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O Panneerselvam clarifies on speculation of alliance with BJP

Panneerselvam met prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss the political developments in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 20, 2017 11:47 am
panneerselvam, AIADMK, BJP, AIADMK BJP alliance, rajinikanth, palaniswamy, tamil nadu civic polls Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam gestures as he approached the Election Commission with his aides, urging it to restrain the V K Sasikala faction from using the AIADMK office, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist)

Former chief minister and AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam Saturday clarified that his faction of the party will take a decision on alliance with any political party after the dates of the local body polls are announced. The clarification came after he earlier tweeted that the faction will take a decision on allying with the BJP for the civic polls.

Panneerselvam had met prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday and is learnt to have discussed the political developments in the state. Merger negotiations between the Palanisamy and Panneerselvam factions have hit a roadblock. Panneerselvam has appealed to the Election Commission to initiate a separate investigation into the bribery allegations surrounding Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran. He also questioned the elevation of Sasikala as the party’s general secretary submitting more proof to the poll panel.

The meeting came even as actor Rajinikanth dropped hints about his joining politics. He appealed to his fans to be ready for ‘war’ at the right time as he slammed corruption in the state. He said ‘we all have to work together’ to change the system.

 

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    Congratulations.Tambrams
    May 20, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    Excellent Chanakyan strategy by Senior Brahmins in BJP. They have very cleverly moved the coins and pulled the right strings. I also came to know that Iyer Bureau(IB) are in full swing supplying what ever the groups in TN needed-wine to women. Bright future for TAMBRAMS!!!!
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      Tension
      May 21, 2017 at 12:44 am
      Who are the women? I heard they are from your family. Which manual you read? Terror manual. First stop your neighbours standing in the queue to enter your house for their night needs. Count the money properly. Do not allow your pappa to steal.
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      Sujatha Selvam
      May 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm
      Panneerselvam lost his mind, become a slave of BJP. He is number one traitor and betrayer in AIADMK. Whosoever support him should come out and openly oppose his inclination to have an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party. We do not want make Tamil Nadu a ghost state. Every sane Tamilian who has respect and love for Tamilian culture and Tamil language should oppose panneerselvam.
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        Tension
        May 21, 2017 at 12:47 am
        Karuna pipe holder? For the past 50 years looting was done and good leaders like Kamaraj have been forgotten. No administration and only looting. Shameless fellows made Tamils hang their head with shame by 2G, Air maxcel scams.
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        Sujatha Selvam
        May 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm
        O Panneerselvam had some respect among Tamil Nadu people, but now he lost that respect completely because his allegiance and surrender to BJP. Come to us, we will show you your waterloo OPS. Shame on you.
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          Manan Mukerjee
          May 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm
          Once a proudland of giving the most intellectual citizens of India, TamilNadu of today is followers of Nautankis (drama queens and kings). What a sorry state of affairs! Same goes for Bengal, From Ravindernath Tagore, Subhash Chander Bose to Mame-tan-tan . What has gone wrong with intellectual capitals of India
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            Abdul
            May 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm
            Tamil Makkal should rethink their support to OPS and any politicians who join hands with BJP. Here even win for those who support BJP is devastating loss, as the Aryans party is defeating the Dravidians. So far the BJP and its Sangh parivar was not able to make an inroad to Tamilnadu because of their Aryan mindset. If you support BJP then start learning Hindi soon and forget the Tamil language which even older than the Sanskrit.
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            1. Nagar Iyer
              May 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm
              {Marathis, Gujaratis, Bengalis, Punjabis, amese - all speak Hindi.} {But none of these has forgotten their own mother-tongue} {Stop spreading panic in the name of Hindi} {Hindi is the only language that will unite all Indians & all Indians should learn Hindi}
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                Black tamilian
                May 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm
                India is the nation of different languages. Hindi is not taught in Tamil Nadu for more than 50 years that has not affected the integrity of the nation in anyway.By refusing to learn Hindi , Tamil Nadu hasn't lost anything all aspects Tamil Nadu is much better than any Hindi speaking state.Central government is trying to force one nation ,one language policy.One language is not going to unite us,we all have to respect each and every language and culture of this nation,To be an Indian I can't sacrifice my mother tongue,it is my iden y.I have worked with North Indians who used to discriminate me for my color of skin and my language.Like BJP MP Mr.Tharun Vijay said most of the people are doing the favor to us by living together with us and accepting ourselves as Indians despite being black south Indians.
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                OmKar
                May 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm
                You hate a Hindu Nationalist PM, you are brain dead product of g ndu mohmad of SA.
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