Tamil Nadu 2016 Assembly Election Results
Flash News: Jayalalithaa to be Next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Crushing Defeat for DMK and Karunanidhi. Many DMK ministers trailing.
Tamil Nadu Election Updates:
* 2:58PM ET (12:28AM IST) – People have given me proper rest – DMK leader M. Karunanidhi after the humiliating defeat. Enjoy the rest, kelavan (old man).
* 12:14PM ET (9:44PM IST) – Ha ha ha. Chidambaram discovers Congress party in Tamil Nadu has serious limitations. Remarkable discovery given that the Congress in Tamil Nadu has been in coma for over four decades.
10:47AM ET (8:17PM IST) – Good News. Senior DMK minister Anbazhagan loses in Villivakkam.
* 8:45AM ET (6:15PM IST) – Bad News. Karunanidhi wins in Thiruvarur.
* 8:40AM ET (6:10PM IST) – Jayalalithaa may be sworn in Chief Minister Monday.
* 4:20AM ET (1:50PM IST) – AIADMK leader and next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J.Jayalalithaa leading by over 20,000 votes in Srirangam.
* 4.10AM ET (1:40PM IST) – Who will the DMK blame for their dismal performance? A.Raja, M.K.Azhagiri, M.K.Stalin, M.Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi, God? 😉
* 3:40PM ET (1:10PM IST) -Will DMK defeat strengthen Maran brothers – Dayanidhi Maran and Kalanidhi Maran? Yes. Karunanidhi and family will desperately need Sun TV now.
*3:30AM ET (1:00PM IST) – Most DMK Ministers are still trailing and will most likely lose their seats. 🙂
* 3:12AM ET (12:42PM IST) – Jaya Ho(credit: Sam)
* 3:10AM ET (12:40PM IST) – Most likely last election for the 87-year-old M.Karunanidhi, leader of the DMK party.
* 3:00AM ET (12:30PM IST) – Fair and Free Elections in India allow people to kick out the idiots, crooks and criminals. Big difference between India and Pakistan. Have they heard of the word Elections in Pakistan?
* 2:45AM ET (12:15PM IST) – AIADMK will most likely not need any partners to form the government.
* 2:35AM ET (12:05PM IST) – DMDK leader and ‘actor’ Vijayakant leading in Rishivandiyam.
* 2:30AM ET (12:00PM IST) – Good News! Jayalalithaa leading by 5,375 votes in Srirangam.
* 2:25AM ET (11:55AM IST) – Karunanidhi’s children Kanimozhi and Azhagiri must be feeling a cold chill thinking of possible prison terms.
* 2:10AM ET (11:40AM IST) – Congress says it will continue alliance with DMK. But sometimes Yes means No in politics. 😉
* 2:05AM ET (11:35AM IST) – Folks, don’t you think M.K.Azhagiri will look nice in a prison uniform? 🙁
* 2:00AM ET (11:30AM IST) – The incoming AIADMK government must investigate the violence in Madurai orchestrated by M.K.Azhagiri’s henchmen on Dinakaran newspaper in May 2009 in which some people lost their lives.
* 1:55 AM ET (11:25AM IST) – Will Congress Dump DMK? That is the million dollar question now. 😉
* 1:50AM ET (11:20AM IST) – Where did Dhayanidhi Azhagiri’s Cloud Nine Movies & Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies get the money for their movie production and distribution business? Dhayanidhi Azhagiri and Udhayanidhi Stalin are the grandsons of Karunanidhi.
* 1:40AM ET (11:10AM IST) – Investigate all members of Karunanidhi’s family to check for assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
* 1:35AM ET (11:05AM IST) – Good News. Several DMK Ministers trailing.
* 1:30AM ET (11:00AM IST) – Karunanidhi and family members must be thoroughly investigated through a special commission of inquiry headed by a sitting High Court Judge.
* 1:20AM ET (10:50AM IST) – DMK leader Karunanidhi leading in Thiruvarur.
* 1:15AM ET (10:45AM IST) – Karunanidhi’s ambitions to coronate Stalin as Chief Minister derailed.
* 1:06AM ET (10:36AM IST) – Gloom in DMK camp; Celebrations in AIADMK camp.
* 12:56AM ET (10:26 IST) – Jayalalithaa must kneecap the Kalanidhi Maran-led Sun TV if she has to rule without trouble. Sun TV is an unscrupulous outfit, the Fox News of Tamil Nadu.
12:45AM ET (10:16AM IST) – Will defeat lead to infighting or unity among Karunanidhi’s family members?
