Piyush Goyal calls on Vijayakanth, says it was not about politics

Chennai: Union Minister and BJP Tamilnadu in-charge Piyush Goyal called on Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) founder-president Vijayakanth at his residence yesterday amidst reports on alliance talks between the two parties.

Speaking to reporters, Goyal said, “Everything in life is not about alliances and politics. There are some personal human relationships also.”

He stated that he wanted to enquire about the politician’s health and that it was not about alliance or politics.

Goyal said he conveyed the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for Vijayakanth’s good health and long life.

“I am happy to see that he has recovered very well after his treatment (in the United States). Along with all the people of Tamilnadu, we pray for his long life and good health in the service of the people…” he said.

The BJP had earlier in the day stitched up an alliance with the ruling AIADMK for the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP was given 5 seats among the 33 available in Tamilnadu and Puducherry constituencies after the PMK was allotted seven seats.

NT Bureau