Tribune News Service
New Delhi/madurai, January 30
The BJP on Saturday night announced the pre-poll alliance with the AIADMK and like-minded parties in Tamil Nadu. BJP chief JP Nadda made the announcement regarding formalisation of the alliance in Madurai today.
“The BJP will enter the Tamil Nadu polls in alliance with the AIADMK and like-minded parties,” Nadda said, addressing a public meeting, his first in the run-up to the Assembly elections expected in April or early May.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi facilitated projects like the defence corridor for Tamil Nadu, while the state was “ignored” during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance regime.
Praising Tamil as the world’s oldest language, Nadda, who is here on a one day visit, said when the right person assumed the right place, it led to right decisions.
After PM Modi assumed the top office, a “safe destiny” was assured for the nation and Tamil Nadu as well, he said.
Nadda recalled that Modi had quoted a couplet from “Tirukkural” to soldiers at Ladakh and also cited the PM’s “Yaadum Oorey” reference of Tamil poet Kaniyan Poongundranar in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2019.
Dwelling on Tamil, he said the Tamil people had a unique combination of entrepreneurship, economic and cultural ethos.
The BJP top leader’s Tamil pitch assumes significance Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had some days back alleged that the saffron party had no respect for Tamil language and culture.
(With inputs from PTI)