* 12:40AM ET (10:10AM IST) – Jayalalithaa: People of Tamil Nadu are disgusted with the rule of a single family. The results will speak for itself.
* 12:26AM ET (9:56AM IST) – Karunanidhi and his family members have turned the political arena into their private property.
*12:22AM (9:52AM IST) – Barring some big surprises, J. Jayalalitha will be the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
* 12:18AM (9;48AM IST) – DMK is heading for a big defeat.
* 12:12AM ET (9:42AM IST) Folks, the signs don’t look good for DMK and its principal ally, the Congress. DMK is trailing by more than 1 to 2 its main rival, the Jayalalitha-led AIADMK.
* 11:45PM ET – God, please let DMK leader Karunanidhi and his kin kiss the political dust today.
Counting of votes has started for the Tamil Nadu Elections to the State Legislative Assembly. SI will update the results as they come in.
Tamil Nadu election results to the state Legislative Assembly will be out in less than 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu, a state in South India, has been groaning under the misdeeds of DMK leader and state Chief Minister Karunanidhi, his family and their cronies.
Not a day passes when new revelations of unsavory activities involving members of Karunanidhi’s family or the DMK party do not come to light.
One day it’s Karunanidhi’s elder son Azhagiri’s henchmen going on a rampage in Madurai, a second day it’s the disclosure of massive looting in the 2G spectrum allotment and on a third day it’s news of several hundred crores given by 2G beneficiaries to Kalaignar TV in which the leader’s daughter Kanimozhi is a key shareholder.
The tragedy of Tamil Nadu politics is that the alternative, the AIADMK led by the imperious J.Jayalalitha doesn’t offer much solace and comfort to the voters.
To borrow from Greek mythology, voters in Tamil Nadu are caught between the Scylla of DMK and the Charybdis of AIADMK.
Still, a toppling of a corrupt regime is in the best interest of voters.
Tamil Nadu Election Results – 1967-2011
The Congress party has been largely irrelevant in Tamil Nadu politics for well over four decades since the late DMK leader Annadurai swept the elections in 1967.
For the last three decades, the battle in Tamil Nadu has been between the two regional parties, DMK and AIADMK.
In the 2011 elections too, it does not seem the Congress will make much of an impact.
Elections were held for seats to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on April 13.
Counting starts tomorrow i.e. May 13. A firm trend should be established by 3PM Indian time.
SearchIndia.com will update the below table as the Tamil Nadu election results start coming in.
Tamil Nadu Elections Schedule to Legislative Assembly 2011
Issue of Notification – Saturday March 19, 2011
Last date for making Nominations – Saturday March 26, 2011
Scrutiny of Nominations – Monday March 28, 2011
Last date for withdrawal – Wednesday March 30, 2011
Date of Polling – Wednesday April 13, 2011
Vote Counting – Friday May 13, 2011
Total Seats: 234
Seats Reserved for SCs: 44
Seats Reserved for STs: 2
Total Contestants: 3655
Total Electors as of January 2011: 4,59,50,620
Polling Stations: 54,016
Tamil Nadu 2016 Assembly Election Results
M.K. Stalin Profile
Went through the profile of Annadurai in the link at the end of your post. Talking about his debating skills, and the anti-Hindi agitations reminds me one of his arguments in Parliament. He reportedly argued,
“It is claimed that Hindi should be the common language because it is spoken by the majority. Why should we then claim the tiger as our national animal instead of the rat which is so much more numerous? Or the peacock as our national bird when the crow is ubiquitous?”
If not for their eloquence, it would have been very hard for DMK to sustain in politics those days. [Now it is a different story]
Very nice, your Annadurai quote above. 🙂
Comparing anthropological dynamics to that of rats and crows….nice strawman. Nice debating skills, my ass!
I wonder if Anna had even bothered to realize the language he was speaking in- ENGLISH. The whole issue about the anti-Hindi agitation was about the language being the Aryan’s (hence INVADER’S) language and that its imposition would lead to a dissolution of Tamizhagam. As if English was his “mupaattan’s mozhi” and learning and speaking it apparently did nothing to dissolute Tamizhagam.
Nonsensical, politico clap-trap, without an ounce of credibility and logic.
Boopalan will likely respond later but we’ll throw in our two-cents.
Political debates oftentimes have little logic.
The principal aim of a political debate is to score points at your opponent’s expense and grab the limelight. Logic and facts are often casualties.
