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In a joint statement, party coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator K Palaniswami (in picture) said the AIADMK will serve with great responsibility as the opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.(PTI )

AIADMK thanks voters, says it has great responsibility as opposition party

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Expressing "heartfelt gratitude" to the people who voted for the party and its allies in the April 6 Assembly elections, the results of which were announced on Sunday, the party recalled its development initiatives.
DMK party cadre carry placards with the image of MK Stalin as they celebrate the results at the party headquarters in Chennai on Sunday.(AFP)
DMK party cadre carry placards with the image of MK Stalin as they celebrate the results at the party headquarters in Chennai on Sunday.(AFP)

TN assembly polls: DMK chief MK Stalin thanks people for mandate

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:42 PM IST
MK Stalin also thanked the political leaders across the country and other people who have been congratulating him for the DMK’s performance in the elections.
Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections began at 8am amid tight security.(ANI Twitter)
Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections began at 8am amid tight security.(ANI Twitter)

Election Result updates: Rahul Gandhi says he's happy to congratulate Mamata

Written by Prashasti Singh, Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 09:06 PM IST
2021 Election Results Live Updates: After a high-octane election campaign in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the union territory of Puducherry, counting of votes has begun. Results for all four states and the UT are expected to pour in from 5pm.
Asked on the number of EVMs that encountered faults, Satyabrata Sahoo said it is 'very few' and all were rectified and nowhere polls were stopped due to such matters. In picture - People in a queue at a polling station in Chennai.(PTI)
Asked on the number of EVMs that encountered faults, Satyabrata Sahoo said it is 'very few' and all were rectified and nowhere polls were stopped due to such matters. In picture - People in a queue at a polling station in Chennai.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu assembly election: Polling proceeds 'smoothly' with 40% voter turnout

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:40 PM IST
"Till 1 pm, the polling was 39.61 per cent and the highest was Virudhunagar district with 41.79 per cent and lowest was Tirunelveli with 32.29 per cent," Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan has been actively campaigning in the Coimbatore South constituency, where he is contesting.(PTI)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan has been actively campaigning in the Coimbatore South constituency, where he is contesting.(PTI)

‘Expose them, tag me’: Kamal Haasan has a request for Coimbatore South voters

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Kamal Haasan has appealed to the voters in the constituency to expose anyone who approaches them for their votes with money or gifts.
File photo: The three transferred officers will be attached to the director general of police (DGP) headquarters while awaiting posting orders.
File photo: The three transferred officers will be attached to the director general of police (DGP) headquarters while awaiting posting orders.

Election commission transfers 3 more police officials in poll bound Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 09:48 AM IST
  • The orders come in the wake of reports of cash seizures from police stations in Trichy west, from where DMK strongman K N Nehru is contesting.
Yogi Adityanath also thanked the people of Tamil Nadu for contributing nearly <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>120 crore for the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.(PTI)
Yogi Adityanath also thanked the people of Tamil Nadu for contributing nearly 120 crore for the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.(PTI)

UP CM Yogi Adityanath says DMK, Congress failed to safeguard women

PTI | , Coimbatore
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 12:14 AM IST
Referring to alleged derogatory remarks made by some political party leaders, including DMK MP A Raja,recently, UP CM Adityanath said this has proved that there would be no protection to women if these parties were voted to power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Palakkad on Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Palakkad on Tuesday.(PTI)

PM steps up attack on DMK, says LDF ‘betrayed’ Kerala

By Divya Chandrababu, Ramesh Babu, Chennai/thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Modi addresses rallies in southern states, hits out at ‘non-performing Cong govts’ over the years in Puducherry.
TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami during a campaign speech.(Twitter/@EPSTamilNadu)
TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami during a campaign speech.(Twitter/@EPSTamilNadu)

TN CM Palaniswami turns emotional, says God will punish DMK leader A Raja

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 12:03 AM IST
A day after the AIADMK lodged a police complaint against Raja for his comment, Edappadi K Palaniswami, obviously sad, denounced the offensive language used by the rival party leader.
DMK President MK Stalin said the leadership of the party will never accept such talks. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
DMK President MK Stalin said the leadership of the party will never accept such talks. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

