A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

Rs 2.10 cr unaccounted money found in VCK functionary’s car

Police seized unaccounted money totalling Rs 2.10 crore from the car of a VCK functionary at a toll gate near here Wednesday. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Flying squad officials seize money, stuff worth Rs 80 crore

The flying squad officials in Tamilnadu carried out a number of seizures of unaccounted money, gold and silver without documents during vehicle checks from last night till the wee hours of today. 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

Allies and all lies

In tune with the flavour of the season, it is 20:20. The DMK and AIADMK have, by some arithmetic coincidence, decided to keep these many seats for themselves while ceding the other 20 in their kitty to the allies. Continue Reading

2019 LS elections: BJP, Cong demand more seats from AIADMK, DMK

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress may be the big bosses of Indian politics. But, when it comes to Tamilnadu, they are always left at the mercy of regional Dravidian giants – the AIADMK and DMK. Continue Reading

Stalin proposing Rahul as PM candidate evokes many reactions

DMK president M K Stalin’s announcement – openly declaring/proposing AICC president Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate in the coming Lok Sabha polls – has come as a surprise but was not a shocker. Continue Reading