“Key role for Jayalalithaa”

PUDUCHERRY: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa will have a crucial role in choosing the next Prime Minister, former Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Pattali Makkal Katchi leader Anbumani Ramadoss said here on Thursday.

Talking to reporters here, Dr.Ramadoss said the AIADMK-led alliance would sweep the polls and Ms.Jayalalithaa would have a decisive say in the formation of the next government and selection of Prime Minister.

Terming the general strike called by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi to demand a ceasefire in Sri Lanka an “eyewash,” he said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader should have prevailed upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to pressure Sri Lanka to stop the war. — Staff Reporter

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