AIADMK’s alliance with BJP will continue for the Tamil Nadu elections scheduled for early next year, Chief Minister E Palaniswami said on Saturday during a visit by Union Minister Amit Shah to Chennai.
“The Lok Sabha alliance will continue for the Assembly elections. We have given 10 years of good governance. Our alliance will win the 2021 elections. Tamil Nadu will always support the Prime Minister. [Narendra] Modi, ”said Mr. Palaniswami.
The AIADMK will once again hope to beat its rival DMK in the state where it has been in power for more than nine years now.
The AIADMK defeated the DMK in the 2011 assembly polls when J Jayalalithaa led the party to a resounding victory. He won again in 2016, before the DMK rebounded with a strong performance in last year’s Lok Sabha election.
A DMK-led alliance, also including Congress, won 38 of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu’s parliament, in addition to Pondicherry’s lone seat, leaving only one to AIADMK, in the first major election in the Status held after the deaths of Ms. Jayalalithaa and Patriarch DMK Mr. Karunanidhi in 2016 and 2018 respectively.