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New parties testing electoral waters in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:56

Tamil Nadu, the land of regional parties where the two Dravidian outfits have ruled the roost for long, is witnessing a few fledgling parties testing their electoral luck for the first time in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections, including AAP and IJK.

BJP, AIADMK attack each other

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:50

In their first attack against each other ahead of Lok Sabha polls, ruling AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today slammed BJP for "betrayal" on Cauvery water sharing issue, prompting Narendra Modi to hit back accusing her and DMK of being perpetually engaged in decimating each other, ignoring people`s welfare.

Jaya slams BJP, says it is no different from Cong on Cauvery

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 17:58

In her first ever attack against BJP in her ongoing election campaign, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said the party was no different from Congress on the emotive Cauvery issue.

Celebrity Tamil novelist supports Modi, gets threat

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:22

Popular Tamil novelist RN Joe D`Cruz finds himself "facing threats" and "hate mails" after he expressed his support for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, hailing his Gujarat regime as "a visionary government".

BJP-led combine an alliance of contradictions: CPI

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:04

Describing the BJP-led alliance in Tamil Nadu as an "alliance of contradictions", CPI National Secretary D Raja on Sunday wondered how long it would hold together and claimed that the traditional Dravidian parties in the state were facing a testing time.

Pollachi has turned too hot for AIADMK

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:43

With its sitting MP P K Sugumar embroiled in the cash for letter controversy, AIADMK is moving heaven and earth to retain Pollachi Lok Sabha seat by fielding a new face, where arch rival DMK and KMDK are also going all out to hoist their flag.

Lok Sabha polls: Chidambaram slogging to send his son to Parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:38

Innumerable branches of nationalised banks and ATMs dot the region as you drive down from Madurai proclaiming the hold of Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who had won seven times from this rural constituency to go to Parliament.

AIADMK, DMK take people for granted, NDA will fulfil aspirations: Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:13

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday charged Tamil Nadu`s AIADMK and DMK with taking the people for granted and did not bother about their welfare, and asserted a third force - his party-led six-member alliance - would fulfil their wishes.

Now Alagiri seeks defeat of Tirunelveli DMK candidate

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 00:58

Slamming the choice of DMK`s candidate, a loyalist of his younger brother MK Stalin, in Tirunelveli Lok Sabha constituency, expelled party leader MK Alagiri on Saturday exhorted his supporters to ensure that he finished third in the April 24 polls.

Calculating candidates expenses as per SC order: CEC

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 22:35

Rejecting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa`s objections to the method of working out expenditure of candidates, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday asserted the Commission was calculating the expenses as per the Supreme Court order.