State Of Play: Defection from BJP to AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and what it means for their alliance

Anusha Ravi Sood explains what the defections mean to the BJP-AIADMK alliance in TN and why AIADMK under EPS has tilted the status quo.

ByAnusha Ravi Sood

Published Mar 09, 2023 | 5:16 PM Updated Mar 09, 2023 | 5:16 PM

Since January this year, at least 16 leaders of the BJP in Tamil Nadu have quit the party.

Many have joined its alliance partner AIADMK instead, irking BJP State president K Annamalai. On State Of Play, South First Political Editor Anusha Ravi Sood explains what these defections mean to the BJP-AIADMK alliance in Tamil Nadu and why AIADMK under Edappadi Palaniswami has tilted the status quo.