16 January, 2021

Point-Blank Politics

Assailed from without and within the family, Karunanidhi hobbles out of UPA with a cause as a crutch

Point-Blank Politics

The Morning After

Where Karunanidhi & Sons stand after the pullout and UN vote

  • Having burnt their bridges with the Congress, DMK unlikely to be part of UPA for general elections
  • Jayalalitha’s open schmoozing with Narendra Modi means BJP is unlikely to open its doors to DMK
  • DMK will have to be content to remain a regional player, like the Telugu Desam Party, and aim for larger share
  • Without union minister tag, M.K. Azhagiri now risks action from the AIADMK government in a granite mining scam
  • Impending JPC report on 2G scam could burn A.Raja, who didn’t get a chance to depose before it


The DMK leaves the UPA ship, but won’t sink it, says a leading English daily. The weather-beaten ship is already nearing the shore. So it hardly matters whether it sails or sinks. Whether the DMK is a rat or not, as the headline implies, the fact remains that it has never been a natural ally of the Congress. For its politics...



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