Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 December 25, 26 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1027 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 8,12,142. Among these, Chennai reported 292 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,23,799. The state recorded 12 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 12,048. The state discharged 1103 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,90,965.
In a setback for Kamal Haasan ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) general-secretary A Arunachalam Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javedkar. Arunachalam, one of the founding members of the MNM, said he took the decision after Haasan refused to support the Centre’s farm laws.
Addressing reporters, Arunachalam said he felt blessed to join the saffron party on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have framed these three agricultural laws. Coming from a farming family, I know the benefits of them. When I urged my leader and the party high command to support the Centre’s decision, they refused,” Arunachalam said.