Time not ripe for tie-up, says Jaya

Written by Political Bureau | New Delhi, Sep 27 | Updated: Sep 28 2007, 04:27am hrs
The BJP's efforts to rope in the AIADMK into the NDA-fold suffered a setback with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha maintaining that her party is not in any hurry to forge any alliance with any party at the moment.

BJPs hopes for Jayalalitha had shot up after the latter seemed to share a similar viewpoint on the Rama sethu issue. However, playing hard to get, the AIADMK supremo said in an interview to a newschannel: We agree on many issues but the time is not yet ripe to discuss any alliance. The AIADMK is not in any hurry to forge any alliance at this moment. She had similarly raised the relevance of the recently formed Third Front or UNPA, of which AIADMK presently an alliance member. While steering clear on the rift in the UNPA, she maintained that she would talk about the subject when the time is appropriate.

On the DMK chief M Karunanidhis charge that the AIADMK along with the saffron brigade were out to stall the Sethusamudram project, she said, Im not a part of Sangh Parivar. Ive no alliance with the BJP. We are an independent party with our own ideologies and convictions.

On snap polls, she said, Situation is fluid. We do not know when the elections will take place. We do not know whether there will be general elections and simultaneous Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.