Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections | This election is about protecting the State’s autonomy, says CPI veteran Nallakannu

March 27, 2021 0 Comments

When the BJP is acting against the State’s rights, the AIADMK cannot cite political reasons for its alliance, says CPI veteran Veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader R. Nallakannu, a freedom fighter, is respected for his integrity and simplicity. In an interview on Saturday, the 95-year-old says the current Assembly election in Tamil Nadu …

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections | I-T searches held at DMK Tiruvannamalai candidate Velu’s properties; ₹3.5 crore seized

March 25, 2021 0 Comments

The Income Tax (I-T) Department on Thursday conducted simultaneous searches at multiple properties belonging to senior DMK leader and former Minister for Food E.V. Velu. The searches began even as DMK president M.K. Stalin was canvassing votes for Mr. Velu, who has been fielded in the Tiruvannamalai Assembly constituency. According to I-T Department officials, searches …

When politicians break down in public during poll season

March 21, 2021 0 Comments

There have been quite a few instances of political leaders and elected representatives breaking down in closed-door meetings and in front of the public in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Such public display of emotion is rather uncommon. “Why was the seat denied to me? What mistake have I …

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections | A road to a booth through Karnataka

March 20, 2021 0 Comments

Officials have to travel 54 km in T.N. and another 29 km in the neighbouring State to reach Kuttaiyur Reaching a polling station in the Anthiyur Assembly constituency can be a herculean task for election officials. They have to travel 54 km by road in Tamil Nadu and another 29 km in Karnataka to reach …

TN polls: Congress manifesto promises law to protect inter-caste marriages, closure of liquor shops

March 16, 2021 0 Comments

The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, ANI reported. The party promised to pass a separate law to protect inter-caste marriages, Congress’ Tamil Nadu unit President KS Alagiri said. Among other promises, the Congress has said that it will provide tax exemptions for startups and new entrepreneurs …

Fading appeal robs political lookalikes of livelihood

March 12, 2021 0 Comments

Once a major draw in poll campaigns, lookalike artistes leaders have been marginalised. B. Ramachandran, a 52-year-old resident of Madurai, has more similarities with former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran, apart from his name. This stage artiste, who has been dressing up like the AIADMK founder since 1987, has taken …