'Happiest moment': AIADMK snaps ties with BJP-led NDA, passes resolution
AIADMK has officially called off its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu after a row over remarks against party veteran leaders
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday snapped all ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Tamil Nadu ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The AIADMK has officially called off its alliance with the BJP after a row over BJP state chief K Annamalai's remarks against veterans CN Annadurai and J Jayalalithaa.
Top party office-bearers, district secretaries and MLAs and MPs took part in the AIADMK meet.
After the announcement of the resolution to be break ties with BJP-led NDA were made, AIADMK Spokesperson Sasirekha said, "Based on the members' opinion we are taking this resolution... This is the happiest moment for AIADMK. We are very happy to face the upcoming elections whether it might be Parliament or Assembly elections..."
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An AIADMK delegation that flew to the national capital on Friday met party president J P Nadda and Union Minister Piyush Goyal, in-charge of Tamil Nadu, and sought the leadership's intervention in making Annamalai apologise.
If this was not possible, then they could consider posting a non-controversial leader who could work in close coordination with the AIADMK during the Lok Sabha election next year, they reportedly said.
The BJP central leadership, though not in so many words, conveyed that it backed the aggressive politics of Annamalai for the party's development, a senior party leader had said on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Jayakumar had said, "There is no change in our September 18 stand... there is no alliance with BJP." He declined to speak further on the matter, indicating it might come up for discussion on September 25.
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