For Presidential Election, Tamil Nadu’s Ruling AIADMK Allies With BJP
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According to the latest reports by NDTV and their interview with Mr. M. Thambidurai – AIADMK leader and Deputy Speaker. It has been confirmed that AIADMK will be allying with BJP to support the state party for the forthcoming Presidential Elections, claiming to follow the “footsteps of Amma” Dr.J.Jayalalitha – the former Chief Minister and the most Powerful of the AIADMK party.
Presidential Election 2017: Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK has pledged its support for the BJP candidate
Invoking Jayalalithaa and the party’s founder MG Ramachandran, Mr. Thambidurai said, “Both MGR and Amma had cordial reactions with the center. PM Narendra Modi was a good friend of Amma. Amma always voted against Congress, so we will follow her footsteps and support the BJP candidate for the President.”
Also adding to that ridiculous reason to support the BJP government. He added “State government is dependent on Centre for financial assistance. After GST, Centre has to support states”, indicating that the Tamil Nadu government will continue to support the Modi government on most policies.
M Thambidurai says that his party will support the BJP’s candidate after meeting with Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, BJP Panel member on the Presidential polls.
To see its presidential candidate through, the ruling National Democratic Alliance will need help from regional parties. The NDA has about 48.5 per cent votes in the Electoral College. Regional parties AIADMK, YSR Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Biju Janata Dal together have about 12 percent that the BJP hopes to add. The rival faction of the AIADMK led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam.
During the month of April, there was an interview with – the now CM Edappadi Palanisamy. He then said he will follow the “footsteps of Amma” and that first AIADMK should focus on reuniting together.
Now, we know what he meant by the fact “We will follow the footsteps of Amma”.
Despite, the wrath of many South Indians towards BJP government for enforcing laws against publics wishes and impersonating their private methods of living and habits. Some southern parties including Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK is moving forward with the decision to support BJP against the opposition of the majority of the publics of their respective states.
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