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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 month ago
Meet the richest candidate in Tamil Nadu Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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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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MGR comes alive in Thiruvananthapuram!

Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com encounters 'MGR' on the Thiruvananthpuram beachfront seeking votes. That elections in India are a colourful affair is a given. Candidates go to any extent to ensure they grab the voter's attention. Liquor baron Biju Ramesh is contesting the Kerala assembly election from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency on an AIADMK (yes, that's right, AIADMK in Kerala!!) ticket. Ramesh's campaign has cut-outs of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa aka Amma and her mentor, the late ...
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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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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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The notes behind how Tamil Nadu votes

In a lot of ways, Tamil Nadu votes exactly as do other states.But at places there are crucial differences.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar and Saisuresh Sivaswamy find out what the differences are. IMAGE: People line up early morning to cast their vote in Chennai. Photograph: PTI It had rained the previous night, so the morning of May 16, 2016, was cooler than it normally is at this time of the year in Chennai. The Indian Meteorological Department had also said there would be showers through the ...
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Ola withdraws peak pricing in Chennai on voting day

If Tamil Nadu recorded a poll percentage of over 42.1 till 1 pm, some credit, at least in Chennai should probably go to Ola. Anyone booking an Ola cab in the state capital were in for a pleasant surprise with the online aggregator announcing a 'No Peak Pricing Today! and urging people to 'Go Vote!'. There was moderate to heavy rain in parts of Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchirappalli, Cuddalore, Thanjavur and Nagapattinam districts had hampered polling process. In Chennai, Pulianthope ...
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How will Karunanidhi's exiled son hurt the DMK?

The question wafting in the winds over the Vaigai riverbed is, has Karunanidhi's elder son accepted his fate?Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar and Saisuresh Sivaswamy find out. IMAGE: Hoping for a glimpse of M K Azhagiri at his bungalow in Madurai. Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com Anjanenjaan means the man with a fearless heart, and that was the title they had given him. And once upon a time his kingdom stretched from Madurai all the way to Kanyakumari. Whenever the emperor ruled in ...
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The men enforcing election raids and cash seizures

'Initially, we had 48 teams, now it has been enhanced to 133 teams: that is for every 10 to 12 villages, there is a team that is working round the clock.''133 x 3, that is, given the 8-hour shifts.''They are monitored every hour, they are equipped with GPS -- everything is tracked live, real time, from the control room.' The biggest news from Tamil Nadu is not the election due on May 16 or who will win, who will lose come counting day on May 19 but the volumes of illegal cash that is being ...
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Will re-enact law to prevent NEET: Amma's promise in Tirunelveli

Amidst the blazing heat, women line up the streets offering ‘mor’ (buttermilk), water, local snacks while supporters wait for a glimpse of their ‘mother’ AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa at an election rally in Tirunelveli, southern Tamil Nadu. Rediff.com’s Saisuresh Sivaswamy reports from ground zero. IMAGE: J Jayalalithaa's supporters await her arrival at an election rally. Photograph: PTI With just a few days to go before Tamil Nadu goes to the polls, All India ...
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