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Jaya keeps post-poll options open

Keeping her post-poll options open, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said it was premature to talk of what will happen after the elections, but a "good politician never rules out anything."

india Updated: Apr 14, 2009 17:21 IST

Keeping her post-poll options open, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said it was premature to talk of what will happen after the elections, but a "good politician never rules out anything."

"There is no question of conducting talks with any other party on a probable post-poll alliance," the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said when asked to comment on BJP leader L K Advani saying that his party has opened back channels with AIADMK for a possible post-poll tie-up.

She had on Monday refuted Advani's claim. "A good politician never rules out anything," she said when asked whether she was distancing from the BJP.

She said as of now her party was in an alliance with Left parties, MDMK and the PMK in Tamil Nadu and was working to install a non-Congress and non-BJP Government at the Centre.

Jayalalithaa, whose party fought the 2004 Lok Sabha polls in an alliance with the BJP, also said she was not in the race for Prime Ministership as she "doesn't have any personal ambitions". "It is premature to talk of post-poll alliance as of now.

As such, it will stand to reason after the election results we will engage in a discussion with Left parties, our electoral allies and other like-minded parties. But, it is premature to speculate anything on that now," she told television channels.