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Kamal Haasan emulates Kejriwal and portrays political participation as a virtue: How similar are AAP and MNM?

There are several similarities but one crucial difference between actor Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party. Haasan, like AAP, has positioned himself as a political outsider whose principal plank is to root out corruption without pursuing the politics of identity or by deploying muscle and money power. He believes, as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal ... Read More »

Merger of rival factions will shift focus to election panel

CHENNAI: Once the much anticipated and imminent merger of the AIADMK factions led by the chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and former CM O Panneerselvam takes place, the action will shift to the Election Commission, which is sitting on petitions and a bunch of affidavits, filed by the multiple factions of the party, to decide on the way forward. Following ... Read More »

Chennai’s RK Nagar By-Poll Scrapped, Election Body’s Eye On VK Sasikala

New Delhi:  A high-stakes by-election in Chennai’s RK Nagar constituency was cancelled by the Election Commission just three days before voting on Wednesday, over allegations of voters being offered incentives in the form of cash and gifts. A detailed “payment plan” of 89 crores, allegedly to buy votes, was revealed in raids on Friday on state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, ... Read More »

AIADMK, BJP to blame for jallikattu ban: Stalin

MADURAI: Though jallikattu is an integral part of the Tamil culture, it could not be conducted during the Pongal festivities in the last three years due to the inaction of both AIADMK and BJP, DMK treasurer MK Stalin said here on Tuesday. AIADMK and BJP are cheating the people of Tamil Nadu by promising that they would get permission to ... Read More »

AIADMK vows free mobiles, laptops with internet free electricity in manifesto

The manifesto also promises expansion of Metro rail. It will also set up Lok Ayukta in the State The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has announced several freebies to voters in Tamil Nadu if re-elected. These include free mobile phones, free laptops, along with internet and free electricty. This time, other political parties including the main opposition ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa’s schemes remain only on paper

Stalin lashes out at Chennai Mayor too for ‘stalled development’ The busy MC Road at Royapuram wore a festive look on Thursday evening as a sizeable crowd waited for DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin to begin his campaign for the day. As he emerged from his campaign van in a blue shirt rolled up to his sleeves, the DMK and alliance ... Read More »

Sarathkumar returns to AIADMK front once again

Says there was no progress in the BJP front. Less than a month after parting ways with the ruling AIADMK to join NDA, actor and leader of All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi R. Sarathkumar, on Wednesday, met Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and renewed the friendship between the two parties. “We had a cordial meeting and decided to contest the elections together. ... Read More »