Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam mentioned that the AIADMK’s alliance with the BJP would proceed, for the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The AIADMK had allied with the BJP, as part of the NDA to combat the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The AIADMK deputy coordinator and coordinator made the announcement at an occasion the place the Home Minister Amit Shah nearly inaugurated Chennai’s fifth water reservoir and a slew of different infrastructure tasks, together with the big-ticket section II of Chennai metro rail.
The AIADMK leaders emphasised that their alliance would retain majority seats within the meeting.
While there have been minor strains seen within the AIADMK-BJP alliance over points akin to vel yatra, the happenings on Saturday in Chennai and the grand reception accorded to the home minister by the AIADMK authorities was ample indication of the persevering with alliance.
The chief minister and his deputy and a handful of Cabinet ministers and lone AIADMK MP have been on the tarmac to obtain the home minister.
The highway that leads from the airport to the resort that Shah is halting in was lined with AIADMK and BJP supporters, waving flags and placards. Many had identified that such a welcome was unprecedented, provided that Tamil Nadu had as soon as established a political tradition the place prime ministers and senior leaders would even pay courtesy visits to the political supremos of the state.