Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicTamil Nadu Assembly elections

Topic: Tamil Nadu Assembly elections

SubscriberWrites: Why Kamal Haasan lost in the Tamil Nadu polls but Udaynithi has a winning combination

It’s all about the views of 2K generation which is looking for natural talent or experience in its politicians, says Balaji Alagurajan.

Wall Street banker sworn in as Tamil Nadu finance minister faces trial by fire in new job  

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management. He takes over as TN finance minister at a time when the state is reeling under high debt and huge fiscal deficit.

Cong performance in assembly polls disappointing, CWC to review results, says Sonia Gandhi

The Congress leader also congratulated Mamata Banerjee, M K Stalin and the Left parties for their victories in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala assembly polls respectively.

Kamal Haasan loses, his MNM draws a blank in first assembly poll outing in Tamil Nadu

While Kamal Haasan polled just over 33% of the votes in Coimbatore South, other candidates from his party failed to make any dent in the opponents' prospects.

AIADMK may have lost, but for Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu election results are seen as a win

With no Jayalalithaa & battling anti-incumbency, Chief Minister Palaniswami held his own and ensured AIADMK will still be a vital part of the state's politics as the main opposition.

Mamata Banerjee, Babul Supriyo, Dhinakaran, Sreedharan — the big losers this election

Several names, considered promising candidates for their parties, lost the seats they contested in 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam & Puducherry.

Assam win offers consolation to BJP on day of grand Bengal defeat & blow to Kerala, TN push

2021 assembly elections were a super-charged affair dogged by controversy from the get-go, primarily on account of the rallies convened by parties amid Covid.

Stalin has won, but Udhayanidhi is the real ‘rising son’ of DMK

Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK chief M.K. Stalin & grandson of former CM M.K. Karunanidhi, is leading by a comfortable margin at Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni.

Poll updates: Mamata concedes defeat in Nandigram, happy Bengal ‘saved country’, BJP says it accepts mandate

Trinamool Congress wins in West Bengal, LDF in Kerala, DMK in Tamil Nadu and BJP in Assam. Here are the updates of the 2021 assembly election results.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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