PMK President G K Mani announced that Party’s Election Manifesto will be released on Friday, 5th March
PMK president G K Mani on Wednesday announced that the party’s election manifesto will be released on Friday. The party, which has signed poll pact with the ruling AIADMK, will release its own manifesto. PMK founder-leader S Ramadoss and his son and former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss will speak about the manifesto in Chennai at 10am on the day of its release, an official statement said.
Veteran actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said he is in talks with “like-minded” parties for a possible electoral alliance for the April 6 assembly election. “Many parties are holding discussions and some like the AISMK shook hands. We will decide on alliance first before a confab on seat-sharing,” Haasan told reporters in Chennai when his attention was drawn to AISMK founder R Sarath Kumar’s assertion that an alliance between the two parties has been firmed up.
Since the period of Kalaignar (former CM M Karunanidhi), IUML is always the first party to sign a poll pact with the DMK, and party leader M K Stalin has followed this tradition. We asked for five seats, but they (DMK) explained to us that they need to field more of their party members and also accommodate other new allies, and hence we settled for three seats. We will contest on our ladder symbol.
The AIADMK top leadership held seat-sharing talks with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday for the Tamil Nadu Assembly election. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswsami, who is the AIADMK joint coordinator, and his deputy O Panneerselvam, who is the party’s coordinator, called on Amit Shah at a star hotel in Chennai late on Sunday. The talks that started around 10 pm were on for two hours, a day after the AIADMK and the BJP initiated the parleys.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) hopeful of poll alliance with Kamal Haasan’s Party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in Tamil Nadu
After receiving encouraging response in Gujarat civic polls, AAP is planning to enter the TN election ring in alliance with the Kamal Haasan’s party. Assembly elections in the southern state will be held on April 6. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is said to be on terms with Haasan. As a goodwill measure, the Delhi government recently announced setting up a Tamil academy in the national capital to help spread Tamil culture. Appreciating this, Haasan congratulated Kejriwal on Twitter.
Actor Kamal Haasan has not become a famous figure now, or only in Tamil Nadu – Aam Aadmi Party Senior Leader Satyendar Jain
Actor Kamal Haasan has not become a famous figure now, or only in Tamil Nadu. He’s a renowned and respected personality in the entire country for the last 30 years. Everything is possible. The work of a lighthouse is to show direction to the ships, not capture their place. We are making lighthouses and showing people the right direction and helping them get salvation from corrupt politicians. We were outsiders there. But people vote for the work you do. There is no outsider or insider. We are all Indians. Wherever we fight and win elections, local governance will be completely handled by locals. We will guide them and give them the AAP model of governance and development.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend public and organisational programmes in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on Sunday, informed an official statement. At 10:30 AM, the Union Minister will hold a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Puducherry Core Committee meeting. The meeting will take place in Karaikal. At 11.30 AM, he will address a public meeting in Karaikal. At 1:30 PM, he will attend a BJP Puducherry Mandal and Office bearers meeting in Karaikal, Puducherry.
Now Kamal Hassan’s 3rd front is not even getting much attention from media as well as people, not only because his party doesn’t have a cadre or structure but also because of the utter failure of the 3rd front in previous elections. Moreover, Kamal Hassan was never a mass hero or a leader. His intellectual rants are either ignored or objected to by the masses. His comments against religion abhorred by a section of the people. It is to be noted that the media gave a good share of screen time for his party during the 2019 LS elections and despite that his party failed miserably. Because of all these reasons, Kamal’s third front is not at all taken seriously by the people of Tamil Nadu.
Speaking to the media, Sarath Kumar said, “The chief minister will be decided only after winning.” The actor added that the discussions have been held with Kamal Hassan over a possible alliance and he is expecting a positive response. All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi’s Sarath Kumar, however, said that the talks with MNM were incomplete after meeting Kamal Haasan on Saturday. The actor-turned-politician claimed that his party could do good for the people of the state and vowed to bring a dynamic manifesto.
