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Jayalalithaa might call for early polls

Chennai, Aug 15 (): Jayalalithaa might go in for an early poll, say reports. She is likely to go for a May 2015 poll as she finds that the State mood is pro-AIADMK.

Jayalalithaa’s announcements in the just concluded Assembly sound like an indication of going to polls. She had schemes for all sections of the society.

DMK heir-apparent chief Stalin is facing resistance from many quarters. His tour of the State saw Anitha Radhakrishnan MLA from Tiruchendur who won despite anti- incumbency wave keeping away from the meeting of district leaders. Radhakrishnan kept away on the pretext that he had fixed a prior engagement in the temple for his grandson.

Jayalalithaa is to take advantage of the opposition being in disarray and Captain Vijayakanth not keeping good health. Apart from this, the BJP is warming up to AIADMK.

BJP gave AIADMK the deputy Speaker post overlooking Congress. Jayalalithaa is likely to forge an alliance with BJP. BJP too would jettison its rainbow alliance allies MDMK, DMDK and PMK as AIADMK is sure to guarantee at least 15 seats.

The series of Amma schemes have been a big hit and there is no anti-incumbency factor in play. Amma scheme for training and employment has made the unemployed engineering graduates and diploma holders happy as they are suffering from lack of training to get jobs.

Among the 110 announcements Jayalalithaa made in the Assembly is the Amma baby care kits to be given to mothers who give birth in government hospitals. Jayalalithaa has earmarked Rs 65 crore for these kits that would benefit around 6 lakh babies.

Giving Sowbhagya Sundi Legiyam, an ayurveda concoction for mothers to increase breast milk secretion is yet another connect to the women. Aligning with BJP will see AIADMK losing Muslim votes but the minority vote counts only in a few constituencies.

Left, MDMK, DMDK and PMK will have to align with DMK or form an alliance among them.