'Not just AIADMK, more parties will break ties with BJP': Sanjay Raut slams BJP and NDA
- AIADMK ends alliance with BJP and NDA in a significant political move.
- Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut predicts more parties may follow suit in breaking ties with BJP.
- AIADMK cites criticism from state BJP leadership as the reason for the breakup.
- BJP faces a major loss in South India with AIADMK's exit, alongside previous departures by Shiv Sena, JD(U), and Akali Dal.
- This development reshapes the political landscape in South India ahead of the 2024 elections.
Mumbai (Maharashtra): After The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) broke all ties with Bharatiya Janata Party and NDA, Shiv Sena (UBT) Sanjay Raut has said that Not just AIADMK, but more parties will break ties with the BJP.
Sanjay Raut in a press conference said “When we formed the INDIA alliance that is when they remembered NDA. Till then it was 'Modi akele kafi hai'. But the moment INDIA alliance was formed, PM Modi was not enough alone, they needed more support. The NDA alliance which does not have Shiv Sena and Akali Dal is not NDA. Shiv Sena and Akali Dal were the real strength of NDA. This NDA is very weak. Not just AIADMK, but more parties will break ties with the BJP. BJP will also sink before 2024."
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost a key ally in Tamil Nadu on Monday when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) snapped its ties with the ruling party at the Centre. This came as a jolt to the BJP, just months before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls as well as key state assembly elections preceding that.
"The state leadership of the BJP has been continuously making unnecessary remarks about our former leaders, our general secretary EPS (K Palaniswami) and our cadres for the past year. In today's meeting, this resolution was passed unanimously that AIADMK will break all ties with BJP and NDA alliance," AIADMK leader KP Munuswamy said.
Munuswamy alleged that the state BJP has been intentionally attacking former Chief Minister Jayalalitha and Annadurai. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said that BJP lost a major ally in south India and it is a big loss to the party.
“If you look at South India, then you would see that a major ally of NDA has quit the alliance. I think this will be a big loss to BJP. Shiv Sena, JD(U) and Akali Dal have already quit the alliance,” Yadav said.
The BJP which lost Karnataka (the only southern state it ruled) this year, managed to join hands with the Janata Dal (Secular) this week. However, with AIADMK exiting the NDA fold today, the political landscape in south India changes once again for the BJP.
(With ANI inputs)