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After Lehman Brothers and StanChart, it's DMK time!
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After Lehman Brothers and StanChart, it's DMK time!

Why is an NRI banker with an MBA from MIT canvassing votes in Madurai?Saisuresh Sivasawamy/Rediff.com A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. IMAGE: Palanivel Thiagarajan has a ready smile, and seems earnest to connect with voters. Atop the jeep is his wife Margaret alias Meenakshi and his son. All photographs: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com Palanivel Thiagarajan is perhaps the most unusual candidate in Tamil Nadu. The 49 year old is highly educated -- an engineering graduate from the Regional ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Meet the richest candidate in Tamil Nadu Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Elections: What you don't always see

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com shares interesting vignettes that usually get lost in the heat and dust of election coverage.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Will Amma be back? Jayalalithaa arrived at the Bell Ground in Tirunelveli, south Tamil Nadu, as she usually does, with her security detail running alongside her van. Some were hanging on the vehicle for dear life. As she walked onto the stage, a few women who had been waiting for more than an hour started walking towards the exit ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Going sky high to increase voter awareness  Rediff.com1 month ago
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TV channels have taken money, DMK will win, say party workers

Rediff.coms A Ganesh Nadar, who visited the DMK headquarters, Anna Arivalayam, in Chennai, found scenes of celebrations there, despite the party trailing in the state (DMK 83, AIADMK: 133). We are winning the elections, party workers told GAnesh, you just wait and see. But what about the election results showing the DMK trailing in the state? All TV channels have taken money to show us losing, you just wait till the results are out, we are winning, they said. ...
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'Jaya will win', he said, and she did

The man who predicted an AIADMK win and told Saisuresh Sivaswamy and A Ganesh Nadar, "Jayalalithaa will come to power again." (In fact, Jaya had put him in jail).
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Can the EC fight Tamil Nadu's 'cash-for-votes' frenzy?

IMAGE: A political rally in rural Tamil Nadu. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar. Image used for representation purpose only. How far will the Election Commission go in curbing money power on display in Tamil Nadu? Will it use the option to countermand polls, to show the political parties it means business? N Sathiya Moorthy examines. It looks far-fetched and even remote. Yet, given the unprecedented scale of money play already ‘exposed’ in the run-up to the May 16 assembly elections in ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago The notes behind how Tamil Nadu votes  Rediff.com1 week ago
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Poll diary: A day out with Stalin

IMAGE: M K Stalin at the rally. Photographs: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com What is the man who hopes to replace Jayalalithaa like as a campaigner?A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports from Thiruchendur. With the Tamil Nadu assembly election due on May 16, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi's son and political heir M K Stalin is on a whirlwind tour of the state, trying to rustle up votes for his party and its electoral allies. On Monday, May 25, Stalin was in the temple town of Thiruchendur ...
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10 reasons why Jayalalithaa won

In an age when the electorate is increasingly impatient and changes governments every five years, how did the Tamil Nadu chief minister beat anti-incumbency? A Ganesh Nadar, who travelled through the state during the elections, offers a checklist. Read ...
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'TN's finances are a mess, it's not going to be easy'

'We have about Rs 4 lakh crore debt on a state budget of about Rs 1.5 lakh crore.''We are in a debt two-and-a-half times our annual budget,' says the banker who would have been Tamil Nadu's finance minister had the DMK won. If political pedigree wins elections, Palanivel Thiagarajan, a first-time contestant from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, is a fourth generation politician, following in the footsteps of his grandfather P T Rajan and his father P T R Palanivel Rajan, both legends in Madurai.
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Meanwhile in Chennai, both parties celebrate

IMAGE: Crowds outside the AIADMK headquarters. Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj. While the crowds outside the AIADMK HQ seem to have taken victory for granted, a small crowd out the DMK HQ refuses to concede. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports from Chennai. As the television channels gave the early leads at 10 am in Chennai it was clear that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was going to make history. After 1991 this will be the first time a ruling party has won the assembly elections ...
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Kanchi shankaracharya: 'Jayalalithaa will win'

'We will never see such a government (Modi sarkar) in place again.' IMAGE: Supporters collect in large numbers to attend a rally by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa. Photograph: PTI There is something unchanging about the Sankara Matam in Kanchipuram, 75 kilometre from Chennai, abode of the shankaracharya of Kanchi, Jayendra Saraswati. The same, however, cannot be said of the senior pontiff of the fifth and last of the Advaita (non-dualism) Saivite mutts in the country. At 81 years, Jayendra ...
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