Speaking at a function, Palaniswami said: "We will not accept those who betray the interests of Tamil Nadu's people."

AIADMK will align with parties that do good for Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami
news Politics Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 08:32

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said the ruling AIADMK will support only a party that does good to the state.

Speaking at a function where members of various parties joined his AIADMK, Palaniswami said: "We will not accept those who betray the interests of Tamil Nadu's people."

His reference to an electoral alliance comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the party's doors were open for alliances and it cherished old friends. But Modi did not name any party.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the BJP's doors were open for an alliance in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

"Strong NDA is an article of faith for us. It is not a compulsion. Even when the BJP won a majority on its own, we preferred to run the government with our allies. We cherish our old friends and our doors are always open for parties. But more than political issues, the winning alliance is the alliance of the people," he said.

The PM’s remarks came during his interaction with booth level BJP workers of five parliamentary constituencies of Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Erode and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu.

He was replying to a question from one of the workers who said there were rumours that the BJP may ally with the ruling AIADMK, DMK or mega star Rajinikanth, who is yet to float a political party, in the Lok Sabha elections and wanted to know Modi's views.

Most Tamil Nadu parties, be it AIADMK, DMK, PMK and MDMK, had aligned with the BJP in the past. But the BJP has no ally in Tamil Nadu now.

Tamil Nadu parties are now opposed to the central government's permission to Karnataka to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for construction of a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekadatu.

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