BJP confident of winning 60 seats in next year’s Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in solo fight, says party’s state chief

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The BJP state president said that the AIADMK ministers should stop criticising the BJP 

The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed the confidence that if the party goes solo in next year's Assembly elections the state, it would win at least 60 seats.

Without ruling out chances of the truck with AIADMK, BJP’s Tamil Nadu president L Murugan said that it has no problem for an alliance with the ruling party AIADMK in the state in the forthcoming Assembly elections next year, said an agency report.

However, Murugan said that the AIADMK ministers should stop criticising the combine.

Saying that the party was taking measures to strengthen it across the state, the BJP state president expressed the confidence that if his party fought alone in the Assembly elections next year, it would win a minimum of 60 seats.

"There is no problem in the alliance (with the AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu. However, the ministers should stop criticising the alliance," he said.

His comments come amid a debate surrounding who would lead the alliance in the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu after

Recently, state BJP vice-president V P Duraisamy had said that his party has every right to lead the alliance in the polls.

Before this, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami reportedly said a few days ago that AIADMK would lead the alliance in any polls in the state.

It may be recalled that there were some disputes between the AIADMK and the BJP over the issues related to installation and immersion of Ganesha idols during Vinayaka Chathurthi. It led to a war of words between the two allies.

Palaniswami had refused to relax norms during Ganesha Chathurthi festivals despite a request from the BJP president last month. 

With inputs from Agency

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