swept the 2011 assembly polls and the sibling rivalry between Karunanidhi's sons Stalin and Azhagiri left the DMK decimated.
Tamil Nadu is going to polls in 2016 and BJP is hoping to spread its wings in that state, possibly in alliance with AIADMK
, sources said.
Following MGR's death in 1987, the AIADMK
split into two factions: one supported his widow Janaki Ramachandran, and the other favoured Jayalalitha.
Meanwhile, hitting at Jayalalith over misgovernance, Elangovan said that the AIADMK
government had done minimal developmental work in the state.
BJP, which has been trying to develop its base in the southern states, has got into a pre-election alliance with five regional parties in Tamil Nadu but could not clinch a pact with either Jayalalithaa's AIADMK
or Karunanidhi's DMK.
After DMK, the ruling AIADMK
has also asked the Centre to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.
Police said a section of AIADMK
cadres led by party's 22nd ward incharge Kishore had made arrangement to hoist their party flag at a partiular point.
In 1996, it was corruption which drove out the AIADMK
from power and the DMK came to power.
Did Rahul's statement create any doubt in your mind about the post-poll fate of the alliance, especially as a Congress alliance with AIADMK
would have led to withdrawal of support to the DMK government in the state and the fall of your government?
Cadre upbeat Cadres are now happy and raring to go at the Assembly elections next year,"says Karuna, long- time AIADMK
Then again, the Congress party government headed by Rajiv Gandhi had opted not to appointed Leader of Opposition and offer Deputy Speaker's post to the fifth largest party AIADMK
which had won 12 seats.
Jayalalith on Friday had thanked the people of Tamil Nadu for making her party lead above others in the state which made AIADMK
the third largest party in the parliament.