All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi’s Sarath Kumar, however, said that the talks with MNM were incomplete after meeting Kamal Haasan on Saturday. The actor-turned-politician claimed that his party could do good for the people of the state and vowed to bring a dynamic manifesto. Further, Sarath Kumar appealed to the people to not accept cash for votes, pointing out that the resolve of the public to not accept such bribes could lead to a change. Earlier on Saturday, Sarath Kumar announced an alliance with SRM Group Paarivendhar’s Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi. Sarath Kumar, along with his wife Radikaa, also met expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at her residence on Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary.
NDA allies BJP & AIADMK met to discuss seat-sharing ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Tamil Nadu
As the race to the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections heats up, NDA allies BJP and AIADMK met on Saturday to discuss the seat-sharing ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state on Sunday. BJP leaders, including MoS G Kishan Reddy and state president L Murugan met TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami and Dy CM O Panneerselvam at their respective residences on Saturday to discuss the seat-sharing for the first phase of the Assembly polls. The NDA allies’ meeting over seat-sharing comes after the Election Commission revealed the dates of Assembly elections scheduled to be held in April and May in five states – Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Puducherry, and Assam.
DMK formed a seven-member committee to discuss seat-sharing talks with Congress and other allies. Party General Secretary Duraimurugan said the panel would be headed by Treasurer T.R. Baalu. K.N. Nehru, I. Periyasamy, K. Ponmudi, Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, Organising Secretary R.S. Bharathi and E.V. Velu would be part of the team, he added. Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Oomen Chandy, and Dinesh Gundu Rao met DMK representatives on Friday to negotiate seat-sharing talks and as per reports, Congress raised a demand for 54 seats as opposed to 41 that it contested from in the previous election.
Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held between 27th March and 29th April. The counting of votes in all the four states and one Union Territory will take place on 2nd of May. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the poll schedule in New Delhi last evening. The assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in a single phase on 6th April. Mr. Shurbir Singh said that since the number of voters per booth has been restricted to 1000 by the ECI, 607 new booths have been set up taking the total number of booths from 952 to 1559. In view of the Covid 19 pandemic, the polling time been increased by one hour. Counting of votes will be held on 2nd May. Only 2 persons and 2 vehicles will be allowed along with the candidate for filing nominations. And only 5 volunteers will be allowed to undertake door to door campaign for the candidate.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked the BJP government in Thoothukudi saying that there has been a systematic attack on elected institutions and free press in the last six years. ”India is entering a phase very much like the British era. We cannot rely on the institutions to protect our democracy anymore. We can only rely on the people of the country.” alleged Rahul Gandhi while interacting with lawyers at VOC College in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. During the interaction, Rahul Gandhi termed the CAA discriminatory on many counts. He also said that Congress is opposed to farm laws and is fighting against them.
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)to field candidates from 23 constituencies as a part of AIADMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu
In the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly election, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has field candidates from 23 constituencies as a part of the AIADMK-led alliance. It is pertinent to note that DMK drew a blank in both the 2016 TN Assembly polls as well as the 2019 Lok Sabha election. At present, it has a lone MP in the Rajya Sabha- former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss.
R Sarath Kumar (AISMK Founder) met Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Chief Kamal Hassan to initiate alliance talks
All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK) founder and actor Sarath Kumar met with Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief and actor Kamal Hassan to initiate alliance talks. Previously an AIADMK ally, Sarath Kumar on Friday announced that AISMK will contest the upcoming election with Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK) headed by Perambalur MP, TR Pachamuthu. It is to be noted that IJK was part of the DMK alliance in the Lok Sabha polls.
Congress and the DMK began seat negotiations for the coming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu on Thursday in which the former asked its partner for at least 54 seats, two Congress leaders said on the condition of anonymity. With elections due in less than two months, former Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy and Congress’ chief of communications Randeep Surjewala held talks with DMK leaders in Chennai. DMK chief Stalin didn’t participate in these talks.
