Since my last post on elections, several interesting things has infact happened with more and more freebies gobbling up the tamils. TV sets, Cable connections,Rice,Stove,Cycles,Bus-Pass and what not? The point by reading between the lines is that people have really become very very gullible. How far they have become so? That's the million dollar question.
This elections has become somewhat unique when compared with the last two assembly eletion which I had witnessed. When it was 1996 people where very much fed up with the most plundered first term of Jaya. Scams in Coal Import, Cemetry sheds, chappals, Sudhakaran's marraige,Pleasant stay Hotel case, London properties and the list goes on and on and on. There was a strong anti-jaya wave which led to the total debacle. Much to her dismay she herself lost to DMK candidate Sugavanam from Bargur
Things were totally diffarent in 2001, MK did a rule which is not as filled up as jaya's. But things like unprecedented price for cement bags, mindless flyover for chennai etc. When everyone expected for a second turn for MK things went the way of arithmetics with jaya reigned in.
But this time the scenario is really confusing. The incumbency factor is not that severe and inspite of the arithmetic MK 's possibilities are still bleak and hazy. With biased opinion polls are favoring one or the other and prominent and important ones are left clueless. Hoof... it's really confusing. Then important thing.. I am expecting for a first ever hung assembly in Tamil Nadu, with Jaya getting around 60 and MK about 75. That would be really a new assembly in the history of Tamil Nadu. All eyes are on May 8.