The Tamil Nadu assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 6. For the last 50 years, the State’s politics has been dominated by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). For half that time, there have been two dominant figures, loved and reviled in equal measure: J Jayalalithaa of the AIADMK and M Karunanidhi of the DMK. But, with their passing in 2016 and 2018, respectively, the State’s politics has seen tremendous flux over the last few years. Parties have transmogrified, alliances have shifted shape, and new entrants like cine star Kamal Hassan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam and T. T. V. Dhinakaran’s breakaway faction from the AIADMK, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam, are in the mix.
Who will fill this political vacuum? Will the AIADMK suffer the incumbent’s curse? Will the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which has struggled to form a base in the State make new ground? What is the voter sentiment now and what issues will come to the fore on election day? We discuss all of this and more with Prasanna Vishwanathan (CEO, Swarajya Magazine) in this comprehensive analysis of the upcoming Tamil Nadu elections. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share! For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBfBd-1kvCOPxVll8tBJ9Q/join