April 24, 2018
Chennai : Ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has for the record tried to distance itself from an article in its mouth piece Namadhu Puratchi Thalavi Amma that declared that it was cosying up with the BJP.
Although state fisheries minister D Jayakumar said that there was nothing wrong in having friendly ties with the government at the centre, it was not as if the AIADMK and BJP were allied with one another politically in Tamil Nadu.
“It is not for an individual to take a decision and the party has not taken any decision on political ties, which even if they do take place would happen at an appropriate time,” Jayakumar told media persons on Monday.
The AIADMK mouth piece had on Sunday heaped lavish praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said all efforts by the DMK to drive a wedge between the BJP and the AIADMK will come to a nought. The DMK by its agitation mode against the centre on the Cauvery issue will not result in weakening the friendly ties the state government has with the central government, another minister said.
Meanwhile Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai also spoke in similar vein and said having friendly relations does not mean we are two bullets in a single barrel gun.
Responding to media queries at airport, the AIADMK senior leader said the for the present the two parties are functioning as separate entities and the question of alliance can come only at the time of elections. “Even during Amma’s time, the relationship with the centre was cordial,” Thambi Durai said.