DMK AIADMK & I


I was 11 years old when JayaLalitha swept TN polls & she became the Chief Minister for the first time… She won because;

  • of publicising her saree removing episode in the assembly…
  • of the alliance with congress and gained the sympathy votes gained by Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination…

That was an age where I was not interested in politics & that would be the talk of the town…

JJ’s first tenure started when I was too young and ended when I was 16 & an age where I started following politics…

That was a rule filled with autocracy & corruption… The whole state was against her & year 1996 was an entertaining year…

  • It saw congress splitting in TN and Tamil Manila Congress emerged and allied with DMK…
  • Super Star RajiniKanth almost entered into politics…
  • Sun Tv emerged into prominence because of Sandlehood smuggler Veerappan…

All the above factors & anti-incubancy against JJ saw the end of her rule… Entire TN cherished & it was almost end of road for JJ…

Then 1996 was also a turning point for the state of TN… State was lagging behind other states & pro -capitalist DMK came to power both on the Centre with Third front & in the state…

Tamil Nadu saw true development in terms of infrastructure & with industries…

When left front collapsed in 2 years in centre… BJP lead NDA came to power & DMK right fully joins NDA…

Then everyone felt DMK would make it back… As JJ was facing corruption charges & still her autocratic rule was fresh in the mind… But there was an under-current which made all political observers wrong…

DMK collapsed & JJ returned to power… This time she did good governance with her autocratic attitude…

In between NDA collapsed in the centre during 2004 & DMK was prompt in changing alliance with Congress lead UPA and won all 40 parliamentary seats in TN & Puducherry…

Then came 2006 and people were applauding JJ’s rule & it was thought she will win… But DMK chief’s last minute promise of 1 KG rice for Re.1 clicked… Also it was perfectly timed & JJ couldn’t do much…

In spite she won 70 seats & DMK formed a government in spite of being a minority…

It was return of UPA for the second time… This 2 year rule is full of corruption & DMK minister was in the lime light of India’s biggest corruption till date… Also UPA 2 was filled with controversies like;

  • 2G Spectrum Scandal
  • Common Wealth Games Scandal
  • Appointment of Chief Vigilance Officer
  • Inflation

Now it is 2011 and the political scenario in TN is heated up… DMK has gone for polarisation politics & gave lavish numbers to number caste based parties… Their ugly quarrel with Congress happened in public & finally DMK bowed down…

As per vote share DMK is comfortable with 49% against AIADMK’s 41%… But DMK has to fight;

  • Anti-incubancy
  • 2G Spectrum Scam
  • Already fragile alliance with congress
  • Inflation
  • Monopoly & Domination of Real Estate, Media, Movies & Television
  • Groupism within the family

So far nothing is going right for DMK… Also seeing their feud with congress there can be post election alliance if there is a broken verdict…

Also DMK was in power in the Centre for last 15 years… May 13 should be an interesting day & it time to have fun…

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