Placing to relaxation hypothesis of a rift between the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) over the latter’s Vel Yatra marketing campaign, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday declared that each the events will proceed to be alliance companions for the upcoming Legislative Meeting polls in 2021.
Claiming the get together’s victory in elections subsequent yr, he mentioned that Opposition events had been perturbed by the get together’s give attention to development and improvement within the state.
The AIADMK coordinator was talking on the perform the place Union House Minister Amit Shah devoted a water reservoir for Chennai’s wants and likewise laid the muse for numerous infrastructure tasks within the state. Showering praises on Shah as “modern-era Chanakya”, Panneerselvam reiterated his religion in alliance with the saffron get together.
“Our alliance with the BJP will proceed for 2021 state elections. Our alliance will win the 2021 polls. Tamil Nadu will at all times help Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” mentioned Chief Minister Palaniswami, including that the state authorities and the Centre labored in tandem to fast-track infrastructural and developmental tasks within the state.
A brand new water reservoir constructed at an outlay of Rs 380 crore was inaugurated by Shah at a perform chaired by the chief minister in Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai on Saturday. It’s the first reservoir constructed to cater to Chennai’s water wants within the final about 70 years.
Shah additionally laid the muse stones for Part II of Chennai Metro Rail with an outlay of Rs 61,843 crore. The three corridors stretching 173 km is anticipated to start out industrial operations in 2026.
Whereas talking concerning the Centre’s give attention to Tamil Nadu, Shah mentioned that Rs 2.25 lakh crore have been allotted for the state beneath the Sagar Mala programme, which embody improvement of roads, ports and different infrastructural tasks.
Taking a shot on the DMK-Congress alliance, Shah challenged the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to record the slew of advantages delivered to the state in the course of the consecutive UPA governments throughout 2004-14, and mentioned he would counter it along with his personal record of tasks delivered over the past six years.
The announcement by Panneerselvam proves to be electorally important and with the state set to go to polls in the course of subsequent yr, the battle traces are simply getting drawn up.
The DMK and the Congress get together are set to proceed their alliance. With the AIADMK-BJP alliance for the polls all however sealed up, the state is about to witness a repeat of the alliance situation of the Parliamentary polls of 2019. Nonetheless, the positions of smaller regional events such because the PMK, and VCK are but to get finalised.