- Andrew Wyatt, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
- Srinivasan Ramani, Deputy National Editor, The Hindu
- Dhanya Rajendran, Editor-in-Chief, The News Minute
- Rahul Verma, Fellow, CPR
- Gilles Verniers, Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Date & Assistant Professor, Ashoka University and Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR
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About the Discussion
Tamil Nadu’s politics for decades was commandeered by its tallest two leaders - J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi. In their absence, the politics of the state is undergoing significant churn. The AIADMK and the DMK led by E. Palaniswami and MK Stalin respectively will be looking to make a decisive victory to establish their electoral futures. Even as these parties continue to have a stronghold on the state’s politics, the BJP and other smaller parties such as PMK, VCK, DMDM, AMMK look set to make some gains by exploiting the power vacuum at the top. The discussion brings together observers of Tamil politics to shed light on the evolving political situation in the state, the major electoral issues, and the party coalitions that will influence how Tamil Nadu votes in 2021.
About the Series
Election Adda is a space for debate and analysis on key issues that dominate elections in the country. From forecasting the outcome to dissecting trends and debating the big themes, this series offers important insights into political campaigns and party strategies during national and state elections. This is the fourth in a series of discussions on the upcoming Assembly Elections. Stay tuned for the upcoming discussions. Further details to follow.
|Election Adda at CPR Schedule|
|5 March||Assam: Watch the video here|
|10 March||West Bengal: Watch the video here|
|16 March||Kerala: Watch the video here|
|23 March||Tamil Nadu|
|15 April||CPR-TCPD Dialogue: Mid-Poll Assessment|
|3 May||CPR-TCPD Dialogue: Post-Election Analysis|
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