Thursday, May 11, 2006

Out With The Old...

In with the older!

Following the tradition of the last few elections, the voters of TN have once again spurned the ruling party. The anti-incumbent wave has driven JJ out and brought KK back in, though the wave was not strong enough to give DMK an absolute majority on its own. So the DMK-led coalition has come back to power with KK all set to become the Chief Minister on May 13.

Vijayakanth’s MDMK has had a decent showing, considering that he is a newcomer into politics and did not align with either of the two biggies. Captain won his seat and his party got over 8% of the vote share.

Rediff has a nice piece on Karunanidhi's journey so far. There is also a point-by-point analysis of the reasons Jayalalitha lost this time.

13 Comments:

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji,
Vijayakanth's party is DMDK :-)

 
At 12:10 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

balaji,considering that Vijayakanth was a first timer, we cldnt have expected much more than this.He has put in lots of efforts into this campaigning. Hope he doesnt lose hope and continues to show his true interest.And hope the new govt does something in the interest of the people.

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Vijayakanth gor more votes only because of his interest in contesting individual. If he made alliance with some other party the he may be look like ordinary politician. And people who need option, had now, so they used that.

And also Vijayakanth should develop his party at root level. In my village some from BJP also voted for Vijayakanth.

He should also try to create second level leaders like DMK...Without that, it might follow the route of MDMK...

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Vijayakanth gor more votes only because of his interest in contesting individual. If he made alliance with some other party the he may be look like ordinary politician. And people who need option, had now, so they used that.

And also Vijayakanth should develop his party at root level. In my village some from BJP also voted for Vijayakanth.

He should also try to create second level leaders like DMK...Without that, it might follow the route of MDMK...

 
At 1:45 AM, Blogger Vidya said...

hmm.. people chose Rs.2 per kg of rice to 15kg of free rice !!!!!

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

Yeah, Captain VK has a good chance in the next elections, with some caveats.

He needs to develop his party's strength.

He needs to empower a few chamchas.

No coalitions, absolutely.

Attack at grass roots level, helping people and thus, letting the people familiarize with that side of him.

I have a strong feeling (hope?) that the oldie might conk out before his reign ends and we are going to see in party fights and lots of chaos. :-D

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the right title for this post would be: "Out with the Old.. into the Cold"..

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

The Hindu exit polls were spot on. They predicted around 160 seats for the DMK co-alition and they almost nailed it perfectly.

Captain is the one who deserves a lot of appreciation. But we will have to wait & see if Captain makes use of this people's confidence in him to strengthen & build his party or uses this as a bargaining tool in the next elections.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm quite happy with the results of the elections. Yes, I do think along the lines of "lesser of the two evils" but somehow I feel that Karunanidhi is, by a mile, the lesser of the two evils. The slavishness of the ADMK Ministry and the general dictatorial arrogance of JJ put me off a lot...I know this is not a particularly politically savvy comment but watching this whole drama from a distant perspective (Muthalvan baashaila, enakku saakadaiya thoorakalaendhu kerchief vechu mugatha mooditu paakarthukku thaan vakku irukku!), this is what I feel...
Welcome back, Kalaingarey...
Kootani Aatchiya
Lootani Aatchiyaa maathidaathenge!

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Suganya said...

hindu-cnn exit polls predicts this alrite; i'm wondering y the congress men dont seek share to make it a coalition govt as dmk doesn't have a majority...

vijaykant is the talk now.. but pity .. he doesn't have visual media support, except dd...
wudn't be surprised if he's the chief minister of TN in 2016..

 
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