So far, the BJP has announced its tie-up with the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and the Kongu Nadu Makkal Desiya Katchi

Deadlock continues in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over finalising the composition of its alliance with other parties in Tamil Nadu for the Lok Sabha elections.

Even though the party’s State unit has been keen on formally declaring a tie-up with the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) ahead of the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Vandalur near here on Saturday, its plan has not materialised as yet.

So far, the BJP has announced its tie-up with the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and the Kongu Nadu Makkal Desiya Katchi.

Early this week, Pon Radhakrishnan, State president, said that he would announce, in a few days, the names of his party’s allies. In the meantime, the news was out that even MDMK general secretary Vaiko, who was originally said to have agreed to participate in the rally, would not be there Mr. Radhakrishnan told The Hindu that talks with other parties were still on. As the alliance had not yet been finalised, it was felt that it would not be appropriate for top leaders of the parties to take part in the rally.

A MDMK functionary says not much progress has been made with regard to the number of constituencies to be allotted to his party.

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