With the 9 districts of Tamil Nadu going for rural native physique polls in two phases on October 6 and October 9, the state is witnessing a troublesome political battle between the AIADMK led entrance and the DMK led entrance.

The polls are broad open and each the fronts have a degree to show. While the DMK entrance which is within the saddle in Tamil Nadu desires to ascertain that the 2021 victory was not a fluke, the AIADMK desires to regain misplaced floor and set up its supremacy in these rural native physique elections and therefore show its presence with a bang.

The AIADMK has nevertheless acquired a jolt even earlier than the polls within the northern elements of Tamil Nadu because the highly effective Vanniyar political occasion, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) which was a part of the AIADMK entrance abruptly introduced that it could go it alone within the ensuing polls. While the PMK has brazenly introduced that lack of time to resolve on seat-sharing led to its choice to contest the polls alone, sources within the occasion informed IANS that the occasion was miffed on the AIADMK not pushing the case of its chief, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss for getting a cupboard berth within the current enlargement on the Centre.

The PMK contesting alone within the northern districts will have an effect on the prospects of the AIADMK.

In the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, the current beheading of 4 individuals as a part of a caste warfare has affected the ruling dispensation and the individuals’s ire is directed on the failure of the state police and its intelligence wing as the foremost purpose for the rise in brutal killings. The indisputable fact that these killings are primarily carried out on caste strains has additionally affected the prospects of the ruling entrance, particularly in Tirunelveli district. The struggle is usually between the Dalits and the Thevar group and has led to a polarization of the social cloth in nearly all of the southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

Director-General of Police C. Saylendra Babu known as a gathering of senior officers in Tirunelveli and Madurai to take strict motion towards the perpetrators of the violence and killings. He directed the district police superintendents to be on alert and carefully monitor the outlets the place weapons like knives and machetes are bought. The police have directed all of the shopkeepers to maintain a file of those that have purchased these weapons.

While the police are enterprise strict monitoring, the native persons are apprehensive that both earlier than the polls or instantly after them, there might be violence within the area on caste strains.

M. Rajendran, Retired Professor of Social Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, informed IANS that “The police have to be tough with these thugs. They should not be given a hero’s welcome in their native villages for killing someone and the police should put it down with an iron hand. The steps taken by the DGP to get information about those who buy knives and machetes is a good idea and constant intelligence inputs and arrest of those involved in reprisal killings are a must as the immediate solution. Caste differences have to go and the government should conduct massive awareness programmes right from school children to adults to overcome this.”

The 9 districts of the state which might be going to the polls in two phases are Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tenkasi, Vellore, Ranipet, Tiruppatur, Tirunelveli, Villupuram, and Kallakuruchi. Political events are busy connecting with the individuals.

While Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin is main the DMK marketing campaign, the AIADMK is being led by former Chief Ministers, O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi. Ok. Palaniswami.

With the outcomes of the elections popping out on October 12, it stays to be seen who could have the final chortle whilst political observers are of the opinion that the DMK led entrance has an edge.

R. Padmanabhan, Director, Socio-Economic Development Foundation, a suppose tank based mostly out of Madurai, informed IANS that “The DMK led front has a slight edge in the rural local body polls, as generally in panchayat elections the party which is in power has an edge. Moreover, the Stalin government has done well in the past few months since it assumed office and this will also work in favour of the DMK led front. In the AIADMK, there are certain issues within the party and the PMK announcing it will contest the elections alone is a setback for the AIADMK front in northern Tamil Nadu.”


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