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Advani, Modi to visit Chennai; may meet Jaya

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 15:14

Chennai: BJP leader LK Advani and Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be here Saturday, fuelling speculation that they may meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The two BJP leaders, who share a good rapport with
Jayalalithaa, will be here to attend the 42nd anniversary
celebrations of Tamil political weekly `Thuglaq` edited by
noted political commentator `Cho` S Ramaswamy, according to
the magazine.

Cho is believed to have good equations with the two
leaders and also Jayalalithaa, a former ally of BJP.

The meeting between the BJP leaders and Jayalalithaa, if
it materialises, will be the first after the AIADMK supremo
recently asserted that her party would play a key role in the
formation of the next government after the general elections
due in 2014.

However, there was no confirmation from both BJP as well
as the AIADMK side about the possible meeting.

Jayalalithaa`s rapport with Modi is well-known as he had
attended the swearing-in ceremony of the AIADMK chief as Chief
Minister after her party`s resounding win in the April 13
assembly polls last year.

She had returned the favour by deputing two of her
representatives for the three-day Sadbhavana fast which Modi
undertook last year in Gujarat.

Jayalalithaa, who is believed to be nurturing ambitions
of a significant role for herself in national politics, had
last month asked her partymen to prepare for the Parliamentary
polls, saying AIADMK would be in a position to determine the
next Prime Minister.

Advani had also congratulated Jayalalithaa soon after her
party`s sweep in the assembly polls.


First Published: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 15:14
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