Accordingly it became apparent that all is not well within the ruling party's alliance as well. In a surprising personal attack, AIADMK minister D Jayakumar took on former Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan of the bjp after the latter alleged that tamilnadu has been a training ground for terrorists since former chief minister Jayalalithaa's period.
Meanwhile his comments came after the murder of Special Sub-Inspector Wilson by two terror suspect in Kanyakumari district on january 8. Furthermore the former minister alleged that tamilnadu had become a 'terrorist hub'. Perhaps when asked for a response to this, an angry Fisheries minister lashed out at the bjp leader. Further the problem is that the local leaders seem to think they can say anything and get away with it," explained a source in the AIADMK. Furthermore statements from the bjp in the last week, including its claim that the saffron party would have won more seats without an alliance with the AIADMK in the rural local body polls, have not gone down well with the tamilnadu leadership.
He added "We would have done better in lok sabha elections without this alliance. We are losing out on votes because of them and they are talking like this," said the AIADMK source. However, he admitted that this attitude from the AIADMK would not be seen if a national bjp leader had said the same. "Our response would not have been the same. As of now, our relationship with the Centre is smooth. minister piyush goyal is in touch with both Velumani and Thangamani in the cabinet. An alliance for 2021 too seems definite".