Powertrip: Pinarayi’s uncertain future, how Vijay ruffled a few feathers in DMK ecosystem

An exclusive scoop on Indian politics.

Jagan Mohan Reddy, Siddaramaiah, Pinarayi Vijayan and Vijay.

In Kerala, it’s 79-year-old Pinarayi Vijayan’s future that has become an issue which the CPIM isn’t sure how to deal with. Many don’t like him, some like him too much, but the talk is definitely on what next. Will there be a mini revolution, err, reorganisation in the party?

In Karnataka, more cases of sexual violence are tumbling out. And again, it is powerful politicians who are on the dock. But there were delays in filing the FIR. What caused the delay?

Andhra Pradesh’s YSRCP, meanwhile, is mulling if its media strategies are adequately efficient. Following embarrassing defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha elections, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s party wants to be in charge of the storytelling.

In Tamil Nadu, actor Vijay’s political moves have ruffled quite a few feathers in the DMK’s ecosystem and caught political attention. 

In this week’s Powertrip, exclusively curated for Newslaundry and The News Minute subscribers by Dhanya Rajendran, Shabbir Ahmed, Pooja Prasanna, and Nidheesh MK, we give you the inside scoop from four southern states.  

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