December 21, 2020
A few days ago, Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan had said that the party would decide who would be the Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. This caused a great stir and debate in the state’s political circles. In particular, it caused a great deal of controversy among the AIADMK cadres. It is in this context that L Murugan, who met reporters in Thanjavur, has expressed a new opinion on the matter.
As the 2021 Assembly elections approach, there is a heated debate and agitation in Tamil Nadu political circles. Murugan’s suggestion that the Tamil Nadu Chief Ministerial candidate would be decided by the BJP was met with scrutiny by political observers. Murugan, who arrived in Thanjavur to attend party functions, told reporters, “We are briefing farmers on the benefits of the central government’s new agricultural laws. We are currently holding over a thousand meetings and meeting farmers. We are clear on who is the Chief Ministerial candidate of Tamil Nadu. Our party leadership will announce the Chief Ministerial candidate.”
While Murugan said EPS is the front-runner, he also confused reporters by saying party leadership would decide on the same.
Khushbu Sundar had earlier said that the centre would decide who would be the Chief Ministerial candidate and said that a decision on the same would be taken when JP Nadda visits TN and has a discussion with EPS.