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Forget Opinion Polls, now Astrologers Also Tell You Who May Win

Ahead of every election, astrologers suggest change in the lifestyles of politicians and make predictions.

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Astrologers predict AIDMK chief Jayalalithaa’s win in the 2016 Assembly Elections. Photo used for representational purposes only. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Only AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa filed her nomination for the upcoming assembly elections by 28 April.

When the clock struck 12:30 pm on 29 April, the last day to file nominations, the remaining 233 candidates from the AIADMK and allied parties dutifully started the process of filing their papers on Amma’s orders.

Though politicians might not necessarily take pleasure in being called ‘superstitious’, one cannot deny the significant place astrology occupies in Tamil Nadu politics.

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Just ahead of every election, astrologers carefully read the stars of politicians, suggest change in ‘lifestyles’ and predict good and bad times with due diligence. Astrologers have a say in everything from the choice of constituency and the date and time of filing nominations. Astrologer Rajasekhar does not mince his words when he predicts victory for Jayalalithaa.

I have taken their nakshatras, signs and the date of election, as well as the counting date to arrive at predicting the winners. Based on this, Jayalalithaa’s Magam and Stalin’s Mesham will witness good times ahead.
Rajasekhar, Astrologer

He claims that both Stalin and Jayalalithaa will allegedly find a common enemy in DMDK leader and PWF’s chief ministerial candidate Vijayakant.

Ask him who among the two will become the chief minister, believes that the person with the maximum number of aksharas will be more prosperous. Jayalalithaa’s stars fit the bill, and she will emerge victorious.

Seasoned Astrologer Predicts Amma’s Win

DMK President M Karunanidhi and AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa. (Photo Courtesy: <i>The News Minute</i>)
DMK President M Karunanidhi and AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)
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Way back in 2001, Kerala-based astrologer Unnikrishnan Panicker predicted that Jayalalithaa will occupy the Chief Minister’s chair, even though she was debarred due to the criminal cases pending against her. The AIADMK supremo went on to become the Chief Minister as a non-elected member of the assembly. This year too, the famous astrologer foresees her forming the government in the state.

But astrologers are quick to clarify that they too are hesitant to predict winners. “I am very closely associated with the top politicians from both the parties. I have held consultations with some of the most prominent leaders on one to one basis. But I would never predict the winner as I am close friends with them all,” claims Chennai-based astrologer Shelvi.

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