CHENNAI: While forging an alliance with the BJP, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami sought to dent the criticism of playing second fiddle to the ruling party at the Centre, by allotting just five seats, making it a junior partner.
However, one of the problems the alliance will have to face is the anti-BJP mood in Tamil Nadu over issues such as the proposed dam on Mekedatu, Mullaiperiyar and NEET.
Political analyst Tharasu Shyam, offered a take contrary to that of other analysts. He pointed to the anti-incumbency factor that could go against the AIADMK and the possible dissatisfaction in the Congress because it would want more seats than the DMK could offer.
“So, the situation is a big advantage to T T V Dhinakaran because the votes against AIADMK will not go to DMK but to the AMMK.”