Election dates for 4 States & 1 UT likely to be announced today in Election Commission Press Briefing at 4.30 pm today
The Election Commission of India will hold an important press conference at 4:30 pm on Friday. The poll panel may announce dates for elections to the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry today. It may be noted here that elections are due in four states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam and in the union territory of Puducherry. Election campaigning is already underway at a hectic pace in all four states and the UT of Puducherry.
DMK president MK Stalin on Thursday hit out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami for raising the retirement age of government employees to 60 years, saying the announcement was made with an eye on the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Though increasing the retirement age of state government employees was welcome, it appears that the announcement was made with the elections in mind, Stalin alleged. “Raising the retirement age is welcome, albeit the announcement made for the election,” the DMK leader said in a Facebook post on Thursday. He said the Chief Minister should have fixed the age criteria of 60 years when he had increased the retirement age to 59 from 58 years in May last year.
DMK is aiming to field at least 190 candidates, which is more than 80% of seats in the 234-member assembly, on its ‘rising sun’ symbol in the forthcoming assembly election. The candidates contesting on the rising sun symbol could include allies, including MDMK, VCK and Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi, said sources in the DMK and the allies.
Congress has the policy of divide, lie and rule – Prime Minister Narendra Modi while on a visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
Prime Minister Narendra on Thursday (February 25) took a dig at the Congress, saying that the party is prone to lying and that he was shocked at Rahul Gandhi’s “will make fisheries ministry” remark. “Congress has the policy of divide, lie and rule. They are gold, silver and bronze medal winners in telling lies,” said the PM. He said that Puducherry deserved a government that is commanded by the people of Puducherry and not a small group of Congress leaders sitting in Delhi. PM Modi is on a visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) has acknowledged receipt of Rs 10 crore in multiple contributions from its Tamil Nadu ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As per the contribution report filed by CPM with the Election Commission for 2019-20, it received the funds in eight separate transfers via NEFT mode on April 5, 9 and 11 in 2019.
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami said that while Stalin had his father’s backing, he climbed the ladder of success from a rural background
Hitting out at DMK President M K Stalin for his Chief Ministerial aspirations, incumbent K Palaniswami on Thursday wondered if the post was something that could be purchased from a shop and said it has to be decided by the people. Palaniswami said that while Stalin had his father’s backing, he climbed the ladder of success from a rural background. Anyone from AIADMK can reach the top with hardwork, but that was not the case in the DMK where the party’s first family was at the helm of affairs, he said.
DMK was in power five times. You were a Minister and deputy CM. Why didn’t you take care of people then. They won’t cater to people while in power but are speaking lies (now) to come to power. Anyone from AIADMK can reach the top with hardwork, but that was not the case in the DMK where the party’s first family was at the helm of affairs. I never saw myself as a chief minister but you (people) are and the post was meant to serve the public.
AIADMK has been our main opponent all these years. But this time, we are up against the BJP-led AIADMK. The State has lost its independence and we are facing an election to uphold social justice. This election is not about the victory of MK Stalin but of the victory of Dravidam. There may be minor conflicts within the party. The AIADMK will try to take advantage of these conflicts.
AIADMK began the election formalities on Monday and invited aspiring cadre to obtain and submit applications from February 24
Application forms will be given from February 24 to March 5 at the party headquarters, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said in a statement. As per instructions issued by the party, applicants can collect their forms between 10 am and 5 pm from the party headquarters. The forms should be filled with the details asked for along with a fee, the statement said. The fee for aspiring candidates for Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will be Rs 15,000, for Puducherry the fee will be Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,000 for Kerala Assembly polls.
Legal steps are being taken to facilitate VK Sasikala contest in the upcoming Assembly elections, AMMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran
Legal steps are being taken to facilitate VK Sasikala contest in the upcoming Assembly elections, AMMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran said on Sunday. Talking to reporters at Orathanadu in Thanjavur district on the sidelines of a marriage function, Dhinakaran reiterated that the AMMK’s goal was to retrieve the party of J Jayalalithaa.
