BJP’s alliance with AIADMK to continue for Tamil Nadu assembly elections: JP Nadda
On Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda announced that BJP will contest the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in alliance with the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party.
Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda attended a meeting of the core committee of BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit in Madurai. During the meeting saffron party’s chief made the much awaited announcement. He said in the meeting that BJP and AIADMK will contest the most crucial Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2021 as part of an alliance.
In November 2020, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam confirmed this alliance at an event when Home Minister Amit Shah had visited Chennai.
Before attending the meeting on Saturday, JP Nadda visited the Meenakshi Temple and paid his respects to freedom fighter Deivathiru Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar Ayya.
This announcement of alliance came in less than two weeks after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
In the Tamil Nadu elections, the alliance between BJP and AIADMK will be going up against the longstanding alliance of the DMK and Congress.
In an interview, DMK chief MK Stalin alleged that BJP was trying to break the AIADMK by exploiting the rift between Tamil Nadu CM EPS and Deputy CM O Paneerselvam.
BJP Chief J P Nadda is on a three day visit to the Southern state. His visit was scheduled to take stock of the party’s affairs and poll preparedness months before assembly elections. A day before the meeting, Nadda held a public rally in Madurai. He will also visit Puducherry for a day during his trip.
Elections are scheduled to be held in Tamil Nadu in April-May, 2021.