Meanwhile, the BJP said, “As far as the party (AIADMK) is concerned, policy based support is given. There is ample time to decide about alliance.”

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Even as Tamil Nadu is in the throes of a political leadership crisis and the AIADMK-led government is increasingly under fire for one misstep after another for being a ‘satellite’ of the Centre, the AIADMK mouthpiece has come out all guns blazing in support of the BJP. In an article in Namadhu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma, the party said on Sunday that signs of AIADMK working together with BJP like a “double-barrelled gun” in the political arena, were visible. 

In a reference to the recent series of opposition parties’ protests over the non-formation of the Cauvery Management Board, the party said “whatever be the number of protests and demonstrations, no one can sever the ties between the AIADMK and the BJP,” reported The Hindu. Terming the protests ‘unnecessary’, the article also assigns an ulterior motive to them: DMK is apprehensive that the two governments, working in unison, would resolve the Cauvery dispute, according to the Deccan Chronicle

As per a report in the Financial Express, the party patted itself on the back for the 'democratic ethos' with which it permitted the recent black flag demonstrations against the visiting Prime Minister. While it has been well documented that PM Modi barely travelled by road in the city, the mouthpiece however asked if the protesters had succeeded in showing a single black flag to the PM.

As per the New Indian Express, the article also called on the leadership of both parties, the AIADMK and the BJP, to come together and work towards a joint solution over the Cauvery dispute.

The article comes days after the mouthpiece carried a scathing poem criticising the BJP at the Centre. 

Meanwhile, according to a report in the Times of India, BJP State Secretary Vanathi Srinivasan said, We don’t know the intention behind the article. It is up to the party leadership to decide on alliances. At present I don’t think there are signs of such development. The Centre will extend whatever help needed. As far as the party (AIADMK) is concerned, policy based support is given. There is ample time to decide about alliance.”

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