BJP’s national leadership will decide on Lok Sabha alliance: Palaniswami

AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday said only the BJP’s national leadership will decide on the alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and not those in the helm of state.

His sharp reply comes after BJP state president K Annamalai made a remark that the party’s alliance for Lok Sabha polls is not yet finalised as there are nine more months to go.

Speaking to reporters in Salem after garlanding the statues of former chief ministers MGR and J Jayalalithaa, Palaniswami said that BJP is a national party and their alliance will be decided by national leaders and not by those in the state.

“Even the Delhi leaders have announced that BJP is in alliance with the AIADMK. We expect Assembly polls to come along with the Lok Sabha elections,” he added.