Take this example:
When India lost several thousand square miles of territory to the Chinese after the 1962 war, there was a Member of Parliament named Mahavir Tyagi who berated then Prime Minister Nehru about the loss of territory, our defeat and the unprepared state of our troops.
A vexed Nehru Nehru tried to brush off the criticism with the response that the land lost to the Chinese was not valuable and not a blade of grass grew in that God forsaken piece of land.
Upon hearing the ridiculous response from Nehru, the bald Tyagi got up and pointing to his bald pate declared that just because there was not a single hair on his head did not make it any less valuable.
Another example is Churchill’s quip that his best impromptu remarks were rehearsed, well, weeks in advance. 😉
@SI: Point well-taken regarding political comebacks and quips. That remark by Tyagi was indeed chuckle-worthy, but as wrong it may be from a logical standpoint..Nehru deserved such scorn.
I’m sure boopalanj feels the pro-Hindi politicians deserve the scorn heaped on them by Annadurai, but there’s no way he can defend his hypocrisy vis-a-vis English and Hindi.
I was merely quoting upon the oratorical abilities of leaders of those days in Dravidian parties who were able to express their opinions in a convincing way, and take them to masses. It would have been very hard for a party like DMK to capture power suppressing a national party like Congress.
Political debates and public speeches often need to be presented (with convincing elements but not exactly with facts & stats) in a way to draw attention of people and make masses turn towards them.
For example, On Anna’s take on English and Hindi which you brought up, he argued – “Since every school in India teaches English, why can’t it be our link language? Why do Tamils have to study English for communication with the world and Hindi for communications within India? Do we need a big door for the big dog and a small door for the small dog? I say, let the small dog use the big door too!”
But the same was put forth by TT Krishnamachari (of the famous TTK group) from Congress, in the following way – which seems – being comparatively logical. [Courtesy: Wiki]
“We disliked the English language in the past. I disliked it because I was forced to learn Shakespeare and Milton, for which I had no taste at all. If we are going to be compelled to learn Hindi, I would perhaps not be able to learn it because of my age, and perhaps I would not be willing to do it because of the amount of constraint you put on me. This kind of intolerance makes us fear that the strong Centre which we need, a strong Centre which is necessary will also mean the enslavement of people who do not speak the language at the centre. I would, Sir, convey a warning on behalf of people of the South for the reason that there are already elements in South India who want separation…, and my honourable friends in U.P. do not help us in any way by flogging their idea of “Hindi Imperialism” to the maximum extent possible. So, it is up to my friends in Uttar Pradesh to have a whole India; it is up to them to have a Hindi-India. The choice is theirs”
But Anna’s argument gained limelight for it sounded short and convincing, and became popular among the people of Tamilnadu.
As of now Tamils don’t have a choice between the two tyrants.
The best option for them is to pray that the lesser evil comes to power.
Even in a situation with two evils, it’s better to have a change in government in the faint hope that the loser will learn some lesson at least.
Good News: AIADMK is leading 2 to 1 against DMK.
And hope the winner doesn’t repeat the same mistakes.
Yes, we hope Jayalalithaa has learned from her past mistakes and the crushing defeat of the DMK today.
Even Karunanidhi going neck-to-neck in Thiruvarur – lagging and leading. Hope he loses.
DMK clearly routed. Now we should see what Amma is upto. Die DMK die!!
If Karunanidhi loses his seat, SI PROMISES to break a Coconut at the Pulliyar Temple in Flushing, New York. 😉
We’re also desperate to see M.K.Azhagiri and M.K.Kanimozhi wear prison uniform.
Azhagiri in prison for sure. He’ll be first in hit-list.
Vadivelu played safe by not mentioning amma in any of his campaign. He was on an all-out attack over Vijayakanth and that also backfired.
God is there 🙂
You write: Azhagiri in prison for sure. He’ll be first in hit-list.
From your lips to God’s ears.
We must NEVER forget the people who died in Madurai in the attack on Dinakaran newspaper by M.K.Azhagiri’s henchmen (in May 2009). They were innocent people who just happened to be working at Dinakaran.
Hope they don’t play ‘spoilt brat’ in the evening
We think M.K.Azhagiri should start going on a diet in preparation for prison food.
Let’s not forget the attack on Dinakaran newspaper in Madurai (May 2009) that killed a bunch of innocent people.
Azhagiri should be given the same treatment that his men gave to Dinakaran workers.
We second that.
Azhagiri behaves like a pig and is unworthy of living among humans.
Hope the projects halfway gets completed on time ….
