Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 1066 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 8,10,080. Among these, Chennai reported 302 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,23,209. The state recorded 12 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 12,024. Eleven of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 1131 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,88,742.
As Tamil Nadu is headed for elections in May next year, Kamal Haasan became the first politician to start his campaign, much before the AIADMK and DMK leaderships. And, he has already sent out a message that he would be happy to join hands with Rajinikanth’s proposed outfit, if their ideologies match. But for Rajinikanth fans, it is not a great idea at all.
Ahead of Assembly polls, Haasan is now being called the B-Team of the BJP due to his decision to, once again, contest alone. Unlike Rajinikanth, Haasan’s support base also includes the Opposition — anti-AIADMK votes — which would essentially weaken the DMK camp.
Meanwhile, it is estimated Rajinikanth’s proposed outfit will have to struggle to get a two-digit vote share for many reasons, including a much delayed party launch. Rajinikanth is yet to name his party and pick a symbol, and he is yet to begin campaigning on the ground. Further, his party leaders and district functionaries continue to be the unheard office bearers of his fans association.