Last Updated: February 03, 2023, 14:22 IST
The BJP on Friday mentioned it’s making an attempt to unite the AIADMK as unity is the necessity of the hour to tackle the DMK and its allies and defeat the Congress nominee EVKS Elangovan within the February 27 Erode (East) bypoll.
Avoiding the query of supporting the AIADMK or the deposed chief O Panneerselvam, the social gathering’s nationwide normal secretary and in-charge for Tamil Nadu, C T Ravi informed reporters right here that he met the AIADMK’s interim chief Okay Palaniswami and former Chief Minister Panneerselvam.
Both the AIADMK and Panneerselvam have introduced their nominees for the byelection.
During the separate conferences, a message from BJP chief J P Nadda was conveyed to them. “I cannot disclose what we spoke. We have impressed on them the necessity to work collectively within the curiosity of Tamil Nadu and defeat DMK and its allies within the bypoll. We have tried to persuade and unite the AIADMK,” he mentioned and expressed hope that their efforts would succeed.
Only a united AIADMK would be in a position to take on the DMK and its allies and defeat the Congress nominee Elangovan, he said. “We are against devilish forces.” February 7 is the final date for submitting nominations and there may be nonetheless time, Ravi mentioned. Annamalai was current through the assembly Ravi had with Palaniswami and Panneerselvam.
Annamalai mentioned ‘a strong candidate’ from the Opposition is required and moderately than fielding separate candidates, you will need to combat collectively to make sure victory.
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