AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday opted to go alone in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Jayalalithaa categorically ruled out any alliance with the BJP after refusing to leave a seat for the CPI for the upcoming biennial elections of Tamil Nadu.
“The aim of the AIADMK is to win all the 40 seats - 39 seats in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry for itself. So where is the question of any alliance,” she told reporters in Delhi.
She, however, greeted her “good friend” Narendra Modi for his elevation within the BJP. “At the personal level, he is a good friend of mine. My good wishes are always with him. Whether he wins an election in Gujarat or whether he achieves an elevation within his own party, I am happy for him,” she said.
Earlier in the day, she held a meeting with CPI leader AB Bardhan and party chief Sudhakar Reddy but refused to give them any seat for the Rajya Sabha polls. CPI was desperately trying to get her consent to re-elect D Raja whose term is coming to an end in July.