BJP on Monday said the party led alliance will pave for emergence of a “new political force” in Tamil Nadu after the Lok Sabha elections. “With the BJP forming alliance involving DMDK, MDMK, PMK and few others in Tamil Nadu, definitely a new political force will emerge out of this election”, the party’s National General Secretary P. Muralidhar Rao told reporters in Chennai.
Mr. Rao who is also in-charge of BJP in Tamil Nadu, however sought to play down the protracted negotiations among allies over seat-sharing, remarking ‘what is wrong in it?’
“My front is solid. Our front is DMDK, MDMK, PMK. Right now there are negotiations with all these parties. It is a formidable alliance. Negotiations will be completed in two or three days. Our National President, we think, will come to Chennai to put the final stamp”, he said.
“When you have some understanding with parties which are functioning under same territorial area there will be some overlapping constituencies. We have some commitment and also the maturity to resolve those issues. After analysing these issues we have agreed upon to form an alliance. It is only micro-management of agreement”, he told PTI .
To a query about DMK giving a seat to the 2G scam accused A. Raja to contest the polls, he said, “our election agenda is corruption, mis-governance, policy paralysis of the UPA. It is not individual specific.”
On the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils, Mr. Rao blamed Congress as “incapable” of handling the issue with neighbouring countries.