DMK cadres should not use derogatory language when campaigning: MK Stalin

ANI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • This comes after DMK leader A Raja made a controversial remark about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy, comparing him to the DMK chief's slippers.
"Our leaders MGR and Jayalalitha still lives in the hearts of people because of their work and schemes," chief minister Palaniswami said.(HT Photo)
"Our leaders MGR and Jayalalitha still lives in the hearts of people because of their work and schemes," chief minister Palaniswami said.(HT Photo)

TN CM Palaniswami says AIADMK candidates are 'ISI certified'

ANI | , Karur, Tamil Nadu
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 03:23 PM IST
"Our AIADMK candidates are ISI certified but their candidates (DMK) are duplicate. Voters should not believe in duplicate," chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami said while campaigning in Karur.
Countdown timer set to May 2, 2021 in the DMK office building in Chennai.(ANI)
Countdown timer set to May 2, 2021 in the DMK office building in Chennai.(ANI)

DMK puts up countdown timer outside party office, date set for results day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 10:30 PM IST
The clock has been set to end on May 2, 2021, the date on which counting of votes will be held in Tamil Nadu.
BJP's CT Ravi releasing the '100 reasons to reject DMK' document.(Twitter/@CTRavi_BJP)
BJP's CT Ravi releasing the '100 reasons to reject DMK' document.(Twitter/@CTRavi_BJP)

TN: BJP releases '100 reasons to reject DMK' document

ANI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:33 PM IST
While releasing the '100 Reasons To Reject DMK' document at Chennai, BJP leader CT Ravi said, " DMK stands for dynastic politics. After M Karunanidhi, Stalin is the owner of the party. Udhayanithi will be the owner of the party next."
Indian actor turned politician Kamal Haasan, founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), a regional political party, attends a media briefing ahead of the Tamil Nadu state legislative assembly elections in Chennai on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)
Indian actor turned politician Kamal Haasan, founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), a regional political party, attends a media briefing ahead of the Tamil Nadu state legislative assembly elections in Chennai on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)

Kamal Haasan releases election manifesto, promises income for housewives

PTI | , Coimbatore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Outlining his party's manifesto, Kamal Haasan said facilitation is proposed to be made for homemakers to get suitable opportunities to earn and it does not mean doles from government treasury.
Assembly election in Tamil Nadu has been scheduled for April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2.(PTI)
Assembly election in Tamil Nadu has been scheduled for April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2.(PTI)

DMK fields Poondi Kalaivanan from Thiruvarur, ADMK gives RK Nagar to RS Rajesh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Here is a look at where the two former chief ministers M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalitha contested and who have been fielded to fill their absence.
The Tamil Nadu Assembly polls are scheduled to be held on April 6 and the results will be declared on May 2.(PTI)
The Tamil Nadu Assembly polls are scheduled to be held on April 6 and the results will be declared on May 2.(PTI)

EC orders transfer of Tamil Nadu IG, South Zone, to non-election post

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 09:57 PM IST
The election commission also asked the state government to send a list of names of officers for appointment as IG, South Zone, official sources said.
Single phase polling to 234 seats in Tamil Nadu is scheduled on April 6.(HT File Photo)
Single phase polling to 234 seats in Tamil Nadu is scheduled on April 6.(HT File Photo)

TN assembly elections: Scores of candidates file papers on day 3 of nomination

PTI | , Chennai
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Since the nomination process began on March 12, 1,223 people including 210 women candidates have filed the papers, according to EC statistics.
Assembly election in Tamil Nadu has been scheduled for April 6, 2021.(HT File Photo)
Assembly election in Tamil Nadu has been scheduled for April 6, 2021.(HT File Photo)

TN assembly polls: Movable assets of O Panneerselvam, TTV Dhinakaran go up

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 02:30 PM IST
O Panneerselvam is seeking a third term from Bodinayakkanur in Theni district and all of the assets were movable and he had no immovable assets in his name, which was the case in 2016 as well, he said.
Edappadi in Salem district has historically remained one of the strongholds of the ruling AIADMK party and the chief minister has won the constituency four times including the 2011 and 2016 assembly elections.(Twitter/@AIADMKITWINGOFL)
Edappadi in Salem district has historically remained one of the strongholds of the ruling AIADMK party and the chief minister has won the constituency four times including the 2011 and 2016 assembly elections.(Twitter/@AIADMKITWINGOFL)

