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Several parties are trying to woo me: Jayalalithaa

PTI  Chennai, May 13, 2009
First Published: 12:57 IST(13/5/2009) | Last Updated: 13:29 IST(13/5/2009)

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, whose party fought the Lok Sabha elections as part of the Third Front, on Wednesday appeared to be keeping her options open, saying she has got feelers from "many places" and she would decide on her strategy after the results are out.

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The former Tamil Nadu chief minister, whose AIADMK is in an alliance with Left parties, PMK and MDMK in Tamil Nadu and is expected to do well in the polls, said she would decide on her strategy after consulting her allies.

"There are feelers from many places. But I am not responding to any overtures now. I prefer to wait until the 16th, until I have the results in my hand and then I'll decide what to do after consultation with my allies," Jayalalithaa said when asked whether she has got any feelers from the BJP for her support to the NDA Government.

Replying to another question on JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda's statement that the Third Front would remain, she said she would not comment on any such statements now.

Jayalalithaa was speaking to reporters after casting her vote at the Stella Maris College here.

Asked whether she will go to Delhi after the results are out, she said "everything depends on the results. If the results are as the way I expect I will be going to Delhi."

The AIADMK chief said if the polls are held in a "free and fair manner" in Tamil Nadu her party-led alliance "will sweep the elections."


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