The decision, made by AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami and unanimously accepted by functionaries at Monday’s party meeting, will be to the opposition party’s benefit.
Now, in Tamil Nadu, it will be BJP vs DMK due to aggressive politics played by K Annamalai and the AIADMK will face a huge defeat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The AIADMK’s decision, just seven months before the parliamentary polls, is seen as a setback for the BJP at the national level as it was one of the few key allies of the saffron party.
Complaints arose that an excessive amount of red sand had been extracted at Poothurai near Vanur, resulting in a loss of ₹28.36 crore to the government, following which, a case was filed.
Saffron party’s B-team tag might no longer work as a criticism; leaders in DMK-led alliance refuse to believe the split and call it another act in NDA drama.
On AIADMK’s charge on BJP state president K Annamalai for leaving NDA, Sreenivasan said, “The AIADMK has faulted only Annamalai. How can they decide about an alliance just for his remarks?".
Puthiya Thamizhagam president K Krishnasamy said, “I don’t think the AIADMK’s decision will be final as far as alliance is concerned."
He also directed the government to take all appropriate actions, including criminal prosecution, to protect the financial interest of the state and safeguard the poor and voiceless people.
While the latest flashpoint may have been the state BJP chief's remarks on CN Annadurai, one of the tallest leaders of the Dravidian movement, the alliance has been under stress for some time
If BJP openly supports AIADMK, it will be forced to support the AIADMK’s corruption charges too. If AIADMK supports BJP, it will be forced to openly support the saffron party’s communalism.
Responding to questions about the status of ties between the two parties, Jayakumar said, “We stand firm on the position declared on September 18 that there are no ties with BJP.
The AIADMK team was said to have raised certain other issues discussed during the last visit of AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami but the BJP leaders were non-commital on those issues.
In her complaint, Sundari said Manoharan abused her and threatened to kill her, at her office in the presence of the public.
Hours later, Annamalai also said there was no issue between AIA DMK and BJP and both parties want Narendra Modi to be the PM again.
On one side the prime minister was jubilant about Chandrayaan-3 and on the other, he was very proud to launch the Vishwakarma scheme, the DMK MP said.
Justice RN Manjula, passed the interim injunction against the DMK scion on a defamation suit filed by EPS seeking damages and restraining him from making statements that denigrated his image.
‘Advice’ given to functionaries as, otherwise, they might end up attacking top BJP leaders
Approximately 100 DMK cadres arrived at Ulundurpet police station to lodge a complaint against Kumaraguru.
He termed Tamil Nadu as a house, AIADMK as garbage and BJP as the snake that came to the house due to the garbage.
In response to these remarks, DMK spokesperson Saravanan Annadurai accused the governor of engaging in baseless propaganda.