‘Reverse migration’ of functionaries to AIADMK in past few days; Dhinakaran still claims he has ‘sleeper cells’ within ruling party
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and many of the ministers also resumed their routine administrative works at the secretariat.
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.
DMK’s victory in the by-elections to 13 Assembly constituencies will have its impact in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha next month.
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.
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.
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.
However, DMDK candidate R Alagarsamy raised a stink and submitted a petition, seeking to check all the 1,000 VVPAT slips.
The AIADMK-led alliance was decimated in the western region of Tamil Nadu.
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.
The Lok Sabha constituencies situated along the banks of the River Cauvery awarded thumping victories to the DMK-led alliance.
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.
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.
For instance, MNM was able to get less than 1.5 per cent of the votes in Dharmapuri and Chidambaram.
No ministers at Centre for DMK, thanks to ally Congress’s debacle