AIADMK
Politics

EPS, OPS, Sasikala: Who gets the AIADMK@50 throne

Without a charismatic leader at its helm and not having power, a question mark hangs over the future of the AIADMK, one of the two poles in the largely bipolar political situation in the state. Are its stars on the ascendant or is it curtains for the party? Few thought the party will become a...

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EPS, OPS, Sasikala: Who gets the AIADMK@50 throne
Politics

As time runs out for Sasikala, she makes a splash

In a symbolic move indicating that Jayalalithaa's aide V K Sasikala was preparing herself for a legal and perception battle for control over the AIADMK, she pulled off a coup by unveiling a plaque at MGR's T Nagar residence calling herself 'party general secretary' and spent time at his...

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Opinion

Tamil nationalism: Why India should be worried

Starting from the January 2017 jallikattu protests, Tamil Nadu has been on the boil. There is an overwhelming feeling that the entire country -- Parliament, central government, Supreme Court, and the north Indian media -- has ganged up against Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu went to the wires. The...

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Politics

Kamal’s party: Where MGR is no template

On February 21, from his modest housing board allotted home in RA Puram, M Kesavan, an auto driver, watched actor Kamal Haasan live on the news launching his political party from Madurai. Wasting no time, Kesavan quit from his position in the Mylapore division of the Congress party, of which he has been a member from the 90s. The following day, he registered online on Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) website. Not particularly tech savvy, he took the help of kids in the neighbourhood.

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