A coalition that polled 19% in Lok Sabha polls is in shambles as BJP is humiliated
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he BJP which rules at the Center was humiliated on Thursday when the DMDK president Vijayakanth refused to meet Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar who had come to Chennai to forge an alliance with the party launched by the former. The DMDK had already formalized an agreement with the DMK to contest the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly election.
The union minister who came to Chennai by the morning flight returned back to New Delhi in the evening without meeting any major political leaders in Tamil Nadu. The BJP is faced with only two options; either to go it alone in Tamil Nadu or campaign for the PMK which has declared Anbumani as the chief ministerial candidate.
According to senior political commentators in Tamil Nadu, the BJP has to blame only itself for the pathetic state of affairs it is facing today. The party which cobbled up the National Democratic Alliance of eight political parties for the 2014 Lok Sabha election is facing a disgracing situation as on Thursday. It has no alliance partners in the State other than some letter-head organisations which may have to mobilise junior artistes from film production companies for projecting as party cadre.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he BJP had projected itself as an alternative to the AIADMK and the DMK during the 2014 Lok Sabha election . But the strange fact is that the saffron brigade does not figure among the first seven or eight political parties in the State though it is in power at the Centre.. The present BJP State leadership which survives and thrives under the patronage of the central leadership has taken the party to an abysmal depth from which it may not get up in the near future.
Political observers based in Chennai point out that the BJP has not faced such embarrassment even when it was in alliance with the AIADMK during the 1998-1999 NDA rule. Last heard, the state BJP leadership is waiting with bated breath for a possible phone call from AIADMK headquarters inviting to join an alliance with Amma, which is unlikely under the present situation.
It must be noted that events are moving fast in Tamil Nadu. With new revelations coming out about Chidambaram and the Marans from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the DMK alliance is on the back foot. Amma could also be in hot water if the Supreme Court sets aside the Karnataka High Court ruling on Disproportionate Assets case.
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