A divided opposition and the perception of the DMK as a tainted party helped the AIADMK win Tamil Nadu.
Alagiri denied any role in role in defeating his father’s party, saying he was not interested in politics now.
Prabhakaran alleged that he murdered Batcha along with the then state police intelligence chief Jaffer Sait and Raja’s close relative Paramesh Kumar in March 201.
“Most of our friends and relatives went from here for voting in Tamil Nadu. They were given Rs 500 and a one-way ticket to Chennai.”
A win in Assam would testify to the continuing appeal of BJP in results that are due on Thursday.
The communication from Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni to Karunanidhi said telecast/broadcast of all political advertisement in all electronic form should be “stopped 48 hours before the day of close of poll.”
BJP has fielded S K Vedarathinam, a popular businessman of this town, who joined the party last year after resigning from DMK and is confident he would help the lotus bloom.
Alagiri’s disappearance from the poll scene has left many of his supporters in southern Tamil Nadu in a fix.
Among those with a tainted image is senior DMK leader K Ponmudi, who served as the higher education and the mines minister in the previous government
IT and electoral officials have been conducting searches at many places in the state to check inflow of illegal money.
The issue of Karunanidhi passing the baton to a successor has been a subject of unending debate in DMK.
Vijaykanth also attacked AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, saying though the ruling party had “money power”, the DMDK-PWF combine had the support of people with “strong hearts”.
Alagiri, elder son of DMK President M Karunanidhi, had enjoyed tremendous clout as party’s Organisation Secretary South, when DMK was in power between 2006 and 2011.
Alagiri, elder son of DMK president M Karunanidhi, had enjoyed tremendous clout as party’s Organisation Secretary South, when DMK was in power between 2006 and 2011.
Accusing Karunanidhi of having “introduced alcohol to an entire generation” by relaxing the dry law in 1971, she
assured her commitment to implement total prohibition in the state.