The AIADMK’s alliance with the BJP will proceed for the Tamil Nadu elections due early subsequent 12 months, Chief Minister E Palaniswami introduced on Saturday throughout a go to by Union Minister Amit Shah to Chennai.
“The Lok Sabha alliance will proceed for the meeting elections. We’ve given 10 years of fine governance. Our alliance will win the 2021 polls. Tamil Nadu will at all times assist PM [Narendra] Modi,” Mr Palaniswami mentioned.
Mr Shah praised the Tamil Nadu authorities for its dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic and mentioned the state was the best-governed within the nation this 12 months in accordance with the centre’s rating.
“India below PM Modi has contained Covid when world nations battle. I applaud E Palaniswami and [Deputy Chief Minister] O Panneerselvam for holding Covid. Tamil Nadu’s restoration fee is excessive. Covid statistics shared by Tamil Nadu are good. No different state has taken care of pregnant girls like Tamil Nadu,” he mentioned.
After a setback within the Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK hopes to trump rival DMK as soon as once more within the state the place it has been in energy for greater than 9 years now.
The AIADMK defeated the DMK within the 2011 meeting polls when J Jayalalithaa led the get together to a powerful victory. It gained once more in 2016, earlier than the DMK bounced again with a robust efficiency in final 12 months’s Lok Sabha elections.
An alliance led by the DMK, additionally together with the Congress, gained 38 of the 39 parliament seats in Tamil Nadu, apart from the lone Puducherry seat, leaving only one to the AIADMK, within the first main election within the state held after the loss of life of Ms Jayalalithaa and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
Earlier, Amit Shah was obtained by Mr Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam, senior cupboard members and BJP State President L Murugan amongst others on his arrival from Delhi, earlier than continuing to his lodge.
On the best way, he received out of his car and walked on the busy GST Highway outdoors the airport to greet supporters, minutes after he landed. Thanking his supporters, he mentioned it was “nice” to be in Tamil Nadu.