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DMK rules out an alliance with BJP, says PM Modi is not Vajpayee

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

(DMK) MK on Friday ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with the in for the coming elections, saying is not like late former

In a strong-worded statement, said: "DMK will never align with the Modi is not Vajpayee. The alliance under him is not a healthy alliance. It is an irony that Prime Minister Modi compares himself with Vajpayee."

He added that the DMK had only extended support to Vajpayee as "he did not propose or stand by divisive "

Stalin's response comes a day after when Prime Minister Modi said on Thursday that the BJP's doors are "always open for parties," sending out a message amid speculation that his party could have poll allies in

"We cherish our old friends and our doors are always open for parties," said Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the BJP's workers via video conference on Thursday.

The Prime Minister spoke about the successful coalition government formed by Vajpayee, saying it was a "new culture" in Indian politics, and had also said the has followed the path shown by Vajpayee.

In 2014 polls, the BJP had formed a six-party alliance comprising smaller parties like DMDK, PMK, and MDMK in Tamil Nadu. The alliance, however, won only two of the 39 seats at stake-one by BJP and one by PMK. The alliance ended subsequently.

had recently proposed the name of as the prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying the had the ability to dethrone the "fascist"

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 17:53 IST