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AIADMK not averse to LS poll deal with BJP in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: The ruling AIADMK Monday indicated that it was not averse to forging an electoral alliance with the for the coming polls, saying that "anything can happen."

O Panneerselvam, who holds the top party post of 'coordinator' in the AIADMK, told reporters "at the time of election, anything can happen."

His response, seen as a clear indication that AIADMK was not averse to striking an electoral deal with the saffron party, came when he was asked about Narendra Modi's recent remark that cherished its old allies and was open for alliances.

Panneerselvam, recalling that political alignments had witnessed sharp turns in the past, said that the had aligned with AIADMK first and later switched to the

Again the saffron party had struck a deal with the AIADMK years ago, he said.

The AIADMK top leader's remark comes days after his party stoutly opposed key legislations piloted by the BJP led Centre in the Parliament like the triple talaq and 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes.

The AIADMK will form an "appropriate alliance, mega alliance and one that is liked by the people will be announced," he told reporters later at

"Whenever election is announced, be it Parliamentary or local body polls, the AIADMK is fully geared up to fight and win," he said.

BJP meanwhile told reporters in Chennai that her party is open to strike an alliance with any party, except those in the DMK- combine.

She said the BJP would have a tie up with parties that "repose faith in the leadership of Narendra Modi and subscribe to development agenda and good governance.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:25 IST