Jaya won't be part of Vajpayee's ministry
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo and former Tamil
Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha Jayaram has ruled out her joining the
Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government.
Her party colleagues, however, will hold portfolios in the government.
Jayalaitha, who arrived in New Delhi to have consultations with the
BJP and allied parties, killed rumours about her becoming
a minister in the
Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, saying she had no such
plans whatsoever. She said the allied parties would have discussions about
the strategy to be adopted in government formation.
The AIADMK leader was accorded a warm welcome at the New Delhi airport
by Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma and a host of BJP
leaders. From there
she drove down straight to Prime Minister designate
Vajpayee's home to attend the meeting.
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