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TN BJP wants Modi to contest from state: Annamalai

BJP state president K Annamalai recently set off a charge that could galvanise Tamil Nadu BJP’s workers into an aggressive campaign right away for the 2024 parliamentary elections: the idea that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should or would contest from Tamil Nadu. “Our workers and leaders have...

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Modi
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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
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Governor Ravi pits nationalism against Dravidianism

Governor R N Ravi is a BJP asset in Tamil Nadu. His constitutional position gives him the gravitas that the vocal state BJP president Annamalai lacks. Keeping a check on the DMK government more effectively than the opposition parties, Governor Ravi goes beyond his constitutional role, playing a...

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Governor Ravi
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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
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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
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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