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Will PMK go the AIADMK way and re-create the 1998 alliance?

Will PMK go the AIADMK way and re-create the 1998 alliance?

The PMK’s endorsement of the Governor’s address to the State Assembly on January 2 (which is actually a text prepared by the cabinet of the AIADMK government, in effect CM Edappadi Palaniswami’s speech) has sent signals of a renewal of ties between the two parties,...

AIADMK succumbs to BJP pressure, okays alliance for LS polls

AIADMK succumbs to BJP pressure, okays alliance for LS polls

A beleaguered AIADMK, which originally wanted to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with only a few minor allies, and not align with the BJP, has succumbed to the pressure mounted by the saffron party and agreed to an alliance for the LS elections. The AIADMK wanted to...

Stalin rectifies 2014 error, uses Rahul weapon to blunt Modi

Stalin rectifies 2014 error, uses Rahul weapon to blunt Modi

The 2014 DMK strategy of going it alone, jettisoning the Congress, its ally from 2004, proved disastrous for the Dravidian party as it drew a blank while its rival, the AIADMK walked away with 37 of the 39 Lok sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. On December 11, DMK president M...

Rahul 3.0 leads Congress march against BJP for 2019

Rahul 3.0 leads Congress march against BJP for 2019

Congress 3, BJP 0. This amazing scorecard of the elections to five States on December 11 has opened up the fight for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a totally new frontier, with the Congress delivering a death-blow in the Hindu, Hindi heartland of Rajasthan, Madhya...

Congress needs alliance with BSP in the long run

Congress needs alliance with BSP in the long run

The results of the elections to three States – MP, Rajasthan and Chhatisgarh – may have brought the Congress back to power and at the forefront  of the struggle to dislodge the BJP from power at the Centre, but an analysis of the voting trends shows that the Congress...

Stalin meeting with Sonia cements UPA ties ahead of LS polls

Stalin meeting with Sonia cements UPA ties ahead of LS polls

In a re-affirmation of DMK’s commitment to be part of a front against the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, DMK president M K Stalin and his sister Kanimozhi called on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Sunday, ostensibly to wish her on her birthday, but more to...

Rajni’s BJP tag hinders growth of his political party

Rajni’s BJP tag hinders growth of his political party

Much as actor Rajinikanth tries to cover up his BJP tag, the issue keeps cropping up every now and then, blocking the growth of his political party. His statement a few days ago indirectly praising PM Narendra Modi is the latest in the saga of the actor taking one...

To align or not to align: Kamal Haasan’s dilemma

To align or not to align: Kamal Haasan’s dilemma

To be or not to be, was the famous Hamletian question. To align or not to align, is the dilemma that Kamal Haasan faces, even as his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam is getting ready to contest the forthcoming bypolls to  20 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. The party...

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