D Jayakumar, the leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), stated on Monday that any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be decided during the elections because one has not yet been formed.
“BJP is not in alliance with AIADMK. We will decide about the alliance during the elections only,” said Jayakumar.
Jayakumar further mentioned that this is the party’s stand and not his personal opinion, and although BJP wants an alliance with the AIADMK but Annamalai (Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai) does not wish the same.
“This is not my personal view. This is our party’s stand. BJP cadres want an alliance with the AIADMK but Annamalai (Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai) doesn’t want an alliance. He always criticises our leaders. He is unfit to be BJP state president,” he said.
A verbal conflict between the BJP and AIADMK started after Annamalai made a contentious remark about the late Chief Minister C N Annadurai. As a result of the ongoing verbal volleys, the conflict has only gotten worse. When Muthuramalinga Devar spoke against atheism during the BJP protest at Chennai Valluvar Kottam against DMK Minister Sekar Babu, Annamalai mentioned an earlier incident and claimed that Annadurai was scared and apologized.