Jaya enters into alliance with CPM for LS polls

‘I am happy to announce that the AIADMK and the CPM have decided to enter into an alliance to face the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections together. And we expect that this alliance would be very successful,’ AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa announced here in the presence of CPM leader Prakash Karat.

The CPM general secretary said the two parties were confident that their alliance would be successful in Tamil Nadu and also ‘contribute to providing an alternative in the country.’

‘I think it is clear that there are large number of parties -- non-Congress, non-BJP parties, which have substantial support and strength in this country. This will be reflected in the coming elections,’ Karat said.

To a query as to who would be their prime ministerial candidate, Jayalalithaa and Karat said it was pointless for any party to enter into such discussions now as the question would arise only after the election results were out.

AIADMK had on Sunday announced its alliance with CPI for the LS polls. Left parties in Tamil Nadu have remained with the AIADMK since the 2011 Assembly polls, while Manidhaneya Makkal Katchi and Puthiya Thamizhagam have left the alliance and joined hands with the DMK.

Jaya demands seperate resolution against SL

Demanding that India move a seperate resolution against Sri Lanka in a UN body next month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said Congress-led UPA however would not do that and claimed ‘scenes will change’ after Lok Sabha elections where her AIADMK will have a say in this matter. Jayalalithaa said there were reports about four countries, (including the US) trying to move a resolution against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for alleged war crimes. ‘As far as we are concerned, India itself should move a seperate resolution seeking punishment for those who had committed genocide (against civilian Tamils in the last leg of Eelam War in 2009), seek the support of other countries and adopt it. But the present Congress (led) coalition government will for sure not do that,’ she told Tamil Nadu assembly. ‘Lok Sabha elections are going to come soon. Then the government will change and so will the scenes. AIADMK will be in a position to decide the Centre’s policies. Efforts will then be taken to move a resolution against Sri Lanka (by India) at the UNHRC and make it a success,’ Jayalalithaa, who has aligned with CPI-M and CPI and one who envisages a bigger role for her party post elections, said.
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