No alliance with BJP in Tamil Nadu, says AIADMK

Any decision on poll pact will be decided only during election, says Jayakumar

Senior AIADMK leader D. Jayakumar Senior AIADMK leader D. Jayakumar

Furious over BJP Tamil Nadu president K. Annamalai’s controversial remarks on Dravidian stalwart C.N. Annadurai, the AIADMK on Monday announced that there was no alliance with the saffron party as of now and that any decision on a poll pact will be decided only during the election.

"BJP is not in alliance with AIADMK. We will decide about the alliance during the elections only," said senior AIADMK leader D. Jayakumar. 

Jayakumar said the AIADMK workers would not tolerate any affront to the late chief minister and that the party had asked the BJP leadership to restrain Annamalai.

"BJP cadres want an alliance with the AIADMK but Annamalai doesn't want an alliance. He always criticises our leaders. He is unfit to be BJP state president," he said.

“Why should we carry you? BJP can't set foot here. Your vote bank is known. You are known because of us," the former minister further said while lashing out at the BJP state chief.

The tie up between BJP and AIADMK has soured and the two parties engaged in a war of words ever since Annamalai made critical remarks against Annadurai and late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

During a BJP protest at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai, Annamalai by mentioning an incident from the past said that Annadurai got scared and apologized when Muthuramalinga Devar spoke against atheism. 

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