Swamy-Captain Meet Triggers Alliance Talk

‘People expect a third force to come to power in 2016 election’

Published: 06th September 2015 04:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2015 04:16 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday called on Vijayakant at the DMDK headquarters here and held discussions for over 30 minutes. Former IAS officer VS Chandralekha and DMDK youth wing secretary LK Sudheesh were present during the talks.

Later, talking to mediapersons, Swamy said Tamil Nadu government had filed many defamation cases against him and Vijayakant and that they discussed about how to face them.  Responding to a query, he said “People of Tamil Nadu are educated and no one can take them for granted. DMK president M Karunanidhi though hopeful of retaining power in 2011 Assembly elections is all set to  be defeated. This time, the people expect a third force to come to power.”

The meeting comes a few days after Vijayakant’s announcement that the DMDK would lead an alliance for 2016 Assembly elections. Earlier, he had said the DMDK was not in any alliance.

BJP sources played it down saying, “It is a meeting between two leaders. There was no intimation about the  meeting to the State unit.”

BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the party would take steps to conduct Jallikattu this year. On the alliance issue, she said “Some parties may leave the alliance and some may come in. But, we will face the elections as National Democratic Alliance.”

She called for enforcing prohibition to bring down the high number of road accidents in Tamil Nadu.

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