DMK leader M.K. Stalin’s words that there would be change of government both at Delhi and Chennai fell through as the BJP coasted to a massive win in the Lok Sabha elections while the AIADMK managed to retain its majority in the state Assembly.
With neither BJP-led NDA nor the Congress-led UPA sure of forming the government, a fractured verdict on May 23 will bring regional parties into focus. The possibilities are manifold with every party expected to extract their pound of flesh
Kanimozhi chose little-known S. Velusamy, DMK’s Vilathikulam panchayat secretary, to be her dummy candidate for the Thoothukudi seat so she can still put up a serious fight in case her nomination papers are rejected.