Doors were open for an alliance: AIADMK

Vastavam web: Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar Tuesday said its doors were open for an alliance and indicated that any decision on a poll pact would emerge only ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He said the AIADMK was not involved in any alliance talks right now. His remarks came amidst speculation of the regional party possibly tying up with the BJP for the coming Parliamentary elections.

Matters like electoral alliances were decided not by individuals, but party committees like the parliamentary board, general council and the executive, he told reporters. He indicated that a clearer picture would emerge as the elections approach. Jayakumar, the Tamil Nadu fisheries minister, however, exuded confidence that his party was capable of winning all 40 Lok Sabha seats– 39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry– besides putting up a good show in the bypolls to 20 assembly segments. To a question on popular cinema star Ajith Kumar ruling out taking the political plunge, Jayakumar lauded the actor for making his stand clear on the subject.