In Tamil Nadu, BJP sews up six-party alliance.


It was the perfect signature photograph waiting to happen for over a month for NDA-Tamil Nadu. BJP national president Rajnath Singh flew into Chennai on Thursday to share the dais with his half-a-dozen allies.

“This is a historic moment not only for Tamil Nadu but also the entire country,” declared Rajnath Singh, while telling a crowded media conference at the Woodlands Hotel.

MDMK chief Vaiko was the first to appear at 4 pm at this Thursday show. Mr Rajnath Singh came next, accompanied by DMDK’s Captain Vijayakanth. Soon PMK leader Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi leader R. Eswaran and IJK’s Pachamuthu, followed.

Announcing the alliance, Mr Singh said the DMDK would contest 14 seats, the PMK and BJP would fight eight seats each, the MDMK got seven while one seat each was allotted to the IJK and KMDK.


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