iThe BJP in Tamil Nadu finds itself on sticky wicket on several crucial issues like the Katchatheevu, releasing of seven convicts in the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and ‘corruption remark.’
As various political parties including the ruling AIADMK demand the Centre to retrieve Katchatheevu and thereby end the killings of innocent Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, the BJP claims retrieval would not resolve the fishermen's problems.
“Retrieving Katchatheevu is not a solution. That's why we are talking about encouraging deep sea fishing,” BJP state general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan explained to Deccan Chronicle.
As to granting remission to Rajiv Gandhi assassins, the party here wants them released as per law.
Though Mr Modi visited the state thrice and addressed four rallies during the run up to the Assembly election, he neither directly targeted Ms Jayalalithaa nor made any veiled references.
And post Jayalalithaa's meeting with PM, the party is unable to respond to opposition charge over party's national chief Amit Shah who accused the AIADMK of being the “most corrupt” while campaigning in the state.