Jayalalithaa sacks leader for speaking out of turn!
Tamil Nadu chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa on Thursday expelled party leader and former Rajya Sabha MP K Malaisamy for speaking out of turn on party matters. Malaisamy on Wednesday had said that Narendra Modi was Jayalalitha’s her ‘good friend.’
A party statement issued on Thursday said Malaisamy has been removed from the primary membership of AIADMK for violating party discipline and for bringing disrepute to its image. The drastic action apparently came against the backdrop of the statement by the former IAS officer describing the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a ‘good friend’ of Jayalalithaa.
‘If he becomes prime minister, then madam (J Jayalalithaa) would like close ties,’ Malaisamy had opined. He has been charged with ‘bringing disrepute to the party’ and thus expelled. Malaisamy had also said AIADMK would play a vital role in the Modi government after the results are announced. Jayalalithaa, who is yet to disclose her political moves, had on Wednesday said, ‘Let’s wait for the results’.
In order to build a more stable coalition, there has been speculation that Modi will seek a partnership with Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK. The two leaders have talked in the past of a good political equation and they attended each other’s swearing-in ceremonies as chief ministers of their states. However, during the poll campaign Tamil Nadu CM was vitriolic in her attack on Modi.