Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], October 1 (ANI): Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai on Sunday said that the party heads the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in India adding there is an alliance in the state also, amid breaking up with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
Annamalai said that elections are ‘very far away’ and that there are senior leaders sitting in Delhi who will take a call.
“My Delhi visit is a very routine visit. I keep going after every yatra. I have to brief my senior leadership on what the Yatra is happening, especially in phase 2. There are many senior leaders who are supposed to participate in the yatra. I have to go and get their dates also,” Annamalai said.
“Elections are very far away. There are senior leaders sitting in Delhi who will take a call… There is no need to comment when we have positive things to do. The NDA alliance is formed by the BJP, there is an NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu. BJP heads the NDA alliance in India. Of course, there is an NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu,” he said.
AIADMK deputy general secretary KP Munusamy earlier on September 28 said that the party will form its alliance and face the 2024 Lok Sabha election and 2026 Assembly elections in the state.
In a meeting of its office-bearers held on Monday, AIADMK passed a “unanimous” resolution breaking the alliance with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which is led by the BJP.
In the resolution, the party accused the BJP’s Tamil Nadu leadership of belittling the party by making statements against its icons and former Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers C Annadurai and CM J Jayalalithaa.
“AIADMK will face the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and 2026 Assembly elections by forming its own alliance,” AIADMK deputy general secretary KP Munusamy said in Krishnagiri.
BJP Central leadership has still not given up on its relationship with the AIADMK despite the party calling off the alliance.
“Eight months are left and what will happen in these months, we can’t say anything today. To make the party strong is the duty of every worker. Under the leadership of K Annamalai a great work of strengthening the party is being done,” BJP leader CT Ravi told ANI earlier.
The friction between the BJP and AIADMK started after the Tamil Nadu BJP state president K Annamalai made statements regarding former Tamil Nadu chief minister C Annadurai and former CM J Jayalalithaa.
On September 25, AIADMK announced its separation from the NDA, accusing the BJP’s state leadership of not showing respect to its senior leaders. (ANI)
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