With Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala out of prison and an internal political storm brewing up in the AIADMK, the battle to claim inheritance to Amma's legacy has intensified in Tamil Nadu ahead of elections.
For the first time in Bengal’s electoral history, the poll narrative has circled around the “Bengalis versus outsiders” theme. Along with the “Hindutva politics” to wean away Mamata’s non-Bengali vote bank, the BJP now is also focussing on Bengali identity politics.
In Hooghly's Furfura Sharif, powerful cleric Abbas Siddique has floated a new political party last week, threatening to usurp Mamata's minority vote bank. Siddique has the backing of Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM.?
While the exact BJP strategy for Bengal is still being formulated, the sources say that the saffron party is working to build Suvendu Adhikari as a Bengal icon.
PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami in New Delhi on January 19. As Amit Shah plans a mega alliance in South, sources say the agenda of the meet will be discussions on contours of a mega alliance ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly election.
In what could be a masterstroke, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s decision to fight from ex-aide Suvendu Adhikari's turf Nandigram in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections has not only electrified TMC grassroots but has thrown a big challenge to the BJP.
Preparations for the upcoming West Bengal elections are in full swing. In West Bengal, which has approximately 78,000 polling booths with 6.5 crore voters, political violence is an old tradition.
Jagan Reddy's detractors have often used his faith to label him as anti-Hindu.?The Opposition has blamed him for the desecration of temples in Andhra Pradesh and alleged that these acts of vandalisation have his tacit approval.?
As followers of Sasikala Natarajan, a close aide of former CM J Jayalalithaa, presently under the banner of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), prepare for a grand reception to their leader who is expected to walk out of the Parappana Agraharam prison by the end of January, AIADMKministers are openly crossing swords over the re-entry of 'Chinnamma'.
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Ten years after the Congress-led UPA government practically banned Jallikattu and five years after the Congress supported ban on the bull-taming sport, Rahul Gandhi attends Jallikattu on Thursday. He now buries Congress’s past stand on Jallikattu ahead of Tamil Nadu polls.
Rahul's Tamil Nadu visit is a case of trying to hit several birds with one stone. By choosing to visit Madurai district to witness Jallikattu, Rahul Gandhi is attempting to connect with the cultural consciousness of rural Tamil Nadu. But will Tamil Nadu buy Rahul Gandhi's love for Jallikattu?