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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp