Thrissur: A former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP and 15 former MLAs from totally different events joined the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) at a rally in Delhi on Wednesday.
The social gathering leaders who crossed over had been from DMK, the All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and the Congress.
Apart from former Chidambaram MP V. Kulandaivelu of the DMK, ex-MLA S. Gurunathan additionally joined the BJP. However it was the AIADMK, that one broke its alliance with the BJP final September suffered the largest blow, with as many as 12 former representatives – together with former minister and three-time MLA Gomathi Srinivasan – leaping ship.
Different former MLAs who joined the social gathering had been Ok. Vadivel (Karur); R. Duraisamy, popularly referred to as Challenger Durai (Coimbatore South); PS Kandasamy (Aravakuchi); M V Rathinam (Pollachi); R. Chinnasamy (Singanallur); VR Jayaraman (Theni); SM Vasan (Vedasandur); PS Arul (Bhuvanagiri); R. Rajendran (Kattumannarkoil); Selvi Murugesan (Kangeyam); and A. Rokini (Kolathur).
The remaining two members are MLA R. Thangaraju, previously of the Congress, and Ok. Tamilagan of the DMDK.
Union Info Expertise Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared this a video of the occasion on the social media platform X.
“I welcome my colleagues and pals from Tamil Nadu to the most important political social gathering on the planet: BJP. This scale of connections factors to the rising recognition and help for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and its governance ideology #SabkaSaath #SabkaVikas, #SabkaPrayas And #Everyone’s wish. Tamil Nadu will contribute considerably to the NDA’s victory with 400 seats within the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” he wrote.
Addressing a press convention after the occasion, state BJP chief Ok. Annamalai mentioned this was the primary time within the historical past of Tamil Nadu that 16 former representatives had joined the social gathering.
“At present is a superb event for BJP Tamil Nadu the place extremely esteemed members of each political social gathering have joined the social gathering. They’ve seen the happenings in our nation over the previous 9 years and so they have determined that within the 2024 elections, mentioned our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ji will come to energy for the third time with a convincing mandate. All the brand new hires determined to strengthen Modi’s hand ji within the state of Tamil Nadu.”
The event comes months forward of the final elections. Considerably, of Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats, the DMK-led alliance – which additionally contains the Congress – gained 38 in 2019.
This time, Prime Minister Modi has claimed that the BJP was main The Nationwide Democratic Alliance will win 400 seats within the coming elections.
“I can gauge the temper of the nation, it’ll undoubtedly give the NDA greater than 400 seats and the BJP a minimum of 370 seats,” the Prime Minister mentioned in response to the vote of thanks on the President’s speech earlier this week.
(Edited by Uttara Ramaswamy)
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