India / EPS Party Drops Ally BJP From Poster For Few Hours Ahead Of Erode East assembly by poll

Zoom News : Feb 02, 2023, 02:00 PM
Tamil Nadu : The tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and AIADMK's E. Palaniswami (EPS) camp has come to the fore just ahead of the assembly by-elections to be held on February 27 in Tamil Nadu. It is being told that before the by-election to be held in Erode East assembly seat, EPS has distanced itself from its ally BJP. The faces of BJP and BJP leaders were missing from the election posters displayed at the party office. Even the name of PM Modi is missing in the poster.

Even the name of the alliance has been changed from BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to 'National Democratic Progressive Alliance'. After keeping silence for hours on this change, Bharatiya Janata Party's state chief Annamalai said that it will definitely be answered.

'BJP should know their status'

An AIADMK leader told a TV channel on the condition of anonymity that the EPS has given a clear message to the BJP. He should know his status in Tamil Nadu. This political tussle between EPS and BJP in state politics started after Jayalalithaa's demise when BJP, which won 4 seats in the 234-seat assembly, started projecting itself as the main opposition party.

Why are EPS and BJP seen clashing in the by-elections?

There are two factions in AIADMK. The name of one is O Panneerselvam (OPS) and the name of the other is E. Palaniswami (EPS). Here BJP is in alliance with EPS. However, in the election to be held in Erode East assembly seat, OPS announced the name of its candidate and said that if BJP has asked to support in this election, if BJP fields its own candidate then we will withdraw our candidature. .

This statement of OPS fueled the long-standing tussle between EPS and BJP. After this, both BJP and PM Modi disappeared from the EPS poster and EPS also changed the name of its alliance. However, on this the BJP has said that a befitting reply will be given to the EPS.