Chennai: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Thursday expelled former IAS officer turned politician K Malaisamy from the party for suggesting she would ally with Narendra Modi, who is being predicted as the next Prime Minister by various exit polls.
Malaisamy had said on Wednesday that Modi “is a great friend of Jayalalithaa” even if “they may differ politically”. “If he becomes Prime Minister, then madam (J Jayalalithaa) would like close ties,” Malaisamy had added.
Malaisamy has been charged of “bringing disrepute to the party.” The party said in a statement: "(He) transgressed party rule that only supremo is authorised to speak on policy matters."
Tamil Nadu CM had not disagreed with him on Wednesday. “Let us wait for the results to be declared. Then I will give my comments,” she had said.
Exit polls by various national news channels predicted BJP trouncing the Congress and landing a majority with allies. Simultaneously, Jayalalithaa is forecasted to surface as the third-largest party with 32 parliamentary seats.
There is speculation that Modi may seek support from Jayalalithaa to build a secure coalition.