Will former CM join BJP? This is the hot topic in Tamil Nadu politics right now. Former CM O Pannerselvam (OPS) made comments in favour of BJP, after the saffron party broke ties with AIADMK. Pannerselvam was a senior leader of AIADMK in the past but was expelled due to internal power struggles. Thus OPS making favourable comments towards BJP is seen by political observers as his cosying up with the saffron brigade.
AIADMK broke ties with BJP, as it demanded for removing Annamalai from BJP state president post. Commenting on the same, Former CM Pannerselvam questioned, “Will AIADMK agree, if BJP asks AIADMK to remove Palaniswami from the party’s general secretary position?” reasoning that, it is none of AIADMK’s business to talk about BJP’s party’s internal affairs.
Former CM OPS also said that he is in regular touch with BJP. Normally BJP is seen as an untouchable party in Tamil Nadu. But of late Tamil Nadu leaders are opening up to BJP. If Pannerselvam gets close to BJP, then it will be a big boost for BJP, which is finding it hard to get a footing in TamilNadu.