Offtopic: couldn’t find ‘The Negotiator ‘ in your list of hollywood movies, great dialogues and acting, normal story, excellent screenplay. worth for the dialogues and acting alone.
Hope the Metro projects are accelerated in Chennai.
We’ve seen Negotiator but never reviewed it. Remember it to be a decent film.
Jaya Ho! This is the biggest day for Tamil Nadu. Kachada kiya. 191/41
Shame on Rajini, Kamal. Hail Vijay!
Brilliant title – Jaya Ho. 🙂 Just added it to the blog with credit to you.
@ Sam >> Shame on Rajini, Kamal. Hail Vijay!
Why? Infact Rajini has voted for ADMK, which is obvious. http://www.kollytalk.com/cinenews/rajini-votes-for-aiadmk-karunanidhi-blames-him-as-backstabber/ and several other news articles on this.
Yes, after the news leaked out, Rajinikanth had to go and kiss Karunanidhi’s backside. 🙁
Because he, being such an influential figure , possibly the most popular in TN, chose to keep mum even so many times after the people, his rasigars asked him for his opinion….why? Is the 2G shame not enough for the people? These people, like Rajini, kamal, should come out and try to do something good for people, guide them properly!! Instead, they are only concerned bout themselves, opputunists and even cowards!
I too like them like all but it is very saddening!
I don’t intend to defend Rajini, Kamal, Vadivelu, Bhagyaraj, TR, STR, NTR, MGR and so on but I think the responsibility of making an informed decision is in people’s hands. I personally would not want any of these “stars” to influence my decision making. To quote a line from “Get Smart”, What would we do without their razor sharp political advise? 🙂
As far as being concerned about onself, everyone is like that including us. These actors, big or small, are no exceptions to that behavior. To me they are entertainers, I pay money to watch them on screen and they try to entertain (whether we get our money’s worth is a different topic 😉 )
To be a little fair to these actors (including Rajini and Kamal), they do contribute to social welfare schemes, run programs, support social causes (AIDS prevention, Blood Donation etc.). Can they do more? Probably yes but so can we.
Agree with everything above. Except, the spelling of onself (sic). 😉
Liked this piece in sify
Jaya TV’s panel now moves on to the spectrum scam. The anchor says, “we’ve heard of scams running into thousands of rupees…into lakhs….into crores. But never lakhs of crores! Even children know of the scam. A grandfather told his grandson, ‘Once upon a time, there was a Raja in a town’ and the child said, ‘Yes, I know, and he stole all the money and went to jail.’
In TN its always been a fight between one Mummy (Amma) and another Mummy (Egyptian style -MuKa) and their minions. Lets see if the AIADMK is enterprising enough to rob from the DMK.
True, but the defeat of a criminal gang is always cause for celebration.
This is sweet.
It is the happiest news for millions of Tamils living in India and abroad for several months. People had rightly vent their anger out against the Karunanidhi clan.
What was surprising is Jaya’s landslide victory when the pre-poll surveys predicted a close battle. Freebies offered didn’t work, this is a lesson for all parties who lure the people with freebies.
It’s a shame and embarrassing situation for Congress when they fought for 63 seats and couldn’t even win 6 seats. Now, the onus is on Jaya to run a clean and transparent government. Just like everyone i hope she doesn’t repeat her past mistakes (allowing Sasikala and co to abuse power) and the people to kick out congress out from the center.
For me, this is one of happiest years in the history of India:
1. India won the Cricket World Cup
2. DMK destroyed and the old crooked fox forced to retire
3. Conspirators of 2G and CWG are brought to Justice (Kanimozhi verdict tomorrow)
4. This might sound silly, but landslide victories of Jaya and Mamata in their respective states symbolises victory for women power
You write: It’s a shame and embarrassing situation for Congress when they fought for 63 seats and couldn’t even win 6 seats.
Rahul and Sonia will preside over the demise of the Congress party. Both are Zeroes with nil achievement to their credit.
It would be interesting to see how the allies of AIADMK get kicked out one by one. MUMMY doesn’t need them anymore. Nevertheless, it is a huge leap for Vijayakanth’s political aspirations. He will either be part of the government or become the primary opposition party. I think the alliance already paid off for his party irrespective of what happnes in the next 5 years.
We shouldn’t be surprised to see DMK and DMDK (Vijaykanth’s party) draw closer sooner rather than later.
I think Amma as CM and Captain as Opposition leader will reach an agreement to remain friendly although they are on opposing sides and target the eradication of DMK vote bank in the next 5 years. Who knows? they may come together again in the next election just to keep DMK out.
