Sat, May 15, 2021

  • The DMK alliance’s humiliating defeat in the western region has driven its party functionaries to believe that ‘it’s time to introspect the cause for loss.’
    Routed in Kovai, DMK cadre feel it’s time to introspect
    The DMK alliance has lost all the ten constituencies in Coimbatore district to the AIADMK alliance. It was almost a repeat of 2016 Assembly polls, when at least the DMK found solace by winning the lone Singanallur constituency in Coimbatore. It’s a complete wash out now. Party insiders, who are yet to come to terms with the huge blow, are apprehensive that Coimbatore may remain completely disconnected with the government due to lack of any elected representatives from the ruling party. “Officials alone can’t be left to run this second most urbanized city, which generates almost 30 per cent of revenue in Tamil Nadu. There has to be some direct intervention from the government by even appointing some in-charge person to monitor the scheme of affairs. We need to find a solution, else the party’s vacuum in the district may increase further...
  • Blame game begins in AIADMK after narrow defeat in Katpadi Blame game begins in AIADMK after narrow defeat in Katpadi

    The defeat of AIADMK candidate V Ramu, who lost to DMK’s Duraimurugan, in Katpadi constituency has resulted in both Ramu and AIADMK Vellore urban district secretary SRK Appu blaming each other.

  • Miles to go, Stalin’s task cut out Miles to go, Stalin’s task cut out

    Raging pandemic, struggling economy may be challenges for the new Chief Minister who has promises to keep

  • EPS’ reservation arithmetic backfires in north EPS’ reservation arithmetic backfires in north

    The caste arithmetic with Vanniyar reservation appears to have backfired for the AIADMK. Conversely, the DMK has benefitted richly from the AIADMK’s decision to provide 10.5 per cent reservation to...

  • MNM vote share dips as it remains urban-centric MNM vote share dips as it remains urban-centric

    Actor Kamal Haasan led Makkal Needhi Maiam not only failed to win a seat in the State Assembly polls but also polled fewer votes than it got in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

  • DMK’s I Periyasamy records highest victory margin in Assembly polls DMK’s I Periyasamy records highest victory margin in Assembly polls

    Senior DMK leader I Periyasamy recorded a massive victory in the just-concluded State Assembly election, trouncing the nearest rival by a margin of more than 1.35 lakh votes from Athoor constituency...

  • Cabinet berth can improve twin districts, feel residents Cabinet berth can improve twin districts, feel residents

    The people from the twin districts of Ariyalur and Perambalur, which have so far not got a representation in the state cabinet, expect a berth this time so that both these backward districts, which...

  • Swearing in will be a simple function at Raj Bhavan: Stalin Swearing in will be a simple function at Raj Bhavan: Stalin

    The DMK won the 2021 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu held on April 6 with a comfortable majority.

  • EPS to become undisputed leader in AIADMK EPS to become undisputed leader in AIADMK

    EPS himself won the Edappadi seat with a thumping majority of 93,802 votes, the highest by a sitting Chief Minister in the history of Tamil Nadu.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021: Minister C Vijayabaskar wins in Viralimalai Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021: Minister C Vijayabaskar wins in Viralimalai

    The counting process was delayed in Viralimalai following an EVM complaint raised by the DMK yesterday.