Tamil Nadu polls

Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha election, says will focus on Tamil Nadu polls

Rajinikanth had announced his decision to make a foray into politics in 2017, amid much cheer and fanfare. 

Feb 17, 2019, 11:37 AM IST

Kamal Haasan takes the political plunge, to float own party by September-end

Tamil Nadu has traditionally been a state where leading film actors transformed into leading mainstream politicians. This includes J Jayalalithaa, M G Ramachandran, and Vijayakanth.

Sep 15, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Madras HC orders local body polls before November 17

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the conduct of polls for local bodies in Tamil Nadu before November 17 this year.

Sep 04, 2017, 14:04 PM IST

Madras HC orders local body polls before November 17

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the conduct of polls for local bodies in Tamil Nadu before November 17 this year.

Sep 04, 2017, 14:04 PM IST

TN polls: Filing of nomimation for Thanjavur, Aravakurichi Assembly seats from today

The filing of nomination for Thanjavur, Aravakurichi, Thiruparankundram Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu begins today.

Oct 26, 2016, 10:05 AM IST

Ex-president Abdul Kalam's kin wants Tamil Nadu to vote for BJP

Had it not been for the BJP, Kalam wouldn't have been the president, Saleem said. 

May 16, 2016, 17:23 PM IST

Polling for Tamil Nadu assembly begins

Over one lakh security personnel have been deployed to ensure peaceful elections.

May 16, 2016, 07:46 AM IST

Polling in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur constituency deferred from May 16 to 23

Earlier, the EC had postponed the polling in Aravakurichi Constituency on from May16 to 23 in the wake of the distribution of money and gift items.

May 15, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: A high-octane contest in southern state

The Tamil Nadu is all set for the high-octane contest in the forthcoming Assembly polls scheduled on May 16 this year. Voting will be held in a single phase for the total 234 Assembly seats in the state. 

May 15, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Voters summoned for accepting cash for votes

The summons were issued under Section 160 of the People's Representation Act, 1951, district Superintendent of Police Vijayendra S Bidari said.

May 14, 2016, 19:05 PM IST

'553 crorepatis, 283 with declared criminal cases in Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections'

A total of 94 candidates out of the 343 analysed have not declared their PAN details, while 204 have not declared income tax details.

May 10, 2016, 20:15 PM IST

10 million people to pledge for ethical voting today in Tamil Nadu

The Election Commission has organised mass pledge taking events for over 10 million voters Tuesday to promote ethical voting in Tamil Nadu.

May 10, 2016, 09:41 AM IST

Tamil Nadu CM defends shower of freebies, says AIADMK is 'pro-poor'

"I do agree we have announced that we have promised freebie schemes. It is because the AIADMK party led by me is always on the side of the poor," she said at an election rally while referring to Opposition's criticism over it.

May 09, 2016, 00:37 AM IST

Jaya rakes up Cauvery, methane issues, says DMK 'anti-farmers'

Hitting the campaign trail in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa alleged that "Karunanidhi and DMK had betrayed Tamil Nadu" ever since the Cauvery issue broke out in the 1960s.

May 09, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

"Who is Jayalalithaa to attack us on 2G scam when she is convicted in Tansi case"

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi on Friday launched an attack on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa while adding that her name in 2G scam will not effect her party's performance in the upcoming state assembly election. 

May 07, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

Jaya plays sister card, seeks bigger margin in her constituency

Jayalalithaa said she had been earlier elected by the people to defeat "adharma, opportunism," and asked them to repeat the same.

May 06, 2016, 21:53 PM IST

BJP is the alternative in Tamil Nadu, says PM Modi

PM Modi said the state government is steeped into corruption and politicians are not ashamed about that.

May 06, 2016, 21:33 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Tamil Nadu on May 7

Rahul Gandhi will be in Tamil Nadu on May 7 and 10, in Puducherry on May 10 and in Kerala on May 11 and 12.

May 05, 2016, 22:26 PM IST

Tamil Nadu polls: Modi govt taking anti-working class initiatives, says CPI

Referring to RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's "one-eyed king" remarks, Raja said though BJP ministers have criticised him over it, "his (Rajan's) comments explain everything.  

May 01, 2016, 17:29 PM IST

Tamil Nadu polls: Venkaiah asks people to shun cash for votes

Addressing an election meeting in support of BJP candidates here, he asked the voters to think and vote for eligible and meritorious candidates.

Apr 30, 2016, 21:16 PM IST