ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By MT

Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu's personality-oriented politics, many aspirants for power have thronged to Jayalalitha's side because of her perceived ability, demonstrated time and again, to rise phoenix-like from disgrace and defeat. Will the feat be repeated? Jayalalitha's disqualification from contesting the election has added a major element of uncertainty this time.

Tamil Nadu : Parade of Ex-Friends and Ex-Enemies

In Tamil Nadu, survival of significance for any party depends on affiliation with one or the other of the two Dravidian parties. As a result, there were many perchers on the fence, watching and waiting, weighing pros and cons, hoping before finally hopping. The direction of the hop is not influenced by old associations or previously proclaimed principles. What matters is only the immediate chance of success.