BJP has no role in internal problems of AIADMK: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai: Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu claimed on Saturday that the Centre or the BJP had no role in the "internal" problems of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

"The Centre or the BJP has no role in the internal problems of the AIADMK. What is happening in the party...they (AIADMK leaders) alone will be able to explain. We do not pull strings. We do not get involved in other parties' affairs. Let me make it very clear and categorical," the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister told reporters in Chennai.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

Asserting that the BJP and the Centre wanted a stable government in Tamil Nadu, he said, "We want the developmental initiatives undertaken by Madam (former chief minister) Jayalalithaaji to be carried forward by the state government." The people of Tamil Nadu wanted good governance and the Centre wanted the AIADMK government to focus on development and sort out the party-related issues, said Naidu. The Government of India was willing to work with the Tamil Nadu government for initiating development works in the state, he added.

Regarding the ongoing agitation of Tamil Nadu farmers seeking loan waiver in Delhi, Naidu said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had met their representatives. The issue had to be sorted out by the state government, he said, adding, "Let us not make the matter political."

Meanwhile, delivering his address at the 205th birth anniversary celebrations of Carnatic musician-saint Thyagaraja Swamy, Naidu alleged that a section of people in the country was "allergic" about the word "Hindu" because of "vote-bank politics".

Praising the trend of conducting Carnatic music festivals during the Tamil month of Margazhi in December, he said music gave solace to human beings.

Updated Date: Apr 23, 2017 11:08 AM

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