With the PMK, DMDK and a few minor parties ready to join the alliance, EPS would actually be leading a muscular front that cannot be discounted easily in spite of the anti-incumbency of the central and state governments.
Tamil Nadu CM was responding to criticism of his party by P Chidambaram who had reportedly said that if the Centre decided to make Tamil Nadu a union territory like it has done in J&K, the ruling AIADMK would not resist any such move.
DMK leader M.K. Stalin’s words that there would be change of government both at Delhi and Chennai fell through as the BJP coasted to a massive win in the Lok Sabha elections while the AIADMK managed to retain its majority in the state Assembly.
DMK President MK Stalin Monday said he would wait for May 23 to know the people’s mandate, while Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami dismissed the predictions suggesting his AIADMK party would perform poorly.
The exit polls may be projecting a discouraging outcome for the ruling AIADMK in the Lok Sabha elections, but the state government might not feel threatened about its stability as its ‘godfather’ in Delhi is projected to win comfortably.
The announcement was made by AIADMK coordinator and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and Union Minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal, party election in-charge for Tamil Nadu, who described it as a "mega alliance".