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  • After the Assembly Elections/ Stricken BJP Striving to Recover: Shastri Ramachandaran

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, New Delhi

    TamilnaduFirst.com brings you an exclusive interview of Shastri Ramachandaran, senior journalist and political and foreign affairs commentator based in Delhi, on the impact of the recent assembly elections on the political fortunes of the BJP and the Opposition. The ruling BJP is still reeling under the political blow it has been dealt in the elections, says Shastri.

  • DMK storms back to power in TN, Stalin set to be CM

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Chennai

    The DMK stormed back to power in Tamil Nadu after a gap of 10 years, with its president M K Stalin set to take over as chief minister on May 7 at a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan. The DMK-led front won 159 of the 234 seats up for grabsin the April 6 elections, counting for which was taken up on May 2 and 3, 2021. The AIADMK had to bow out of power, coming down from 134 in the previous House to just 66 now. Edappadi Palaniswami submitted his resignation as chief minister.

  • Kamal Haasan loses Coimbatore South to Vanathi of BJP by 1,439 votes

    Sunday, May 2, 2021, Coimbatore

    Noted actor and MNM leader Kamal Haasan lost narrowly to BJP leader Vanathi Srinivasan in Coimbatore South constituency. The margin of defeat was just 1,439 votes.

  • On Lankan Tamil Issue, AIADMK on sticky wicket, BJP not on same page

    Thursday, April 22, 2021, Chennai

    The AIADMK and its ally, the BJP, are not on the same page here. The AIADMK wants the convicts in the Rajiv killing case be given pardon but Governor Banwarilal Purohit toes the Centre line that no mercy should be shown as it is an issue concerning national security and terrorism

  • How Sasikala rose to become de facto CM in Jaya Govt -- Part 1

    Thursday, April 22, 2021, Chennai

    Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala became the extra-constitutional authority and Tamil Nadu her fiefdom. Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence became a beehive of corruption as she and Sasikala set up at the residence, and acquired properties worth thousands of crores

  • Will Amit Shah cajole a reluctant Rajni to launch party?

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Chennai

    BJP circles are working on a plan to get Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah to meet actor Rajinikanth during his Chennai visit on November 21, and convince him to launch a new party in time for the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

  • TN fast turning into a land of religious bigotry

    Sunday, July 19, 2020, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu fast turning into a land of religious bigotry. What BJP functionaries have not been able to do in the state, a YouTube channel has achieved overnight

  • BJP popularity shrinks by half in just two years

    Monday, December 23, 2019, Ranchi

    The BJP, which had assumed power in 71 per cent of the country’s States in 2017, has come down to just 35 per cent hold barely two years later.

  • Jharkhand shows that opposition has to consolidate the alliances

    Monday, December 23, 2019, Ranchi

    The Jharkhand result has established that the BJP is losing its political sheen across the country, and that the opposition parties just have to be patient in continuing the pattern of broad alliances to trounce the saffron party. Equally, parties like the Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka, and the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) should also learn from the Jharkhand lesson, undo their hasty act of snapping alliances after just one defeat.

  • JMM-Congress combine captures power in Jharkhand, BJP loses

    Monday, December 23, 2019, Ranchi

    The ruling BJP was ousted from power in Jharkhand, as the JMM-Congress-RJD combine swept the Assembly elections, leading in 47 of the 81 seats that went to the polls in December 2019. Hemant Soren of the Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha is expected to form a coalition government with the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

  • Cheer for Congress as Vaithilingam leads in Puducherry

    Thursday, May 23, 2019, Puducherry

    The Congress-led government in Puducherry is relieved as its Lok Sabha candidate, Speaker V. Vaithilingam established an early lead for the lone seat in Puducherry. Vaithilingam was ahead of K. Narayanasamy of AINRC, who is being supported by several parties of the AIADMK-led front including the BJP.

  • DMK leads in 18 Lok Sabha constituencies in TN, AIADMK front in 2

    Thursday, May 23, 2019, New Delhi

    DMK-led UPA has established early leads in 16 of 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu as counting commenced for Lok Sabha and 22 Assembly by-elections in the State.

  • Early trends for NDA in Lok Sabha elections, YSRCP in AP

    Thursday, May 23, 2019, New Delhi

    Counting has begun for 541 Lok Sabha constituencies in the country, with early trends, based on postal ballots, giving a lead to the NDA over the opposition. The NDA was leading in 89 seats (loss of 6 seats) , the UPA in 23 (a gain of one), and others in 33 (a gain of 4). In Uttar Pradesh, a close contest seems to be in the offing,

  • Congress needs alliance with BSP in the long run

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, New Delhi

    The results of the elections to three States – MP, Rajasthan and Vhhatisgarh – may have brought the Congress back to power and at the forefront of the struggle to dislodge the BJP from power at the Centre, but an analysis of the voting trends shows that the Congress needs to tie up with the BSP in various States to pip the BJP at the hustings.

  • BJP tag hinders growth of Rajni political party in Tamil Nadu

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Chennai

    Much as actor Rajinikanth tries to cover up his BJP tag, the issue keeps cropping up every now and then, blocking the growth of his political party. His statement a few days ago indirectly praising PM Narendra Modi is the latest in the saga of the actor taking one step forward but two steps back while trying to build an independent party in Tamil Nadu.

  • Tamil student Sophia arrested for anti-Modi, anti-BJP slogan in aircraft

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Thoothukudi

    Tamil Nadu, already earning a notorious tag for its efforts to put down dissent especially against the BJP, blotted its copybook further with the arrest of a 28-year-old research scholar from Canada, Lois Sofia, for shouting, “down with Modi, BJP-RSS fascist government,” towards the end of a Chennai-Thoothukudi flight when TN BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan crossed her.

  • DMK becomes rallying point for opposition unity

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Chennai

    Leader after leader of various opposition parties, speaking at the Kalaignar condolence meeting in Chennai on August 30, stressed that the newly-elected president M K Stalin will play a crucial role in the formation of the next government at the Centre. For Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Pon Radhakrishnan of the BJP, it must have been galling to find a galaxy of opposition parties coming together under one platform which could be a precursor to an alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • AIADMK swallows bitter Amit Shah pill by backing NDA in LS

    Saturday, July 21, 2018, New Delhi

    The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has had to swallow a bitter pill administered by BJP National President Amit Shah just a few days ago in Chennai, by agreeing to his request to support the NDA government in the Lok Sabha today. Amit Shah had hit out at massive corruption in Tamil Nadu, a direct indictment of the AIADMK government in the State, forcing AIADMK leaders to hit back strongly at the BJP.

  • BJP jolted by Shiv Sena abstention from LS in crucial no trust vote

    Saturday, July 21, 2018, New Delhi

    The ruling NDA government led by the BJP was stung on July 20, 2018, by the decision of its key constituency and ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, to abstain from the Lok Sabha debate on the no trust move against the government, and its refusal to bail out the Modi government at a crucial juncture.

  • SC verdict has come as a boost to the Puducherry government, AAP in Delhi

    Thursday, July 5, 2018, Puducherry

    The Supreme Court verdict on the powers of the Lt. Governor, making it clear that he has no independent power and that he must abide by the Council of Ministers, has come as a relief to the people of Delhi and Puducherry who have suffered due to the LT Governor blocking various legislations and welfare measures of the elected governments.

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