There is no word on him meeting DMDK founder Vijayakanth, said a senior BJP leader.

BJP President Amit Shah to visit Tamil Nadu on WednesdayImage: BJP President Amit Shah/ PTI
news TN2016 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 17:19

Amid uncertainty over his party's alliance prospects in poll-bound Tamil Nadu especially with DMDK, BJP President Amit Shah will "review the political situation" of the state during his brief visit in Chennai on Wednesday.

Shah is scheduled to attend a function involving Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi in Chennai and is also likely to meet senior office-bearers of the state unit, a party leader said.

"Since the state is going to polls, he will review the political situation but as of now there is no word on him meeting DMDK founder Vijayakanth," the senior leader told PTI responding to a possible Shah-Vijayakanth meeting.

According to official sources, Shah is expected to arrive in the evening on Wednesday and proceed to the venue.

He was later slated to leave for Kerala, another poll-bound state, they said.

BJP's alliance prospects with DMDK, which was part of the NDA for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, are in a limbo with the actor-politician not only giving confusing signals on a tie-up but also announcing the party's decision to go solo in the May 16 Assembly polls.

Although BJP's Tamil Nadu in-charge and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had called on Vijayakanth earlier, DMDK had described the meeting as a 'courtesy call.'  

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