TN parties closely watch developments in K'taka

TN parties closely watch developments in K’taka

After greeting the BJP for its good showing in the Karnataka Assembly elections, political leaders in Tamil Nadu are now keeping a close watch on happenings in the neighbouring state, with none of the party getting the majority to form the government.

With the BJP clinching 104 seats while the Congress and JD(S) getting 78 and 38 seats respectively, all three parties have staked claim to form the government in the state.

Congress has said that they will give support to JD(S) to form the government and subsequently, JD(S) too has accepted the offer.

Earlier in the day, anticipating a BJP government in the neighbouring Karnataka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and DMK working president M K Stalin greeted the BJP.

OPS sent letters to BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend his felicitations for the victory and thereby ‘bellwethering a grand entry to South India.’

Palaniswamy also expressed his greetings to Modi for the Karnataka election victory. The DMK working president MKStalin congratulated Yeddyurappa, thereby urging the new BJP government to release Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water as per the Supreme Court order.

In a Facebook post and a tweet, the leader of the opposition in the state assembly also urged the new dispensation to release soon Tamil Nadu’s share of water from the Cauvery river.

“I believe the BJP, which is going to take charge, will not violate Tamil Nadu’s rights on Cauvery as per the Supreme Court order and strive for cordial ties with the neighbouring state,” he said.