AIADMK to firm up poll alliance soon, says Jaya

“I am holding talks with some political parties and the discussions are inconclusive. It may take few more days to clinch it and reach an agreement, then I can tell you our alliance composition,” she said at a crucial party general council meeting at suburban Vanagaram near here on Thursday.

Amid cheers by thousands of party cadres as she did a “mind-reading” of their expectations on the alliance issue in the run-up to the 2011 polls, Jayalalithaa declared: “I know what you are anxious about and which parties will be in our alliance. Don’t worry. We will form the alliance that you seek and it will be a winning combination,” she said.

Though she named no party, her remarks were significant as a majority of the AIADMK cadres want a revival of its alliance with the Congress. It has also come a few days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cancelled one of his Jan 3 engagements in Chennai, to share a dais with DMK leaders to inaugurate the Adyar Poonga Eco-restoration project, when he comes to inaugurate the Indian Science Congress.

Concluding a meeting of the AIADMK’s executive and general council, Jayalalithaa said while the Rs 1.76 lakh crore spectrum scam had caused much revulsion among the people against the DMK and its former telecom minister A Raja, the electorate were waiting for an opportunity to vote out the DMK in the state, as corruption and Karunanidhi’s family rule had intertwined so much.

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