu, for the 18 April Lok Sabha elections, today announced that former MP A Ganeshamurthi will contest from the Erode constituency it has been allotted. Continue Reading

Annadurai to Thambidurai: Rise & fall of rebels in Tamilnadu politics

Leaders, cadres & rebels. Tamilnadu’s politics is made up of these three sets. If Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai is now speaking against AIADMK forging an alliance with the BJP, a stand which is not that of his party (as clarified by Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, who has emerged as the de facto spokesperson of the government and the AIADMK), it is in his political genes. Continue Reading

DK to DMDK: Dilution of Dravidian ideologies in Tamilnadu

After ‘thyagam’ and ‘dhrogam’, Tamilnadu politics now revolves around ‘yagam’, for Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is being accused of performing ‘yagna for CM post’ at the Secretariat. Continue Reading