DMK has looted tens of thousands of crores in the various scams.
Some of that money will go toward destabilizing Jayalalithaa’s government. Power is highly addictive and to stay without that is like a crack addict without his evening fix.
SI: Folks, don’t you think M.K.Azhagiri will look nice in a prison uniform? …
Absolutely, it’s tailor-made for him….
In the profile of MK Stalin you should have mentioned his other side of being a “goonda” in his own right, in his younger days he’s alleged to have been involved with a popular TV newsreader.
@Fellow Tamils: Rejoice in your hollow victory, my friends. So DMK and their cronies screwed you over and looted you dry…now someone else is going to do it.
As far as TN is concerned, it’s either tweedledum or tweedledee in an endless musical chair. Those rah-rah’ing Jayalalitha need only look at the lavish wedding she threw for her “son” and what happened to Balu of Balu Jewelers in the after-math.
True. Very true that Tamil Nadu is caught between the Scylla of DMK and the Charybdis of AIADMK.
But still the fall of a corrupt, decrepit pig who ruled for only the benefit of close family members and cronies is cause for celebration.
Five years hence, if Jayalalithaa has not delivered the goods then you can dance over her political grave too.
@SI: “Five years hence, if Jayalalithaa has not delivered the goods then you can dance over her political grave too.”
…and then proceed to vote for Karunanidhi, who by some miracle of modern science, will find a way to stay alive and functional.
It would truly be an extraordinary miracle were Karunanidhi to survive even a couple of years.
Upon the patriarch’s death, we see nothing but internecine squabbling among his litter.
Friday, The 13th should be celebrated as the luckiest day by Tamizhs.
Whatever be the state, TN is considerably a stable state and the people seem to become mature all of a sudden
by dethroning Karunanidhi.
As usual people of AP take long time to match up with intelligence of fellow people states. They have voted Jagan into state assembly. That he is a crook, ultra corrupt politician, used his father’s position to advance his business doesn’t make any difference to AP people. Pathetic!
1. You write: As usual people of AP take long time to match up with intelligence of fellow people states.
But you can be proud of two ‘great’ recent Telugu works of art Nenu Naa Rakshasi and 100% Darling. 😉
2. BTW, Jagan won the Kadapa Parliamentary seat not assembly seat (as you write above). Jagan’s mother Vijayamma won the Pulivendula Assembly seat. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/andhra-pradesh/article2015034.ece?homepage=true
@Twig: “TN is considerably a stable state”- Bwahahahaha!!
“and the people seem to become mature all of a sudden by dethroning Karunanidhi.”
So, when people of TN voted him into power after Jayalalitha’s reign during the early 2000’s (remember the episode in 2001 when he was dragged out of his bed, beaten, and arrested by Amma?), they were immature? As if Amma is any cleaner.
“As usual people of AP take long time to match up with intelligence of fellow people states.”
They’re no smarter nor dumber than their Tamil cousins vis-a-vis politics.
Jayalalithaa’s first priority has to be to thoroughly screw Kalanidhi Maran & his Sun TV.
This Kalanidhi Maran aspires to be the Rupert Murdoch of India. As if one sleazebag in the world were not bad enough.
Without the rabble-rousing Sun TV, DMK will be royally screwed….kinda like the Republican Party without Fox News.
Just curious…how does she go about screwing Sun TV, probably the most popular (?) among all Tamil-language channels?
Whatever is her M.O., she’d have to go through my mom who would most definitely collapse out of shock should Sun TV not exist.
When you have the governmental machinery at your behest, it’s not hard to find opportunities to browbeat, harass, threaten and make life difficult for your opponents.
File endless cases against Sun TV, even if most of them are on specious grounds. Tie them up in legal knots.
Arrange for their top executives to jump ship by harassing them endlessly.
Do a deal with the Congress to harass Sun TV at the central level via the I&B ministry and Ministry of Finance.
When you are dealing with sick f*cks like the Marans, it’s open season as far as the modus operandi.
Look at the number of crappy movies these sun TV crooks are dishing out month after month…The recent movies like, From Singam to the recent disaster Engeyum Kadhal , they were releasing movies back to back for every month and none sent the box office ringing… Where did SUNTV get all the money to produce all these craps. True, they had been the only successful tamil channel without any hiccups since the cableTv emerged in India but would they spend that money on these craps….
For Jaya’s regime to survive without stress, Sun TV should be harassed endlessly.
BTW, even the titles of our movies are weird. Look at Engeyum Kadhal, Ko, Singam, Nenu Naa Rakshashi, 100% Love, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.
