CHENNAI: Enthused at the prospect of the BJP’s ascendance in the political arena of TN, party State president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday claimed that the party would emerge victorious in the civic by-polls, propelling the saffron alliance as the alternative to the AIADMK in the State.
“The BJP-led NDA will emerge as the strong alternative to the ruling party in Tamil Nadu”, she said while participating in the celebrations to mark the Modi government’s 100 days in office. On her meeting with MDMK general secretary Vaiko earlier in the day to seek his party, which is boycotting the by-elections to the various local bodies, she said the firebrand leader had promised to support the BJP.
In a statement here, Vaiko said the issue was discussed at the party’s high-level committee on Sept 1 and it was decided to support the BJP in the local body elections. Stating that she had also called on DMDK chief Vijaykant for his party’s support, Tamilisai said the actor-politician would convey the decision after consultations.