Union home minister Amit Shah with Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami and Dy CM O Panneerselvam during an event in Chennai
CHENNAI: The ruling AIADMK on Saturday made it clear that its alliance with the BJP would continue for the forthcoming assembly elections.
In the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami vowed to continue the “victorious AIADMK-BJP alliance” in the next polls. They were speaking at a government function organised to lay foundation stones and inaugurate projects worth more than 67,000 crore in the city.
The two leaders later called on Amit Shah at a hotel in MRC Nagar, where he will be staying for the night.
Amit Shah, on his part, lauded the AIADMK government and its initiatives, especially in managing Covid-19, and assured the Central government’s support to the state government and to the people of Tamil Nadu. Both the chief minister and deputy chief minister were providing good governance, said Shah.
Extending a grand welcome at the airport and all along the route as Shah travelled into the city, the AIADMK leadership showered encomiums on PM Narendra Modi, and his trusted-aide. Panneerselvam said the state government would be able to ensure peace, progress and prosperity with the support of the Union home minister.
Palaniswami said the AIADMK government had provided best governance in the last 10 years and had been receiving several awards for various departments. “I wish to state that our alliance will win majority of the seats in 2021 polls and the AIADMK will form the government,” the CM said. He congratulated the Central government for kick starting the national economic recovery through multiple stimulus packages. Tamil Nadu benefitted immensely from the steps taken by the Centre for post-Covid economic recovery, he said.