Talking to reporters at Orathanadu in Thanjavur district on the sidelines of a marriage function, Dhinakaran reiterated that the AMMK’s goal was to retrieve the party of J Jayalalithaa. “The people of Tamil Nadu know who they should vote for to bring back Jayalalithaa’s government. The reception Sasikala got last week is a clear indicator of this. People know that she had to go to jail because of conspiracies.” When asked if AMMK would join a third front in the State, Dhinakaran said, “Whichever front AMMK is a part of will surely win.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala on February 14 and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects. One of the key highlights of PM Modi’s visit is going to be the handing over of the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army, at Chennai. The tank has been indigenously developed in India.
Tamil Nadu CM K Palanniswami hits out at AMMK’s Dhinakaran & said that if members from AIADMK will believe him, they will be left in the lurch
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday hit out at AMMK (Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam) leader TTV Dhinakaran, who has renewed this assertion of “retrieving” the ruling AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) post-VK Sasikala’s release, saying those who go behind him will be “left in the lurch”. While addressing an election rally, the AIADMK Joint Coordinator cited the example of 18 disqualified party rebel MLAs who sided with Dhinakaran earlier.
DMK president MK Stalin lashed out at the Centre, saying it has offered an “illusionary lollipop” to the people of poll-bound Tamil Nadu
DMK president MK Stalin lashed out at the Centre, saying it has offered an “illusionary lollipop” to the people of poll-bound Tamil Nadu. Stalin, also Leader of the Opposition in state assembly, alleged the Centre had ‘ignored’ Tamil Nadu for the last six years and had given an impression in this budgetary exercise that it was implementing mega schemes for the state. “Like showing a mirage to a thirsty cow, the Central government has given an illusionary lollipop to the people of Tamil Nadu with an eye on polls,” he said in a statement.
Cases Filed against Tamil Nadu Government Employees for their January 2019 Strike would be withdrawn – CM Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election: Cases filed against Tamil Nadu government employees, including teachers, for their January 2019 strike over various demands would be withdrawn in the spirit of “forget and forgive,” Chief Minister K Palaniswami. 408 cases booked against over 17,600 employees for taking part in road blockade protests, among others, he said. “The request was considered by the government, which is dropping all the pending action and criminal cases in the spirit of forget and forgive,” the chief minister added.
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami Welcomed Several Announcements Made in Union Budget by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday welcomed several announcements made in the union budget by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman but sought a review of the cess regime in the interest of states. In a statement, he appreciated announcements like the allocation of Rs 35,000 crore for COVID-19 vaccination drive. The implementation of 3,500 km of national highway work in Tamil Nadu will boost the state’s economy.
Clad in traditional silk white dhoti and shirt, BJP National President JP Nadda, who is on a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to kick-start the party’s election campaign, paid a visit to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Saturday. Nadda reached Madurai late on Friday night in a chartered flight and stayed at a private guest house at Anuppanadi. His family members were also accompanying him during his temple visit.
BJP Chief JP Nadda Chaired Series of High-Level Party Meetings to Discuss Party’s Election Strategies in Tamil Nadu
BJP Chief JP Nadda chaired a series of high-level party meetings to discuss the party’s election strategies, including the core committee meeting that was attended by L Murugan, CT Ravi, National organising secretary BL Santhosh, senior leader L Ganesan and former Union Minister of State Pon Radhakrishnan. He also presided over a meeting with the party’s social media volunteers and new joinees. In the afternoon, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar who was in the city to attend the inauguration of the temple built for former Chief Ministers J Jayalalithaa and MG Ramachandran at T Kunnathur near Thirumangalam, called on Nadda at the guest house where he held meetings with several leaders.
