Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday morning hinted at an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in future, as reported by CNN News 18 and Republic TV. The senior All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader posted on Twitter that a decision on alliance with BJP will be taken after local elections. “We will take a decision on alliance with BJP once local body elections are announced.,” he posted.
We mean that only after the announcement of Local body elections we will think about the Alliance with any political party. https://t.co/G1ZeoV3UBT
— O Panneerselvam (@OfficeOfOPS) May 20, 2017
However, he followed it with another tweet where he clarified that any decision regarding an alliance with any political party will be taken after the announcement of local body elections. “We mean that only after the announcement of Local body elections we will think about the Alliance with any political party,” he wrote. These tweets have come just one day after the former Tamil Nadu chief minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Earlier in the day, OPS was in the news as he demanded 50 percent reservation quota to students who will be appearing for NEET this year after the Madras High Court sought the stand of Union health secretary, among others, on a plea for cancellation of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, reported news agency ANI. “NEET entrance exam is another big issue that needs to be discussed soon for the students who are soon to appear. I request the Union to help the Tamil Nadu government in solving this issue. We also demand 50 percent reservation quota to students who would be appearing in NEET this year,” Panneerselvam was quoted saying by the agency.