The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) have split in Tamil Nadu. AIADMK leader D Jayakumar on Monday informed that there is no alliance with the saffron organization BJP at present. Any decision regarding the electoral pact will be taken during the election itself.
Clarifying the political alliance ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha polls, senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar told reporters on Monday, “We will take a decision about the alliance during the elections itself.” In his statement, he said that we will take a decision about the alliance during the elections itself. This is not my personal opinion. This is our party’s stand.”
He further said, “BJP cadre wants an alliance with AIADMK, but Annamalai (TN BJP president K Annamalai) does not want an alliance. He always criticizes our leaders. He is unfit to be BJP’s state president.” D Jayakumar said that we cannot accept continuous criticism of our leaders. Annamalai has criticized our leader Jayalalithaa before. At that time we passed a resolution against Annamalai. They should have stopped this. He is criticizing Anna, Periyar and the General Secretary. No cadre will accept this. Tomorrow there is work to be done in the election field. So without any option we announced it.