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TN Politics or TV Show? When OPS Pulled a ‘House Of Cards’

House of Cards? Game of Thrones? Bitch please. Watch Tamil Nadu politics instead!

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A leader’s death mired in conspiracy, an overnight annexation of power, a sudden climactic revelation from an unexpected corner – people choose their own heroes as cracks form in the ‘house.’ Backstabbing, lies, public outcry and drama ensue – nope, we are not writing a plot outline for an Indian version of ‘House Of Cards.’ Anyone keeping up with Tamil Nadu’s current topsy-turvy politics would know that all this is unfolding in reality, live.

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Not just the masses, but public figures too couldn’t help but draw the parallels.

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It is hard not to miss the Game Of Throne-isque turn of events that Tamil Nadu and more specifically the AIADMK has seen since the state’s former CM and party supremo Jayalalithaa passed away on 5 December.

After all, O Panneerselvam’s 40-minute-long meditation followed by the explosive revelations by Marina Beach was nothing short of a Frank Underwood move.

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In fact, observers (read netizens who keep up with politics and pop culture) attest that the twists and turns in this real life developing drama are much more entertaining than the fictitious shows.

While the uncertainty over Tamil Nadu’s leadership and the fate of the AIADMK remains to reach a conclusion, people (affected or not) keep their eyes glued to the site of the drama for sheer entertainment.

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