BJP President JP Nadda has made a big announcement regarding the upcoming assembly elections today. Announcing in Madurai, he said that in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Election (Tamil NaduElection), the BJP and AIADMK will contest together. BJP National President JP Nadda said that in Tamil Nadu, they will contest the elections together with like-minded parties like AIADMK. He further said that the Center is implementing several schemes for Tamil Nadu. JP Nadda, who arrived at the Meenakshi temple during the Tamil Nadu tour, offered prayers there. After which addressed a gathering.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami met State Governor Banwarilal Purohit over Release Of 7 Convicts In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Friday met state Governor Banwarilal Purohit and took up the issue of the release of all 7 convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said AIADMK Minister D Jayakumar. The Minister informed that Palaniswami had called on the Governor soon after chairing a Cabinet meeting in Chennai, to reiterate a September 2018 Cabinet resolution recommending the realise of the convicts. Jayakumar, who among other has accompanied Mr Palaniswami said, “The Chief Minister too up (with the Governor) the release of the 7 convicts.”
BJP national president J P Nadda on Saturday said his party’s alliance with the AIADMK would continue for the assembly elections, due in Tamil Nadu in a few months. Both parties would face the polls together, he said, addressing a public meeting, his first in the run up to the Assembly elections expected in April or early May. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi facilitated projects like the defence corridor for Tamil Nadu while the state was ‘ignored’ during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance regime.
DMDK treasurer Premalatha Vijayakanth had also appealed to the AIADMK leadership to start the NDA alliance talks as the time was running for the upcoming Assembly polls. BJP leader and Tamil Nadu election in-charge CT Ravi is camping in the state and studying the prospects for the aspiring BJP candidates and is also involved in holding discussions with the party workers on election strategies. The BJP has already identified the seats that they wish to contest and the same will be conveyed to the AIADMK leaders soon.
DMK and its allies in Tamil Nadu observe one-day fast in Chennai in support of farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. Farmers’ agitation against the three contentious farm laws entered day 23 on Friday (December 18) as impasse continues between the government and farmer unions. Amid the ongoing protest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address farmers` conferences in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing on Friday. On December 17, Prime Minister Modi appreciated Tomar for ‘attempting to have a polite dialogue’ with the farmers through an open letter, requesting them to read it.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that he is just a “phone call away” if actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth wants to join hands with his party ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly elections next year. “We are just a phone call away. If our ideology is similar and if it would benefit the people we are ready to set aside our ego and co-operate with each other,” the MNM founder said when asked if he is looking to form an alliance with Rajinikanth’s party.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and president Kamal Haasan will kick off his campaign for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections from today. The actor-turned-politician is scheduled to visit several districts during the four-day long campaign. The campaign comes days after Haasan’s political party sent a delegation to New Delhi to support and participate in the Bharat Bandh earlier this week.
Why a 1,000-crore new Parliament when half of India is hungry, losing livelihood due to coronavirus. When thousands died as the Great Wall of China was being built, the rulers said it was to protect people. To protect whom are you building the Rs1,000-crore Parliament? Please answer my honourable elected PM.
Speaking about his own party’s priorities, Kamal Haasan today said: “Tamil Nadu remains degenerated. We would set it right. We are launching our campaign complying with government norms.” He sought to take lightly the campaign restrictions apparently placed in Madurai by authorities saying such “obstacles” weren’t new to him or his party. He went on to say that “sluice gates cannot block flash floods”.
Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth celebrates his 70th birthday today. Rajinikanth was last seen in AR Murugadoss’ Darbar, which released in January 2020. His next project is Siva’s Annaatthe. Rajinikanth has already announced his entry into politics after he wraps up Annaatthe. On the occasion of his birthday, PM Narendra Modi, actors Mohanlal, Navin Pauly, Mahesh Babu, musician AR Rahman and many others took to social media to send their best wishes.
Actor Rajinikanth, on Thursday announced that he will be launching his political party in January and added that a major announcement expected this month. “A political party will be launched in January; Announcement regarding it will be made on December 31st,” the south Indian superstar said in a tweet. “In the upcoming assembly elections, we will definitely win the assembly elections and give an honest, transparent, corruption free and spiritual politics without any difference to any religion or caste,” he further said.
