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Early polls likely for TN assembly?

Early polls likely for TN assembly?

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK may choose to capitalise on the confusion within opposition ranks and hope to ride to power on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s popularity, writes N Sathiya Moorthy. With the delayed legislative session for clearing departmental budgetary allocations finally commencing, and the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam too setting up a 64,000-strong cadre group to meet individual voters and hear them out, speculation is rife that Chief Minister ..., 1 month ago

DMK and the Rising Son, version 2.0

Shedding the traditional party-colour bordered veshti-shirt combo, the DMK supremo’s son now freely interacts with voters, takes questions and gives answers, which are tutored beforehand but with responsible inputs, which would make his answers both credible and convincing, if the party were to come back to power in 2016, says N Sathiya Moorthy.  It has taken the sweeping ‘brand Modi’ poll campaign to tell the Dravidian polity in southern Tamil Nadu that their forgotten, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Why Vaiko is a loner in Tamil Nadu politics today

Vaiko’s stock dwindles as the DMK’s poaching of his cadre continues unabated, reports R Ramasubramanian from Chennai. Vaiko, the 71-year-old firebrand Tamil Nadu politician and founder general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravidar Munnetra Kazhagam, is an angry man these days, and the reason is obvious. Poaching of his cadre, especially the second rank leadership, by Vaiko’s parent body, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, is going on unabated. In the past 10 days four of his ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Who will benefit from a BJP-DMDK tieup in TN polls

Subramanian Swamy stole the BJP's thunder in Tamil Nadu by meeting the DMDK’s Vijaykanth in Chennai, and his efforts seem to have paid off, at least in the interim, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Independent of the grand ‘GIM’, as the Tamil Nadu bureaucracy dubbed Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s ‘Global Investor Meet’, the surprise meet between Bharatiya Janata Party’s Subramanian Swamy and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam’s star-founder Vijaykanth did ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Gandhian's death puts prohibition firmly on TN political agenda

Protester Sasi Perumal’s death has given a new fillip to the pro-prohibition movement, which was beginning to draw attention across Tamil Nadu after different political parties began to make it a part of their poll manifesto for next year, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: Various political parties and NGOs protest against the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation alcohol sale in Chennai on Tuesday. Photogaraph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo. Will she, won’t she? The unexpected death ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Karuna taught Tamils to drink: AIADMK slams DMK over prohibition promise

Amid a growing chorus for implementing prohibition in Tamil Nadu, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Thursday said the Jayalalithaa-led government was taking all steps to make the state ‘liquor-free’, and lambasted arch rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for having “taught Tamils to drink” by removing prohibition in 1971. Taking a swipe at DMK president M Karunanidhi’s statement that his party would take steps to implement prohibition if voted to power in the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Why 'prohibition' could be the buzzword in Tamil Nadu's assembly polls  Rediff.com2 months ago

GST can't be a reality without Cong support: Jairam Ramesh

Deflating the claims being made by the government of getting the goods and services tax Bill passed by isolating the Congress, Jairam Ramesh, party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member, said: “The GST cannot be a reality without the support of the Congress.” The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have proposed calling Parliament's special session to get the Bill, a crucial instrument in the government’s economic reform agenda, passed. The ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Why the Congress vigour may be short-lived

The main Opposition party is likely to lose some more of its strength in 2016-17, Archis Mohan reports. Over the past fortnight, the Congress' protests to ensure a near-washout of Parliament's monsoon session have been matched equally by the indifference of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. The Congress' vigour and the absence of anxiety on the part of the Narendra Modi-led government for its failure to ensure passage of important economic reform legislation, such as the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Modi has 'lunch pe charcha' with Jaya at Poes Garden home

In his first visit to Chennai since becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi was given a rapturous welcome and hosted for lunch by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Look who’s lunching together! Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had Prime Minister Narendra Modi over for lunch on Friday after the launch of the National Handloom Day celebrations at the University of Madras.   Modi and Jayalalithaa held discussions which lasted over 50 minutes following which presented him with ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Congress MPs' suspension: 'Shame on you dictator' chants break out at Parliament

Led by Sonia Gandhi, Congress MPs sat on a dharna inside Parliament House complex on Tuesday in protest against suspension of its 25 members from Lok Sabha, as the party asserted there will be no let up in its demand for resignation of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders even if all its members are “thrown” out of Parliament. The Congress president denounced Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision as “murder of democracy” while party vice president Rahul Gandhi ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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