ஜெயலலிதா இந்தியப் பிரதமரானால் தமிழர்கள் பெருமை கொள்ளலாம்.
The BJP on 14-1-2012 made a strong bid to woo the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu with senior leader L K Advani describing it as his party’s “natural ally”. “We regard Jayalalithaa as our natural ally. Although the AIADMK is not formally a part of the NDA yet, our informal cooperation with the party and especially coordination in Parliament has been growing,” Advani said in Chennai. He showered praise on the Jayalalithaa government and said he was happy to see an atmosphere of rapid change and soaring confidence after she won the mandate. “There are several important issues on which our parties hold convergent views and moreover, these are the very issues on which the principles and practices of the Congress are divergent.
Today, our country needs more and more transformational leaders like Jayalalithaa and (Gujarat CM) Narendra Modi,” he said, with Modi by his side. They were participating in the 42 nd anniversary celebrations of ‘Tughlak’, a Tamil weekly edited by Cho Ramasamy. Let me assure that there is no need to fly any imaginary kites. Let me state right at the beginning that we regard Jayalalithaa as our natural ally,” he said. Modi, on his part, also praised Jayalalithaa saying Tamil Nadu will march on the path of good governance under her leadership.
While the two leaders were scheduled to meet Jayalalithaa, their tight schedule, which included a visit to the family of state BJP leader Sukumaran Nambiar who passed away recently, did not permit it. Cho Ramasamy, who is increasingly being perceived as Jayalalithaa’s close confidante and adviser, strongly mooted her candidature for the post of prime minister. “Advani is the main person in the BJP, but we see Modi also as a prime ministerial candidate, and the BJP is sure to win the next elections. But if issues like secularism crop up, then at least a BJP supported government should come to power and so BJP should consider supporting Jayalalithaa as the PM candidate,” he said. Making an oblique reference to the expulsions of Jayalalithaa’s close associate Sasikalaa and her relatives, Cho said, “It was a surgical operation and Jayalalithaa did it well.”
We have to wait and see if Advani would recommend Jayalalitha as the prime ministerial candidate and whether the secular parties will accept for the move of electing Jayalalitha as Prime Minister. Anyhow Tamilians will feel proud, if Jayalalitha was elected as Prime Minister of India.