Chennai: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will continue with its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for 2021 Assembly elections in the state, announced Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam. “We will continue our alliance with BJP,” the AIADMK coordinator said on Saturday. Also Read - Party Flags, Loud Cheers as Amit Shah Walks on Chennai Street Amid Strained Ties With TN Govt

This comes amid Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Chennai. Shah is expected is to discuss the strategy for upcoming polls with party leaders during his ongoing two-day visit. Also Read - BJP's Khushbu Sundar Meets With a Car Accident in Tamil Nadu, Escapes Unhurt

The announcement also comes at a time where there was speculation about tensions in the state between the saffron party and AIADMK. Also Read - Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, Karunanidhi's Son Alagiri Likely to Form A New Party

Panneerselvam was speaking at the function where Shah dedicated a water reservoir for Chennai’s needs and also laid the foundation for various infrastructure projects in the state. He showered praise on Shah as the youngest Home Minister of the country.

Panneerselvam also said the AIADMK will win the polls for the third time.