Top TN leaders, including chief minister, file nominations for assembly polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 04:36 PM IST
The last date of nominations for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu is on March 19 as announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The decision to allot seats to DMDK was taken considering victory in mind, AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran said.(PTI)
The decision to allot seats to DMDK was taken considering victory in mind, AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran said.(PTI)

Vijayakanth's DMDK seals deal with Dhinakaran's AMMK for 60 seats in TN polls

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 11:06 PM IST
Candidates previously announced by AMMK for segments now earmarked for DMDK would be withdrawn, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam top leader TTV Dhinakaran said.
The BJP has fielded Kushboo Sundar from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai.(Twitter/@khushsundar)
The BJP has fielded Kushboo Sundar from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai.(Twitter/@khushsundar)

After getting BJP ticket in Tamil Nadu, Kushboo Sundar questions Congress, DMK

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST
“DMK and the Congress can not accept orders from a woman. How many seats have they given to women candidates?” Kushboo Sundar asked.
MK Stalin expressed confidence that the DMK will win the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.(ANI)
MK Stalin expressed confidence that the DMK will win the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.(ANI)

DMK’s MK Stalin promises to act on 17 lakh petitions within 100 days if elected

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Targeting the ruling AIADMK government, Stalin said, “These are common problems. The present government could not even solve these everyday problems faced by people."
The CPI has fielded veteran leader Marimuthu for the Thiruthuraipoondi (Reserve) constituency.(HT File Photo)
The CPI has fielded veteran leader Marimuthu for the Thiruthuraipoondi (Reserve) constituency.(HT File Photo)

Tamil Nadu assembly election 2021: CPI announces candidates for 6 seats

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 06:24 PM IST
CPI state secretary R Mutharasan reiterated that the CPI agreed to contest from six seats as it was determined to ensure the victory of the DMK-combine.
Kushboo Sundar was a former Congress national spokesperson and joined the BJP in October 2020.(ANI)
Kushboo Sundar was a former Congress national spokesperson and joined the BJP in October 2020.(ANI)

BJP releases candidate list, Kushboo to contest from Thousand Lights

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Popular south Indian actor Kushboo Sundar is contesting from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai, which has been a DMK stronghold.
Earlier in the day, the CM also criticised the DMK for dynasty politics, after MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin was fielded as a candidate from the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in Chennai.(ANI)
Earlier in the day, the CM also criticised the DMK for dynasty politics, after MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin was fielded as a candidate from the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in Chennai.(ANI)

TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami confident of ‘sweeping majority’ in assembly polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Talking about electoral alliances, Palaniswami said that the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party breaking its ties with the ADMK would not be a loss.
DMK President MK Stalin at a public meeting, in Tiruchirappalli. (PTI Photo)
DMK President MK Stalin at a public meeting, in Tiruchirappalli. (PTI Photo)

Stalin retains his seat in DMK's list of candidates for TN assembly polls

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 01:58 PM IST
  • The election will be held in Tamil Nadu on April 6 and the counting of votes will take place on May 2
Several candidates of DMK allies will contest polls using DMK's rising sun symbol.
Several candidates of DMK allies will contest polls using DMK's rising sun symbol.

TN assembly polls: 187 candidates to use DMK's rising sun symbol for winnability

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 01:44 PM IST
  • The DMK’s rising sun and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (AIADMK) two leaves symbols have more recall value among the electorate.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party Asaduddin Owaisi speaking during a public meeting.(AFP)
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party Asaduddin Owaisi speaking during a public meeting.(AFP)

News updates from HT: Dhinakaran's AMMK gives 3 seats to Owaisi's AIMIM

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)

Kamal Haasan’s MNM alleges DMK has copied its poll promises

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:08 PM IST
“I would be pleased if the DMK, which had copied all the highlights of our election manifesto, will also take up our honesty,” Haasan tweeted in Tamil.
Amit Shah started the door-to-door campaign by visiting 11 homes at Suchindram town in Kanyakumari.(PTI)
Amit Shah started the door-to-door campaign by visiting 11 homes at Suchindram town in Kanyakumari.(PTI)

Amit Shah confident of NDA victory in upcoming TN assembly polls

ANI | , Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
"I am confident that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-BJP- Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) government will be formed in Tamil Nadu," Amit Shah said.
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