Even though the AIADMK fared badly, its decision to ally with smaller regional parties like the PMK has worked in securing the necessary seats in the bypolls to sustain his government.
Soon, after he became DMK president in August 2018, Stalin vowed to boot out the BJP government at the Centre.
AIADMK has 113 seats, excluding the assembly Speaker, and will need to win at least five of the 22 seats to retain majority in the 235-member House.
US contract manufacturer stops all shipments to Chinese firm, including from Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
Across various platforms, the exit polls had predicted a clear mandate in the favour of NDA nationally, and a clear edge for the DMK—which is in alliance with he Indian National Congress—in Tamil Nadu.
While trade sources say the ban could take effect in August this year, retailers are uncertain whether the ban will be a total one.
DMK chief is believed to have told KCR it would be ‘futile’ to make such a bid without Congress.
In Dharmapuri, a stronghold of the NDA constituent PMK, voters were not allowed to vote freely, EC noted in its rationale for holding fresh polls.
The drop accentuates a prevailing shortage in labour, a perennial condition in the western cluster.
The apex court granted an interim stay on the Speaker’s show-cause to them, who are deemed to have switched allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran.
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