There are two ways that have been around in the forms of discussions,
> Bringing up Government’s Cable TV corporation to a good state to compete with the SCV (sumangali cable vision of Sun, and Royal Cable vision of Azhagiri through which they control the market). [It was actually initiated by Jaya in her last term, and was brought up by karuna when the rivalry grew up between azhagiri and maran bros.]
> Legal actions over Sun network. For ex: one of them – http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/sun-tv-official-sent-to-two-day-police-custody/articleshow/9114573.cms [COO of SunTV was arrested]
When Sun group/Sumangali head Kalanidhi Maran is arrested, we’ll head to Flushing Pillayar (Ganesh) Temple in NYC and break a coconut!
When Azhagiri is arrested over the Madurai violence and if he’s convicted, we’ll shave our head or do something equally notable!
Just look at Sun network’s whopping growth over the years.
Sun TV was started with few lakhs of rupees as initial investment in 1992.
Today they control the market (from newspapers to aviation industry) with these in their hands – (from wiki)
20 TV Channels across South Indian languages
45 Radio stations across all India
2 daily newspapers in Tamil language
4 weekly magazines in Tamil language
Sun Pictures, a leading film production and distribution company
Sun Direct, one of India’s leading DTH companies, also first to carry HD channels in India.
Sumangali Cable Vision (SCV) – Multi System Operators (MSO).
Sun 18 south – to distribute its channels.
And Kalanidhi’s net worth is around USD 4 Billion.
Can’t stand the Sun scumbags, particularly after we learned that Kalanidhi Maran’s role model is another Chutiya Rupert Murdoch (whose newspaper group, by the way, is currently under investigation in the UK for hacking into a kidnapped/murdered girl’s cellphone.
It looks like the perpetrators of himalayan scams are having a gala time in Tihar jail
At this rate, place will become like a filmshooting spot with kanimozhi penning poetry and Raja dancing
We read that the Jail Supdt has been transferred to Andaman. 😉
Get ready with your coconuts……
To quote Matthew 7.7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”.
Good riddance to bad
Off-Topic : I found this quite funny.
The big question is whether the porn supposedly found in Osama’s lair featured humans. People living in Pakistan have a morbid fascination with bestiality.
I think people were just not bothered about the alternative. They just wanted the old thug and his family out, which is a good thing and the right thing.
I just hope that MUMMY is more democratic and wiser this time around. It is not such a bad thing for the politicians to actually serve the people…
How wonderful it would be if MuKa doesn’t wake up from its sleep today.
Jaya seems less aggressive now as compared to her previous tenure.
In a video footage during the massive lead, when her party men had gone berserk with celebrations outside her residence, she emerged in the balcony looking extremely calm and composed.
Btw, she’s not taking oath as CM in the new secretariat building (built by Karuna), stating that it looks like a circus tent and involved lot of corruption, instead in some university campus.
You write: Jaya seems less aggressive now as compared to her previous tenure.
Maybe she forgot her tablets the other day.
No CM has taken oath in any secretariat building. While Jaya always goes for Madras University Hall, Karuna took oath in Nehru Stadium last time.
This time, government officials had both places booked for the swearing-in ceremony.
The new secretariat building project was started at an estimated cost of 600 crores rupees, but it seemed to have ended up swallowing around 1200 crores rupees. And it is also rumored that the german-based builder had an official who was a friend of Karuna for 40 years, and money was swindled through this channel.
Karunanidhi and his family members should never wield power again.
>> People have given me proper rest – DMK leader M. Karunanidhi
I thought you would have put this as ‘Quote of the day’.
When MuKa gets ever-lasting Rest, we’ll put that up as Quote of the Day and dedicate it to you. 😉
7 ordinances signed on 1st day, 70% chain snatchers run away back to AP. New commisionor appointed for chennai city. All portfolios distributed. Hmm.. amma on the move already.
Hopefully Jayalalithaa is a wiser leader now.
I was just going through the profile of Jayalalitha (http://www.searchindia.com/search/indian-politicians-jayalalitha.html) and found you wrote that she was defeated in May 2007 Legislative assembly elections…it should be May 2006. Just my two cents 😉
Will fix it AM our time.
On a related note… http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/TN-saved-after-Jaya-won-assembly-polls-says-Rajinikanth/articleshow/8866812.cms
Saw a brief mention of it elsewhere.
Rajinikanth is like the windmill – will title in any direction, particularly the winning direction.
If DMK had won, the fella would have been kissing Stalin’s backside.