Tamil Nadu

Deepening divide

Print edition : April 26, 2019

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami campaigning in Tirunelveli town on April 4. (Facing page) DMK president M.K. Stalin at a public meeting in Coimbatore on April 3. Photo: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN

DMK president M.K. Stalin at a public meeting in Coimbatore on April 3. Photo: S. SIVA SARAVANAN

DMK candidate K. Kanimozhi addressing voters in Thoothukudi on April 2. Photo: N. RAJESH

AMMK deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran addressing a campaign meeting at Oddanchatram in Dindigul district on April 3. Photo: G. KARTHIKEYAN

Caste continues to dominate the electoral discourse in Tamil Nadu, where the AMMK, a breakaway faction of the AIADMK, is likely to damage the prospects of the alliance led by the ruling party.
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