The BJP in Tamil Nadu may have given up on its attempts to pull the DMDK into its front for the Lok Sabha polls, if you go by what leaders said at the public meeting in Vandalur on Saturday.
Addressing the meeting before party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived at the venue, senior leader L Ganesan said that most outfits that want to be with the saffron party for the elections, were represented on the dais. This included the MDMK, the IJK and the Kongu Nadu Makkal Desiya Katchi. Alliance deal with “one more party”, he said, is on the verge of being clinched.
“Most parties first decide on the alliance and then move to other issues such as the seats they want to contest and what they are. But this party first decides on the seats and numbers and then announces the alliance. That is their way. But the alliance with the party is almost done,” he said, in what sources said was a reference to the PMK.
On the other hand, leader of IJK, Pachaimuthu, an alliance partner, said that the BJP will no longer bend in front of any other party for the sake of an alliance.