- Sitting MP Andimuthu ‘Spectrum’ Raja of the DMK still has votaries. People not bothered with 2G allegations, say even Amma has disproportionate assets.
- BJP+allies voters stuck after candidate S. Gurumurthy’s disqualification. BJP state unit to probe matter. Will the votes get transferred, help the AIADMK?
- AIADMK candidate and Coonoor municipal corporation chairman C. Gopalakrishnan unpopular, slum voters say they haven’t seen him in three years.
- Nilgiris LS constituency consists of three assembly segments in hills, three in plains. Badagas were earlier with the Congress, but are now divided.
Perched on a hairpin bend of a Ghat road, surrounded by tea carpets is Kenthala. The small Badaga village is buzzing with activity and a passerby would be forgiven for mistaking that a fair had arrived here instead of the poll campaign making a pitstop for votes. Kenthala’s 250-odd residents have gathered around the bus shelter and are...