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Tehelka Article on Tamil Nadu Politics

This article probably brings out things that are already known to public, hard hitting facts…


DMK gets New Nadar Community Organisation Support

DMK has struck an agreement with Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi, a joint forum of the Nadar Community. It has alloted 1 seat to Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi which it will contest in DMK symbol.

Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi was formed recently by combining various Nadar organisations, however Sarath Kumar’s AISMK struck an alliance with AIADMK.

Finally DMK – Congress Seat Sharing Confirmation

Finally, finally after all the drama at the state & the centre, the seat sharing has been finalised between DMK & Congress. 7 year partnership was put to test during the course of last fortnight by tough and unrelenting bargaining on both sides.

Now finally both seem to have agreed to 63 seats for Congress. . . . → Read More: Finally DMK – Congress Seat Sharing Confirmation

Split Wide Open

DMK-Congree alliance has split wide open. The Seat Sharing arrangement (60seats for Congress) has been “dropped”. DMK says it is Congress’ fault esp. the home minister PC is responsible for the situation.

DMK has decided to withdraw from the Union Government & it’s MPs are meeting the PM before they submit their resignation…. (still a . . . → Read More: Split Wide Open

DMK Alliance – Final Picture

Update on 05/Mar = This looks like a no-so final picture after all… DMK has withdrawn from the Government in the Centre, throwing the ball in Congress’ court.


DMK alliance will have the following parties

DMK = 122 seats Congress = 60 seats PMK = 31 seats VCK = 10 seats MMK = 1 . . . → Read More: DMK Alliance – Final Picture

DMK Alliance – Preview

DMK alliance will have the following parties (as of 03/Mar/2011)

DMK (no. of seats undecided) Congress (No. of seats undecided) PMK (31 seats) VCK (10 seats) MMK (1 seat) IUML (3 seats) KNMK (7 seats) – Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam

It is expected that DMK will contest from atleast 132 seats (as in 2006) leaving 50 . . . → Read More: DMK Alliance – Preview

Is DMK loosing out due to High Expectations?

I clearly remember the 1996 elections when the hype was DMK winning the elections on the promise of clean & people friendly Government. Jayalalitha’s 1st term as CM had been a bad experience for many to a major extent due to the display of raw use of power & perceived corruption (highlighted by SunTV in . . . → Read More: Is DMK loosing out due to High Expectations?

DMK Alliance – VCK

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) has been given 10 seats to contest as part of the DMK alliance.

After demanding 25 seats, VCK has settled for 10.

In 2006, VCK had fought 9 seats as part of the AIADMK alliance & won 2.

Seat Sharing PMK

PMK has got 31seats to contest in the elections as part of the DMK+Congress+ alliance.

Now the next big news is to wait to see how many seats Congress will contest from.

Battle for Tamil Nadu

Battle for Tamil Nadu is hotting up. DMK looked unbeatable not long back, now looks completely down and out. 2G SCAM is the latest nail in the coffin that is proving to be a big poll issue. DMK which once routed out Jayalalitha in 1996 on corruption plank is now facing a major beating on . . . → Read More: Battle for Tamil Nadu