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BJP to Lead Alliance in Tamil Nadu in 2016

BJP will make a serious bid to take power in Tamil Nadu by leading an alliance in the 2016 assembly elections, its president Amit Shah said.

Published: 21st December 2014 02:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2014 03:45 PM   |  A+A-

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In this file photo, DMK ministers M.K. Alagiri and D. Napoleon interact with the media at Parliament after submitting their resignations in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)

By IANS

CHENNAI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make a serious bid to take power in Tamil Nadu by leading an alliance in the 2016 assembly elections, its president Amit Shah said Sunday.

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The announcement was made on a day former DMK leader and former central minister D. Napolean joined the BJP.

Shah said the BJP would mobilise 60 lakh new members in Tamil Nadu and it would be the largest party in the state in 2016.

He also told reporters that the party would lead an alliance during the next assembly elections and also declare its chief ministerial candidate.

According to him, the economy had improved after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power.

Napolean, a minister in the Congress-led UPA government who quit the DMK Saturday, joined the BJP at the party headquarters here in Shah's presence.

On Saturday, music director Gangai Amaran joined the BJP.

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