N Ravikumar
Politics

Will BJP contest Erode East bypoll against AIADMK?

Once Pongal celebrations are over, political parties in Tamil Nadu are sure to turn their attention towards the Erode East bypoll to be held in a few months. Though former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has a good chance of proving his strength in the seat as it lies in the Kongu belt —...

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Erode East Bypoll
Politics

Rahul ensures Congress a place in DMK front

As the new year starts with debate on the poll strategy of opposition parties against the BJP in next year’s Parliament elections, especially on the role of the Congress party, Tamil Nadu is one state where the alliance question looks settled. The speeches of Chief Minister MK Stalin hailing...

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Congress
Politics

TN parties to start new year on lok sabha polls mode

Political parties in Tamil Nadu including the DMK, AIADMK and BJP have started preparations for the next Parliament elections which are more than a year away. Even before the end of 2023 the parties are speaking about forming booth committees, electoral alliances and who would lead the...

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Lok Sabha Polls
Politics

Will Udhayanidhi bring votes for DMK?

Chief Minister M K Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi is in the spotlight as he becomes the third generation politician in the family to become a minister in the State Cabinet. His ability to catch votes and keep the party united through organisational skills and good rapport with senior leaders will...

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Udhayanidhi
Politics

Election results raise hope for DMK at Centre in 2024

The last round of elections in 2022 has given enough grounds for optimism to the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu which hopes to share power at the Centre in 2024. Though the results of the Gujarat Assembly elections have gone on expected lines, Congress wresting power from the BJP in Himachal Pradesh...

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dmk hope
Politics

PMK shifts planks from caste to Tamil nationalism

Close on the heels of the BJP changing its politics in Tamil Nadu from playing up Hindu-ness to now taking up Tamil Nationalism, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) too has switched to a Tamil nationalist platform from its earlier Vanniyar community plank, which did not fetch it any gains in the...

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Tamil Nationalism