- BJP is busy expanding the organization in view of Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu
- For this, the BJP is currently eyeing disgruntled DMK leaders.
- VP on removal from DMK in May Duraisamy joined BJP
- Resentment of leaders is going on inside the DMK for two main reasons at the moment
The BJP is busy expanding the organization in view of the assembly elections due in Tamil Nadu next year. Encouraged by the success of the two big leaders of Tamil Nadu’s main opposition DMK in the last six months, the BJP is eyeing other disgruntled leaders. The BJP has fielded national general secretary CT Ravi on this front. CT Ravi, in-charge of Tamil Nadu has created a political stir in the state by joining the BJP of former DMK MP Dr. KP Ramalingam on November 21.
Earlier in May, DMK was removed from the post of Deputy General Secretary, V.P. Duraisamy joined the BJP. A senior BJP official told that some more DMK leaders may join BJP in the coming time. Inside the DMK, the leaders are currently resentful for two major reasons. Some leaders are concerned with the increasing dominance of party chief Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi in the DMK. Stalin is constantly promoting his son Udhayanidhi.
Sources say that some senior party leaders are angry with this. DMK’s Youth Wing is handed over by Udhayanidhi. Recently, Udhayanidhi prepared a 100-day outreach program for DMK. For this, 15 senior leaders were entrusted with the responsibility. However, the concerned leaders were told about the event at the last moment. Senior leaders believe that the Udhyayanidhi is not very confident in taking a general opinion in decisions related to the organization.
A section of the party troubled by defected leaders
A section of the party is also troubled by the defecting leaders getting a place in the organization. Former party leaders Raja Kannappan, Dr Vijay and Dr Laxmanan coming from AIADMK are angry with the old party leaders after Stalin got important responsibilities in DMK. The ruling AIADMK has decided to contest the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in alliance with the BJP.
BJP started sharpening the Hindutva agenda in Tamil Nadu
Here in Tamil Nadu, BJP has started giving edge to Hindutva agenda. On the one hand, AIADMK has the support base, on the other, BJP has a growing influence. This makes many DMK leaders feel that it may be beneficial to contest on a BJP ticket due to the alliance. In such a situation, DMK leaders willing to contest elections can come to BJP.