Leaders unsure about the AIADMK-BJP alliance
AIADMK’s alliance with the BJP is coming to the fore. As the leaders of the ruling party are meeting to talk about the causes that lead to its defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly by-polls.
Fisheries Ministers and party’s managing secretary, D. Jayakumar talking to press, “I cannot tell you today whether we will continue to have an alliance with the BJP for the local body elections. However, as of date, we are allies.”
Minister stated that the party leadership would take a call on the alliance at “an appropriate time.”
The State president of the BJP, Tamilisai Soundararajan, repeated the same view. “There is no doubt that we- the BJP and the AIADMK- are friends. A representative of my party even took part in an Iftar hosted by the AIADMK. At the same time, we are taking steps independently to strengthen our party,” she said.
The BJP leader stated that “Only when the notification is issued for the local body polls will we take a decision on the alliance.”