Congress looking to forge alliance with Jaya?
New Delhi/Chennai: With AIADMK emerging a clear winner in Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, political equations seem to be changing fast in the state as well as at the Centre.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday called AIADMK chief J Jayalalitha and congratulated her for the victory.
Sonia even invited Jayalalitha for a tea party in the capital, fuelling speculation that the Congress might be preparing to dump its ally DMK, which suffered a heavy defeat in the recently-concluded elections.
Jayalalitha has accepted the invitation and said she will travel to Delhi next month to meet the Congress chief over tea.
The DMK-led alliance might have lost power in Tamil Nadu, a key southern state, but the result has come as a breather for the ally Congress. The probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, in which DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi has been made an accused and party’s Dalit face A Raja – the former telecom minister – is behind bars, had led to a standoff between the two allies.
With DMK reduced to a miniscule political force in the state, the southern party would be aware its pressure tactics would be of no use now.
Congress, while on one hand aiming to breathe free, would be looking at the future and new alliances to increase the coalition numbers at the Centre.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Analysis of public pulse through survey by Zee News on Bihar elections
- DNA: End of ISIS? Vladimir Putin to send 1,50,000 soldiers to Syria
- Panel discussion on Muslim vote bank in Bihar elections
- Bihar polls: Lalu's younger son claims to be older than elder brother
- Rahul Gandhi received pay while on 56 day leave: Organizer
- India vs South Africa: How cricket fraternity reacted to crowd's disgraceful behaviour at Cuttack
- Salman Khan, Aamir Khan's friendship turns sour? Here's the truth
- BJP-led NDA predicted to win 147 seats in Bihar Assembly Elections: Survey
- Dadri lynching: Any threat to secular fabric of country would not be tolerated, says Rajnath Singh
- Can Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son Tej be less in age than younger son Tejaswi?