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Jaya to stake claim to form govt on Sunday

AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala Sunday to stake her claim to form the government in the state for a third time, two days after her party's landslide victory in the assembly polls. The number game

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Jaya to stake claim to form govt on Sunday

AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala Sunday to stake her...

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DMDK seals pact with Jaya

Battle for Tamil Nadu is getting poised for a keener contest after AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Friday managed to rope in film-star turned politician Vijayakant in her bid to stitch up a rainbow alliance to boost her comeback bid. HT reports.

Pact done, lobbies get into action

Chennai Congress has begun to finalise its list of candidates for the 63 seats it has been allotted for the assembly polls, as part of a patch-up deal with the ruling DMK. HT reports.

Populism powers TN battle

Tamil Nadu voters are in for a bonanza, whoever wins – as AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Thursday matched and bettered almost every election promise made by DMK patriarch and chief minister M Karunanidhi. KV Lakshmana reports.

On his home ground, Raja is still the king

The hall-cum-foyer where former telecom minister A Raja used to grant audience to people in Perambulur today serves as headquarters for the campaign of M Prabhakaran, an Indian Oil gas dealer and newcomer candidate for the DMK.

It's raining sops in TN

Should the Election Commission now step in to examine whether these constitute a violation of the electoral code of conduct? KV Lakshmana reports.

Small parties band together

In the context of Tamil Nadu politics, how many can recall the full form of parties such as the ANMK or IJK? They could play havoc with fortunes of the giants, the DMK and AIADMK, a fact that gives them a chance to play pricey, mainly in cases where the contest is tough. KV Lakshmana reports.

TN opens up to Hindi speakers

In a state where the DMK gained political strength by whipping up emotional and violent anti-Hindi agitations in the late sixties and early seventies, Hindi-speaking people from different parts of the country have started finding acceptance in every walk of life, including politics. KV Lakshmana reports.

Case against Alagiri for ‘assaulting’ EC videographer

Union chemicals and fertilisers minister MK Alagiri is having frequent brushes with the Election Commission. KV Lakshmana reports.

To lure voters in south, BJP cashes in on ‘watchdog’ role

Fighting the tag of an ‘outsider’, the BJP is asking for votes in Tamil Nadu and Kerala not to form governments— but to play the role of an effective opposition. Shekhar Iyer reports.

Jaya woos Christians with pilgrimage to Bethlehem

If the AIADMK is voted to power it will help Christians travel to Bethlehem just like Muslims go for the Haj pilgrimage, promised AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa addressing an election meeting in Kanyakumari. HT reports.

Clash of titans at Saidapet: Stalin vs Saidai Duraiswamy

It will be a clash of titans at Kolathur, a newly-carved constituency in the city, where senior DMK leader and Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin will square off with AIADMK's Saidai Duraiswamy, a blue-eyed boy of the late MGR.

CPI-M leader flays Karuna for attacking EC

Slamming Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his attacks on Election Commission, CPI-M Central Committee member T K Rangarajan on Monday said continuing seizures of money allegedly meant for voters only exposed DMK's designs to "demolish democracy" and asked the poll body to further tighten its vigil.

Tough EC, restive DMK

The Election Commission is having frequent brushes with the ruling party DMK. The EC has taken measures starting with posting key officials in vital places. This drew the ire of the ruling DMK, with its leaders mounting a frontal attack against these officials with allegations that they were favouring the opposition AIADMK.

DMK’s main rival is EC, not Jaya’s party

“We are not fighting the ADMK here. Our main opponent this time is the Election Commission,” declared a soft-spoken DMK leader Sedapatti Mutthiah, who had been MLA, MP and speaker of the Tamil Nadu assembly.

DMK, Congress have a lot in common, says Sonia

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday shared the stage with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in an election rally, highlighting the strides made by the state under the latter’s leadership. KV Lakshmana reports.
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