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CM Edappadi Palaniswami asked a Muslim congregation not to fear AIADMK's alliance with the BJP.

The Chief Minister made the statement while addressing a gathering of the minority community in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu.

The Chief Minister made the statement while addressing a gathering of the minority community in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu.On February 11, while speaking at a congregation meeting in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami asked the voters not to worry about his party AIADMK's alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming assembly elections in the state, The News Minute reported.

Palaniswami, who wore a skull cap while addressing a Muslim community member's meeting, said, "An alliance is different, and ideology is different." "Alliance can change every time. Alliances are created for politics", he said. However, he added that no party would let go of its ideology for an alliance, saying, "Nobody has to fear that they will be affected because of our alliance."

Urging the minority community to extend their support to the party, he asserted that the "state had not witnessed any communal clashes in the last three years." He further said, "the AIADMK is the true guardian of minority communities.” “Be it MG Ramachandran or J Jayalalithaa, former supremos of the AIADMK, neither of them ruled the State on the basis of caste or religion. Following in their footsteps, I have ensured that there aren’t any caste or communal conflicts in the State in my tenure,” he was reported by The New Indian Express as saying.

On March 6, the AIADMK and BJP announced their union for the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu. The assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will be held in a single phase on April 6, 2021, for 234 seats. The results would be announced on May 2, 2021.

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