Tamil Nadu bypolls

Echo of poll debacle: AMMK sees many jumping ship

‘Reverse migration’ of functionaries to AIADMK in past few days; Dhinakaran still claims he has ‘sleeper cells’ within ruling party

published on : 5th June 2019

Chief Minister Palaniswami resumes official duty

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and many of the ministers also resumed their routine administrative works at the secretariat.

published on : 28th May 2019

TN bypolls: AIADMK leaders thank voters for reposing faith in party 

The nine seats that the party won in the bypolls added to AIADMK's kitty of 114 MLAs in the 234-member House, giving it a comfortable majority.

published on : 27th May 2019

Bypoll results to ensure 3 RS MPs each for Dravidian rivals

DMK’s victory in the by-elections to 13 Assembly constituencies will have its impact in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha next month.  

published on : 26th May 2019

Senthil Balaji reminds Vijayabhaskar of his vow to quit politics

Please ask him and let me know when he is resigning his post and quitting politics, so that we can ready ourselves for the next by-election.

published on : 25th May 2019

Caste calculation goes wrong in Kongu belt

The caste-based political leanings that had long since influenced the electorate of Tirupur and the Kongu belt seems to have had little effect in the Lok Sabha election of 2019. 

published on : 25th May 2019

Battered Congress finds succour in Karti’s win

There was a marginal decrease in the number of NOTA votes, with 1,818 preferring no candidate against the 2016’s figure of 2,193.

published on : 25th May 2019

Manickam Tagore to represent Virudhunagar for a second time

However, DMDK candidate R Alagarsamy raised a stink and submitted a petition, seeking to check all the 1,000 VVPAT slips.

published on : 25th May 2019

Left takes industrial belt of Kovai, Tirupur; BJP tanks

The AIADMK-led alliance was decimated in the western region of Tamil Nadu.

published on : 24th May 2019

Neck-to-neck: VCK chief Thirumavalavan leading by wafer-thin margin

Voting day saw violence in Ponparappi in the Chidambaram constituency with houses of Dalits being attacked. Thirumavalavan’s demand for re-poll at that booth was rejected. 

published on : 24th May 2019

Mega margins: Cakewalk for DMK in Cauvery river region

The Lok Sabha constituencies situated along the banks of the River Cauvery awarded thumping victories to the DMK-led alliance.

published on : 24th May 2019

North remembers: DMK juggernaut squashes PMK

AIADMK had given the Arakkonam seat to its new-found ally PMK -- which had till then been carrying out a vitriolic campaign against the ruling dispensation. 

published on : 24th May 2019

Tamil Nadu gifts TTV a box of issues to introspect 

Speaking to Express, a AMMK functionary noted that the people’s verdict was so different and that the party would have to introspect and change its approach.

published on : 24th May 2019

No seats but Kamal Haasan’s MNM manages good vote share

For instance, MNM was able to get less than 1.5 per cent of the votes in Dharmapuri and Chidambaram.

published on : 24th May 2019

Stalin proves mettle with big win, but power eludes 

No ministers at Centre for DMK, thanks to ally Congress’s debacle

published on : 24th May 2019
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