Amma Sacks him for In­dis­ci­pline

Ex­pects to get over 32 seats and emerge as a big player at the na­tional level

The Economic Times - - Front Page - NISTULA HEBBAR

Tamil Nadu chief min­is­ter J Jay­alalithaa-led AIADMK ex­pelled K Malaisamy for “anti-party ac­tiv­i­ties” on Thurs­day, a day af­ter the for­mer Ra­jya Sabha mem­ber said the party chief and BJP’s prime min­is­te­rial can­di­date Naren­dra Modi were “good friends” and that his party could con­sider sup­port to a BJP-led Na­tional Demo­cratic Al­liance govern­ment at the Cen­tre. The ex­pul­sion or­der came even as Jay­alalithaa had ear­lier said that she would “wait for the re­sults of the elec­tions” be­fore tak­ing any call on the mat­ter. Ac­cord­ing to AIADMK mem­bers fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter, this could have hap­pened be­cause Malaisamy may not have been au­tho­rised to speak to the me­dia. More im­por­tant, as a party leader told ET on­the­con­di­tionof anonymity, “Her first pri­or­ity is to ex­plore op­tions to be­come prime min­is­ter her­self at the head of a Third Front coali­tion.” Al­though a state In­tel­li­gence Bureau re­port is be­lieved to have es­ti­mated her party’s tally at 28 out of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK claims that it will get more than 32 seats and emerge as a big player at the na­tional level. “Jay­alalithaa ac­tu­ally can­not open her cards be­fore the num­bers (come in). She has too many per­sonal and po­lit­i­cal cal­cu­la­tions to make based o n a c t u a l nu mbers, ” s a i d N Sathiyamoor­thy, di­rec­tor of the Ob­server Re­search Foun­da­tion in Chen­nai. “On the po­lit­i­cal front she is look­ing at As­sem­bly polls in 2016, and al­ly­ing with the NDA would mean the con­sol­i­da­tion of mi­nori­ties with forces op­posed to her. In the del­i­cately bal­anced arith­metic of Dra­vid­ian polls it is not de­sir­able,” he added.

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