As Amit Shah Visits Tamil Nadu, AIADMK Says Will Continue Its Alliance with BJP

Home Minister Amit Shah, CM K Palaniswami, and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam pay tribute to MGR and Jayalalithaa in Chennai. (Twitter.ANI)

Claiming the party’s victory in elections next year, the AIADMK coordinator said that Opposition parties were perturbed by the party’s focus on growth and development in the state.

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Putting to rest speculation of a rift between the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday declared that both the parties will continue to be alliance partners for the upcoming Assembly polls in 2021.

Claiming the party’s victory in elections next year, he said that Opposition parties were perturbed by the party’s focus on growth and development in the state.

The AIADMK coordinator was speaking at the function where Union Home Minister Amit Shah dedicated a water reservoir for Chennai’s needs and also laid the foundation for various infrastructure projects in the state. Showering praises on Shah as “modern-era Chanakya”, Panneerselvam reiterated his faith in alliance with the saffron party.

A new water reservoir built at an outlay of Rs 380 crore was inaugurated by Shah at a function chaired by Chief Minister K Palaniswami in Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai on Saturday. It is the first reservoir built to cater to Chennai’s water needs in the last about 70 years.

Shah also laid the foundation stones for Phase II of Chennai Metro Rail with an outlay of Rs 61,843 crore. The three corridors stretching 173 km is expected to start commercial operations in 2026.

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