Only a number of days again, AIADMK chief Edapaddi Ok Palaniswamy visited Delhi to sew up the alliance talks for the following Lok Sabha polls. He met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP nationwide President JP Nadda and held parlays to get finer particulars ironed out. The AIADMK is nonetheless a part of the NDA.
Under the management of Annamalai, the BJP feels it has grown up and can provide a tricky battle to DMK within the wake of the rising anti-establishment wave. Unconfirmed sources say the BJP has requested for 15 to 20 seats out of 39 in Tamil Nadu. But AIADMK has second thought on the quantity and has not made any assurance to take into account or straight no. BJP cited the response the en maan en makkal yatra of Annamalai acquired and unmanageable crowds thronged to see him, and work together with him. No such charismatic chief within the AIADMK after the demise of its founder MGR and Jayalalithaa. Moreover, it wants BJP assist to escape from DVAC raids on its leaders by the DMK regime.
Annamalai made a remark that has not gone effectively with the AIADMK. Annamalai recalled an occasion saying Annadurai, popularly often called Anna, had made a crucial comment towards the Hindu religion at an occasion in Madurai within the 1950s, and was slammed by freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthu Ramalinga Thevar.
Lashing out at Annamalai over his comment, the AIADMK leaders stated he intentionally “insulted” Anna and questioned him about his information of the Dravidian stalwart’s life. AIADMK chief D Jayakumar made it clear on Monday that there is at the moment no alliance between his social gathering, led by Ok. Palaniswami, and the BJP in Tamil Nadu. He stated that the choice relating to any alliance would solely be finalised through the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.
The former minister criticized Annamalai for his unfavorable feedback in regards to the outstanding Dravidian chief C N Annadurai. Jayakumar asserted that his social gathering members wouldn’t tolerate any disrespect directed on the late chief minister. Jayakumar said that Annamalai didn’t seem excited by forming an alliance with AIADMK, regardless of some BJP members wanting it. He questioned why they need to endure criticism of their leaders and emphasised that the BJP’s presence within the state was recognized and attributed to the AIADMK.
In a powerful response, Annamalai advised media individuals in Coimbatore on Sunday “BJP is not subservient to anybody. Alliance is necessary however for those who anticipate us to be slaves, we can’t be so. This is social gathering of self respect. No social gathering is sturdy sufficient to shun political alliances. All are mutually dependent. There is no massive social gathering or small social gathering in politics. We are accommodative. But that doesn’t imply we’ll compromise on ideas. Referring to former AIADMK ministers Jayakumar, C Ve Shanmugam and Sellur Raju who had criticised him, Annamalai stated he discovered there was a transparent sample. The trio would speak one after one other when he makes any crucial feedback on AIADMK or its chief.
He stated “ I will not instigate my second rung leaders to speak. I would speak for myself. Denying their charges, Annamalai said “ I have not denigrated any one. I was only quoting from history. I did not speak ill of Anna and had only mentioned an event wherein Muthu Ramalinga Thevar had defended Sanatana Dharma. History is history. Look at history as history. I am very clear. Nowhere will I belittle anyone? I did not insult or underestimate anyone, anywhere; history should be spoken as it was and if it is not liked (by some people), it’s okay. I will not be mute spectator when someone questions my honesty and police job. I am capable of doing dirty politics but controlling myself. I can talk more. I can even speak about what C Ve Shanmugam did when he was a minister”.
Annamalai stated “There is no need for the BJP to come to power by bending to another party. It is an individual party with individual ideologies. Its workers are working hard and the party does not see anyone as a demi-god in Tamil Nadu politics. Sana tana dharma is our life breath. I came to politics to protect Tamil culture and the Sanatana dharma. Alliance is only 2024 Lok Sabha elections. BJP will come to power in Tamil Nadu by relying on its own strength in 2026 and not as a “B team” of every other social gathering.