‘AIADMK-BJP double-barrelled gun’ article triggers flutter in TN politics

An article published in the ruling party’s mouthpiece Namadhu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma on Sunday took a swipe at the DMK for its protests against the State and the Centre and said any number of protests would not sever the ties between the AIADMK and the BJP.
Even as it created flutter in Tamil Nadu politics, two senior leaders of the ruling AIADMK sought to make light of an article published in the party’s mouthpiece.
Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai and minister D Jayakumar said that only the high command of the party can decide on alliance with the BJP at the time of electino.
Jayakumar further said a “columnist” cannot determine electoral pacts. But DMK working president M K Stalin said the AIADMK and the BJP are indeed double-baralleled guns.
In politically significant remarks, the ruling AIADMK on Sunday said that signs of its working together with BJP like a “double-barrelled gun” in the political arena were visible and “no one can sever ties” between the two parties.
Stalin recently said Tamil Nadu could not get justice in the Cauvery water dispute since the ruling AIADMK remained a puppet of the BJP government at the Centre.