ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Tamil Nadu : A Tactical Alliance and a Sweep for the DPA

Elections in Tamil Nadu have become an arena to settle scores and win individual loyalty. Political compulsions bring parties together and their alliances last only so long as their interests are served in some manner. Leaders have been willing to admit that ideology and principles take a back seat and there is an 'open door policy' relating to alliances. Clever leaders play with words and various nuances are resorted to in order to explain similarity or differences with other parties. Parties have come together and then split sooner than expected. Intense competition among the regional parties and animosity between the leaders of the political parties have been the source of disagreements and differences rather than ideology.

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