BJP finalises alliance in TN, announcement to be made soon

After holding talks with parties in Tamil Nadu for many weeks, the BJP, it seems, has finalised its alliance in the State for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Sources say an official announcement will be made very soon.

Talking to reporters, the party's general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said the BJP is having discussions with friendly parties and it will definitely have a tie-up in Tamil Nadu for the coming Lok Sabha polls. "We are having discussions with friendly parties. Definitely BJP will have alliance and the alliance in Tamil Nadu will be for good governance and positive development", he said and added that there is progress in the discussions.

When asked whether Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai’s attacks on the Centre over demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax in Parliament would scuttle the chances of a possible alliance with that party, he said "AIADMK has not issued such kind of statement." He added that BJP does not have any problem as far as engagement with regard to electoral alliance in Tamil Nadu with any parties is concerned. 

The party would elaborate soon about alliance talks, he said and added that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tirupur on Sunday was a resounding success and it showed his connect with the people is increasing.