"Don't Need National Party As Ally If..." AIADMK's Terse Message To BJP

"Don't Need National Party As Ally If..." AIADMK's Terse Message To BJP

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December 28, 2020

In a tough message to the BJP, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has said that it does not need a "national party as ally if it is going to dictate", making it clear that it won't play second fiddle. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be the AIADMK's face as it seeks reelection when the southern state votes in a few months, the party reiterated on Sunday, days after the BJP's Prakash Javadekar had refused to comment on Mr Palaniswami being the chief ministerial candidate.

New Delhi, 28 December 2020

AIADMK MP KP Munusamy, who is also the deputy coordinator for the state elections, said on Sunday his party will lead the poll alliance. "If any national party wants to dictate otherwise, they're welcome to not to be part of the amalgam," he underlined. Tamil Nadu elections are due in April-May 2021. The BJP doesn't have an MLA or an MP in the state, which may have prompted the AIADMK's terse message. In power for nine years the AIADMK government faces anti-incumbency, and had suffered a near rout in the national elections last year fought in alliance with the BJP.

Source -NDTV


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