Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK and the BJP will struggle the state election this yr collectively, BJP chief JP Nadda mentioned at a rally in Madurai at present. That is the primary time the BJP has formally introduced it could struggle the state election with the AIADMK. The Tamil Nadu occasion had in November final yr mentioned it could tie up with the BJP.
The BJP and the AIADMK had fought the overall election collectively in 2019. 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 former chief minister J Jayalalithaa led the occasion to a convincing victory. It received once more in 2016 earlier than the DMK bounced again with a robust efficiency in final yr’s Lok Sabha elections.
Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Sunday hinted at realignment of political alliances in Tamil Nadu forward of the meeting election subsequent yr, whereas not ruling out a potential tie-up with actor Rajinikanth, who is ready to launch his occasion quickly.
“The Lok Sabha alliance will proceed for the meeting elections. We now have given 10 years of excellent governance. Our alliance will win the 2021 polls. Tamil Nadu will at all times help PM [Narendra] Modi,” Chief Minister E Palaniswami mentioned in November final yr throughout a gathering with Dwelling Minister Amit Shah in Chennai.
A intently watched entrant within the state election is Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam. Mr Haasan has not dominated out political realignments earlier than the election. “Alliances will break up and alliances will come collectively,” the actor-turned politician informed reporters in December in Madurai, the place he launched his occasion’s marketing campaign for the election more likely to be held in April-Could.
Mr Haasan’s occasion contested its first election within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, fielding candidates in 38 constituencies within the state, however didn’t win any seat, polling solely 3.77 per cent votes