Jayalalithaa, Naveen Patnaik to support Narendra Modi-led NDA government?

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has called a meeting of top AIADMK leaders on Wednesday to discuss the post poll situation in the wake of exit poll predictions about BJP-led NDA coming to power with a comfortable majority in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: May 14, 2014, 18:48 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has called a meeting of top AIADMK leaders on Wednesday to discuss the post poll situation in the wake of exit poll predictions about BJP-led NDA coming to power with a comfortable majority in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.

According to reports, the AIADMK chief is keeping all options – on joining the Third Front or supporting the Modi government – open at the moment and has decided to wait till the counting of votes on May 16.
Meanwhile, the Biju Janata Dal, a former ally of the BJP, is still undecided on supporting the Narendra Modi led government. Speaking o reporters, BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “We are not in talks with NDA, have not decided to support NDA as we have not discussed it yet.”

A top BJD leader had yesterday hinted that his party may join back the NDA camp to help in government formation at the Centre.

BJD leader Pravati Tripathi said on Wednesday that the Naveen Patnaik-led party may give conditional support to the NDA at the Centre.
"Keeping in view the opinion of the whole country and the state`s interest, there should be no problem in providing conditional support to NDA to form government at the Centre," he said.

BJD, a former NDA ally, had kept its cards close to the chest as it had vowed support to a non-BJP, non-Congress Front but later missed a key meeting of the `Third Front` constituents.