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Putting an end to speculation, superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he will launch his political party in January 2020, and the formal announcement regarding the same will be made on December 31. “A political party will be launched in January; Announcement regarding it will be made on December 31st,” the south Indian superstar said in a tweet.
The party heads and senior leaders will decide on that. Anybody is welcome with open arms to be associated with the BJP. We have a strong alliance in Tamil Nadu with the ruling AIADMK government. So, if Rajinikanth wants to come along with us, then he is most welcome. But if he is going to start his own party like has said, I think he will go solo and will bring the change what he is looking at. We completely leave it to Rajinikanth to take a call on that.
When Rahul Gandhi presided over meetings regarding the Tamil Nadu and Assam elections on Monday, he made it clear at the outset that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had assigned him the task. He said he was there to listen to what the party functionaries had to say and convey that to Sonia Gandhi.
Right before the Assembly Elections in Tamil Nadu, an interesting development has taken place, with the likelihood of Rajinikanth actively entering politics. The South Indian cinema star decided to call a meeting of the district bearers from the party Rajini Makkal Mandram tomorrow i.e., November 30. This action hints at the possibility of Rajinikanth entering politics in his home region. Fans of Rajinikanth had long-awaited whether he would join politics and this decision of his just before the Assembly Elections indicates that he might do so quite soon.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday said the government plans to mini-clinics across the state before December 15. He said the government plans to set up 2,000 mini-clinics in the state with one doctor, one nurse, and an assistant. According to him, the per day coronavirus infected persons has come down to about 1,500 now in the state. According to him, a total of 1.18 crore people were administered the RT-PCR tests in the state-the largest number in the country- and daily about 70,000 persons are tested.
BJP’s high-pitched campaign in the Hyderabad local body elections is, in many ways, a template for the way the party practices electoral politics under the leadership of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi, where every election, no matter how local, is an opportunity to expand the party into newer territories. Telangana 2023 is West Bengal 2021 for the BJP, and Amit Shah is believed to have been planning the Telangana push for years. It’s part of Shah’s ‘P to P’ model – Pancahyat to Parliament – in which the party methodically and relentlessly captures seats from the ground level up.
Tamil Nadu Congress in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao is hopeful of an alliance between the grand old party and the DMK
Congress, in singing a tune is holding on to the “synergy” with the DMK, with All India Congress Committee in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Gundu Rao, confident about an alliance between the parties ahead of the state elections. “Our alliance with the DMK and other parties in Tamil Nadu is synergetic and had swept the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. We will do so again in the assembly elections next year and the Congress will play its part to strengthen the alliance,” he said.
“They are not winning horses. It shows that they don’t have a smooth relationship in their alliance,” Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said when asked to comment on Congress’ claim that they will not bargain for seats with the DMK for Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. Congress party is now facing mockery at the hands of their adversary down south – the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam – as the ruling party in the state on Wednesday took swipes at the former’s recent performance in state elections and questioned their contribution in alliances.
Exiled DMK leader MK Alagiri is set to launch his new party ahead of the next year’s assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. He may meet Amit Shah in Chennai on Nov 21
As Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Chennai on November 21, several media reports have stated that M K Alagiri, the elder son of late M Karunanidhi, and brother of DMK president M K Stalin will meet him. The exiled DMK leader is set to launch his new party ahead of the next year’s assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.
All is not well between BJP and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as the latter, on Monday, warned its ally to not ‘disrupt peace and harmony in the state by undertaking yatra – referring to the TN BJP unit’s controversial Vel Yatra or Vetrivel Yatra. Just days ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state on 21 November to discuss poll strategies with party functionaries for the upcoming 2021 Assembly elections, AIADMK via its mouthpiece Namadhu Amma warned the BJP of undertaking Vel Yatras and asked them to stop doing so.
