Jayalalithaa expels partyman who said she would ally with Modi

Chennai, May 15 (NDTV): J Jayalalithaa, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has expelled a leader from her party for suggesting that she will ally with Narendra Modi, widely expected to be India's next prime minister. 

K Malaisamy, a former parliamentarian from the AIADMK, 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 opined. He has been charged with "bringing disrepute to the party." 

Jayalalithaa, a former movie star, had not contradicted him yesterday, telling reporters "Let's wait for the results" which will be declared tomorrow. 

NDTV's exit poll shows Modi and his party, the BJP, trouncing the Congress and landing a majority with allies. Jayalalithaa is forecast to emerge as the third-largest party with 32 parliamentary seats. 

The exit poll gives the BJP's coalition 279 seats, seven more than it needs to form the government.

In order to build a more stable coalition, there has been speculation that Modi will seek a partnership with Jayalalithaa's AIADMK. 

The two leaders have talked in the past of a good political equation and they attended each other's swearing-in ceremonies as chief ministers of their states.

Though they censured each other in rallies in Tamil Nadu during this election campaign, Modi has hinted that they are close despite "political differences." 

Jayalalithaa began criticizing Modi after key Muslim groups sided with the DMK, her political rival in Tamil Nadu.

She was unsuccessfully wooed by leaders from the Left and Mulayam Singh Yadav who have been talking of assembling a Third Front - a grouping of parties not aligned with either the Congress or the BJP. 

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  • rajesh shetty, mlore shj

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Abdul Rafiq
    You should have asked this question to Burqa Dutt instead of reporting like a congress script in Gujrath in 2002 riots, she could have as well taken a congress ticket and fought against Modi in the elections. Her naqab would have been unmasked openly then.

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Dubai

    Thu, May 15 2014

    This is not his mistake. But whole media is supporting Modi. Times Now anchor Arnab Goswamy was forcing regional party leaders other day to agree on joining NDA. If they opened their mouth he was making them to talk on the support of Modi. Why Arnab is working as a Journalist? he can join BJP and party may make him their spokesperson. Now this AIADMK leader also became scapegoat because of BJP supported medias.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Modi will Rot.
    Times Now BJP Caught.
    Dirty elections Fought.
    Arnab was already Bought.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Jayalalitha knows former MP talked rubbish and Modi will not need her support..

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, May 15 2014

    She wants to rule India heading third front?? Day dreaming?? I do not think Indian people are looking at disaster!

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  • A. M Shaikh, Dubai, Belapu, Kaup

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Dear Jaya,
    Don't believe media servery, perhaps that's a paid news. MODI means in Chinese language "LIE". So you are looking a day dream. Forget it. If you are getting 32 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu. Tho kya Tamil Nadu mein "KARUNA NIDHI" GOTI KHEL RAHA THA 4/5 DASHAK SE ???,

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Manglaore

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Before Modi becoming P.M. India is Shining.
    After Modi becoming P.M. Bharath will be Ruining.
    Ambani, Tata, Adani’s standing in one leg for Gambling.
    Chaai, chaai… Cheymyam, Cheymyam.. Modi Baniyam, Baniyam.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Congress young leader already running
    Tomorrow his chelaas will be following.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 15 2014

    Does he suffer from some contagious disease...

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