Amid reports of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MLA Ku Ka Selvam joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the legislator met the saffron camp’s national president JP Nadda in New Delhi on Tuesday evening and presented a memorandum for infrastructural support in his constituency.
There was a daylong hype about Selvam joining BJP as he met party national president J P Nadda in Delhi. BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao and state president L Murugan accompanied the DMK MLA. Selvam and Murugan left Chennai for Delhi on Monday night.
After coming out of the residence of Nadda around 6pm on Tuesday, Selvam told reporters that his purpose of the visit was to meet Union minister of railways Piyush Goyal to request him to install two lifts at Nungambakkam railway station in his constituency. He also took the opportunity to meet Nadda and also urged him to develop Rameswaram on a par with Ayodhya.
Asked if he would join the BJP, Selvam replied, “as Thousands Lights MLA I have come here to put forth my demands for my constituency’s development.”
Asked about Murugan accompanying him during the visit, Selvam replied the former was BJP state chief.
He also asked DMK president M K Stalin to conduct inter-party elections at the earliest. Political observers say Selvam’s reference was the recent appointment of the district secretary to the party’s Chennai west district unit that fell vacant after the death of J Anbalagan. It is said that Selvam was among those eyeing the post.
Also, he praised “Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji” for his good governance and wished him for his efforts to construct Ram temple at Ayodhya. Political circles were abuzz in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday following speculations that Selvam could join BJP in Delhi, like former senior DMK leader VP Duraisamy who had joined the national party in May.