Chennai, December 25
In a setback to Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan, ahead of the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, general-secretary A. Arunachalam joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday.
Arunachalam hails from a village in the Tuticorin district. The development came at a time when Haasan is campaigning for the forthcoming state elections.
During a press conference at the BJP’s headquarters in Chennai, BJP leader Javadekar said: “I am very confident BJP will show steller performance in Tamil Nadu. Many parties all over the country have a family party and our party is one family which is the difference between them and us. I am sure that we will give a stellar performance in the State elections.”
The BJP leader said that the party has been performing in the state after state in every election.
“In Hyderabad, we had four seats in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) now we have 48 seats. We won the by-election in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat. In the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP has emerged as the single largest party. We will perform our best in Tamil Nadu too,” he said.
Later, Paatali Makkal Katchi (PMK) media wing president Solan Kumara Vandayar also joined BJP in Javadekar’s presence.
Along with Javadekar, BJP state president L Murugan and other party functionaries paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary at BJP Headquarters in Chennai. — ANI