BJP Chief Nadda Announces Alliance With AIADMK Ahead of TN Polls

Elections are scheduled to be held in Tamil Nadu in April-May, 2021.

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File image of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda.

BJP President JP Nadda on Saturday, 30 January, announced an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, at a public rally in Madurai.

Elections are scheduled to be held in Tamil Nadu in April-May, 2021.

"I would like to share with you and declare here that the BJP has decided that in the coming times in the elections, BJP, along with AIADMK and like-minded parties, we will be going for the elections,” PTI quoted him as saying.

Nadda is on a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu to take stock of the party's affairs and poll preparedness months before assembly elections are due in the southern state, officials said on Friday. He will also visit Puducherry for a day during his trip.


"Tamil Nadu needs (national) mainstreaming and it is possible only with the BJP," he said stating that the issues being faced by the state could be tackled with the support of BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

"Take care of Kamalam (lotus, the BJP symbol) and Kamalam is going to take care of development of Tamil Nadu,” he added.

He claimed that the state was “ignored” during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government and mentioned that PM Modi facilitated projects such as the defence corridor for Tamil Nadu.

Dwelling on Tamil, the BJP chief said that Tamilians had a distinct combination of entrepreneurship, economic and cultural ethos. He further called Madurai a “pious land,” home of Goddess Meenakshi.

(With inputs from PTI)

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