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POLITICS

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AIADMK, DMK, Khushbu sundar, Congress

Khushbu Sundar: 'Narendra Modi has no appeal in Tamil Nadu. Every time he visits, 'Go Back Modi' trends'! Congress-DMK will win 35 of 39 seats'

Congress leader and actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar spoke with Rohit E David on the 'hasty decision' to cancel the Vellore election, the BJP's appeal in Tamil politics and Tamil leaders, from Kamal Hassan to Stalin.

POLITICS

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AIADMK, Lok Sabha polls 2019, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Vellore Cancelled: Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore cancelled after cash seizure

While this is the first time a Lok Sabha poll has been cancelled on account of cash seizures, Tamil Nadu has often seen Assembly polls cancelled on the same charge.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha polls 2019, Aiadmk-bjp alliance, AIADMK

The BJP-AIADMK tie-up: Will the national party finally make inroads into the southern bastion?

With All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam sorting an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Pattali Makkal Katchi for the Lok Sabha elections in TN, the combine could translate into votes for both the 'outsider' and the 'incumbent'.

POLITICS

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J Jayalalithaa, DMK, AIADMK, Upper caste reservation

Dravidian politics vs reservation for upper castes: The old dragon breathes fire - yet again

Dravidian parties stand by the ideology they were conceived upon and oppose the empowering economically weaker upper caste groups.

POLITICS

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Tamil Nadu, DMK, AIADMK, Violence

Those who lost their loved ones in Tuticorin police firing deserve answers

Why did civilian protesters face police firing, many losing their lives, others, their limbs? Isn't the system meant to protect the vulnerable, not attack them?

VARIETY

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Tamil Nadu, AIADMK, Vijay, Sarkar

AIADMK objects to ‘Sarkar’: Self goal for the party, free promotion for the movie

The movie is mediocre, a vehicle of propaganda for actor Vijay’s political ambitions.

POLITICS

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By-poll, Tamil Nadu, AIADMK, EPS

Why Madras High Court verdict on disqualification of 18 MLAs is a shot in the arm for AIADMK

The order now cements Edappadi K Palaniswami's position as one of the strongest leaders in the AIADMK.

POLITICS

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Tamil nadu politics, Mlas disqualified, AIADMK, Tamil nadu government

Why court upholding disqualification of 18 MLAs is a victory for AIADMK govt

With 116 members, the AIADMK is well above the halfway mark of 107 in the 234-member Assembly.

VARIETY

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AIADMK, MK Stalin, Marina beach, Karunanidhi burial

Karunanidhi burial: Why Dravidian electoral politics rests on Marina Beach

The AIADMK failed to see that rejecting DMK’s wish to lay Kalaignar to rest at Marina Beach will be seen as an insult and trigger public outrage.

POLITICS

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TTV Dhinakaran, AIADMK, Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa

Leadership in disarray, cadre discontent: Can the AIADMK pull itself together?

The party feels Jayalalithaa’s absence keenly, even as TTV Dhinakaran’s rising popularity threatens it.