BJP leaders Ponnar and Tamilisai Soundararajan meet CM

Chennai: BJP leader and Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan and State unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan called on Chief Minister and co-cordinator of AIADMK Edappadi K Palaniswami here.

Speculations are rife that they discussed forging alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

With general elections round the corner, political parties are busy finalising alliances. DMK president M K Stalin announced recently that he would face elections in UPA alliance.

Meanwhile reports say that State Minister Thangamani and Velumani flew to Delhi last week and met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to initiate discussion on forging alliance between the AIADMK and BJP.

On Saturday, Pon Radhakrishnan and Tamilisai met Palaniswami separately at his residence in Greeenways Road and held discussions. Sources say they spoke about seat sharing between two parties.

On 27 January when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Madurai to lay the foundation stone for AIIMS, he would begin their campaign in Tamilnadu for Lok Saha elections.

Modi addressed booth committee members of the BJP through video conferencing recently.

NT Bureau