AIADMK not in any Front now, task on hand is oust DMK: Jaya

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Chennai, aug 13 (UNI) All India Anna DMK (AIADMK) general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa today asserted that her party was not part of any Front now.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters after a meeting with senior partymen and functionaries to decide AIADMK's celebrations of the birth centenary of former chief minister C N Annadurai, she said her first task was to see that the AIADMK returns to power.

''You will see as time goes on. There is still lot of time for alliances,'' she said.

Answering a question on BSP leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati being projected as Prime Ministerial candidate, Ms Jayalalithaa supported the move saying ''anybody can aspire for the post in a democracy.'' When reminded about she herself being projected so when she first joined UNPA before pulling out, she said ''nobody had approached me. If anybody does so, I will give my views at that time.'' However, Ms Jayalalithaa said, she had no personal ambitions on those lines.

Her task was also to put development in Tamil Nadu back on the rails, she said and alleged that under the DMK regime, law and order in the state was at its nadir, the state's economy had been destroyed and administration had come to a standstill.

''This is not the time for alliances and everything depends on when and how the elections are held, Lok Sabha polls alone or General elections and Assembly polls together,'' she averred.

She said her party was, however, open to alliance with like-minded parties.

Strongly criticising the Centre for its failure on terrorism, she indirectly advocated the reintroduction of POTA.


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