05 December, 2020

It’s Call Collect

Sitting MP ‘Spectrum’ Raja still the man to beat in the hills

Sivaram V.
It’s Call Collect
  • 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...



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