Union Home Minister Amit Shah is to visit Chennai on January 14 and will hold a meeting with NDA alliance partners and state BJP leaders.
Shah is likely to visit superstar Rajinikanth and enquire about his health and will participate in the anniversary function of Tughlaq magazine. The BJP, which is keen on opening account in Tamil Nadu will also get strategic ideas and directions from Amit Shah during his visit.
Shah during his last visit to Chennai laid foundation stones for projects worth Rs 67,000 crore and the alliance between the AIADMK and BJP was reassured on the same day by AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam.
‘In the backdrop of the BJP not endorsing the CM candidature of Edappadi K Palaniswami, Shah’s visit is likely to precipitate the headlines revolving around the NDA CM candidate.
The BJP will also get the views of PMK and DMDK which contested in the NDA alliance,’ said a source reiterating that the BJP top leadership is informed about the factional feud between the AIADMK leaders OPS and EPS.
According to BJP insiders, the party is hoping for 60 seats and has identified candidates for 40 seats. The BJP is eyeing maximum seats in Coimbatore, Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli districts.
Names like Vaanathi Srinivasan, Sasikala Pushpa, Khushbu Sundar, KT Raghavan, H Raja, Nainar Nagendran and Annamalai are making rounds in social media as those in 38 probable BJP candidates list.