- Category: TamilNadu Political News
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 February 2019 11:41
AIADMK minister says in Poll Alliance, "Anything can happen in politics."
On Monday, AIADMK said that he will lead the coalition of parties in Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha elections, obviously, there is no alliance with the BJP. It also comes when the DMK and Congress have agreed to continue their alliance for general elections.
Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar clarified that his party would be the most senior partner in the tie-up, saying "we will lead the coalition."
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said on Sunday that AIADMK was holding talks with regional, national and friendly parties and will be known after the clear picture of the coalition's approval.
On being asked if his party would combine with the BJP as the Congress was already in the DMK camp, Mr Jayakumar remembered the remarks of the party coordinator Mr Panneerselvam in this regard.
On why AIADMK began receiving applications from aspirants for all the 39 seats in the state and the only segment in neighbouring Puducherry on Monday if it was set to stitch an alliance led by it, Mr Jayakumar, who is also the Fisheries Minister, said it was a usual exercise.
He said, "You are wrong, we will get applications for all constituencies ... But after allotment of seats to the allies, all those party men who wanted such seats will work for the official candidates."
The exercise of receiving applications does not mean that the AIADMK will be contesting in all the 40 constituencies of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, he clarified.
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