BJP, Sasikala, DMK: AIADMK faces triple challenge

Chennai: Even as AIADMK top leaders O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami have said the the party’s alliance with the BJP is intact, war of words between the two parties continue.

Former Minister and secretary of Villupuram AIADMK north district C Ve Shanmugam reiterated the alliance with the BJP had cost the AIADMK dearly and resulted in its poor showing in the last Assembly elections.

Reacting strongly, actor and BJP leader Khushbu Sundar tweeted, ‘Actually it’s the other way around.’ She posted this on her Twitter handle along with a news clipping of the former Minister’s accusation.

K T Raghavan, another general secretary of the party, has also refuted the AIADMK senior leader’s statement.

Meanwhile, joint coordinator of AIADMK Edappadi K Palaniswami went into a huddle with his supporters on Wednesday after a large number of cadre, including functionaries in the Salem unit, shifted their loyalty to the DMK recently.

The AIADMK is also facing a challenge in the form of its expelled general secretary V K Sasikala, who is eyeing a political comeback and is regularly talking over phone with AIADMK office-bearers.

 

NT Bureau