MK Alagiri may meet Amit Shah on November 21 to discuss alliance formation with BJP for State Assembly Elections 2021 to split DMK votes
After getting actor-turned-politician Khushbu into its fold, the state unit of BJP is working towards obtaining the support of another prominent face, M K Alagiri, the elder son of late M Karunanidhi, and brother of DMK president M K Stalin. Ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, an alliance with Alagiri may give shape to a broader political front in the state. A BJP source claimed that the party was in talks with several people and Alagiri was one of them. There is also speculation that Alagiri may meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is scheduled to arrive in Chennai on November 21. However, Alagiri’s family member told media that there was no meeting scheduled with Amit Shah.
More than six years after he was expelled from the DMK, former Union Minister and elder son of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, MK Alagiri may float his own political outfit in Tamil Nadu. Media reports state that Alagiri’s party may be named Kalaignar DMK or KDMK. Party has called for a high-level meeting on November 23, where Alagiri’s political moves may be discussed.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021: Kamal Haasan holds an in-person meeting with his party district secretaries
Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan is holding an in-person meeting with his party district secretaries to chalk out a strategy for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. This meeting comes after the party empowered Haasan to take decisions on the party’s alliance ahead of the crucial polls, where the ruling AIADMK faces a double anti-incumbency.
Superstar Rajinikanth’s entry into politics to be delayed further due to the pandemic crisis in the state
Even as fans and followers of Thalaivar Rajinikanth eagerly await the superstar’s ‘official’ plunge into politics, a ‘leaked’ statement from the superstar states, most likely Thalaivar will not be testing political waters before elections 2021. After a Tamil website published the leaked copy of the statement, (what is believed to be the draft copy), copies of the same text is said to have been circulated amongst the actor’s close circle causing a buzz that he will not make his entry ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
Did the Chief Minister Edappadi think that the vaccine was a freebie that he would give the people – MK Stalin, DMK Chief
The Chief Minister, like a big achievement, has said that vaccines will be provided to all at the expense of the government. It is the duty of a people’s government to do such an act at the time of a pandemic. Did the Chief Minister think that the vaccine was a freebie that he would give the people? The Chief Minister, who has not shown any interest in providing Rs 5,000 financial aid to the people who are affected by the coronavirus, is staging a drama by announcing free vaccines for all.
Mr. Stalin says, if DMK comes to power, we’ll find the cause of Amma’s death, but the truth is people of Tamil Nadu favor the AIADMK – Jayakumar Jayavardhan
Neither the Deputy CM not the other members of the AIADMK have stalled the panel’s proceedings. Due to genuine reasons, with the court’s understanding, an extension has been granted for the same. Mr. Stalin says, if DMK comes to power, we’ll find the cause of Amma’s death, but the truth is people of Tamil Nadu favor the AIADMK. DMK won’t come to power. Stalin will not come to power. This is a political vendetta against the ruling government before the assembly elections next year.
DMK Chief MK Stalin said that the AIADMK government had constituted the Arumughaswamy Commission, only as an “eyewash”
The Justice Arumughaswamy Commission was created on 25th September 2017 with the ultimatum to submit the report in 3 months. It has been three years since the Commission was formed. It was supposed to submit the report by the time of Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary (February 24) this year, but has been given another extension.
When Jayalalithaa was CM, she died under mysterious circumstances, and the current government is functioning under that shadow – MK Stalin, DMK Chief
They can escape now, but we will definitely catch them once we come to power. When Jayalalithaa was CM, she died under mysterious circumstances, and the current government is functioning under that shadow. They are not bothered about the people. we are fighting against the citizenship amendment act for the people, we will fight for the Former Chief minister.
In Tamil Nadu, the principal opposition DMK has formed an eight member panel for preparing its election manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly General Elections. A release by the party General Secretary Duraimurugan says, the committee will consist of its treasurer TR Baalu, members of Parliament A.Raja, Trichy Siva, Kanimozhi and TKS Elangovan among others.
Incumbent chief minister K Palaniswami will be AIADMK’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2021 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu
Incumbent chief minister K Palaniswami will be AIADMK’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2021 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. The decision was announced by Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam during a meeting at the party office in Chennai. Meanwhile, the AIADMK has constituted a steering committee of 11 members for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.