Pon Radhakrishnan hints at BJP-DMK alliance

Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan has claimed that the party’s alliance with the AIADMK was for the Lok Sabha polls.

He said that the BJP would take a decision on an alliance for the upcoming Assembly elections next year that could include going with ‘either the AIADMK or the DMK’.

Speaking to the media, Radhakrishnan said the BJP’s alliance for the Assembly polls could be with the AIADMK. Or it could be with the DMK, or we can form an alliance on our own. There is a possibility for everything.

Reacting to the developments in the AIADMK, Radhakrishnan said “It is indeed a happy development. This has thwarted the expectations of those (political adversaries) who were waiting to take political advantage of the differences of opinion among the AIADMK leaders.

I congratulate Palaniswami on his being elected as CM candidate and I also greet Panneerselvam who has taken the decision.”

Asked whether Palaniswami could be projected as the CM candidate of the AIADMK-led alliance, Radhakrishnan said, ” That could be decided at the time of elections. But I am sure in 2021 Assembly elections, whichever party allies with the BJP will form the government in Tamil Nadu.”