"A decision on electoral alliance will be taken by party high command at the time of elections".
Similarly, Minister D Jayakumar said that the person who wrote the article in the daily can not decide on AIADMK's alliance with BJP. "Only the party decides about that, not an individual columnist", Mr Jayakumar told reporters.
This comes a day after AIADMK mouthpiece "Namathu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma" carried an article which said there were signs that both parties were acting like a double-barrelled gun.
Mr. Reddy said that though Tamil Nadu was regarded as a rational and progressive-minded State, the AIADMK's stand ran contrary to that perception.
In politically significant comments, AIADMK's mouthpiece "Namadhu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma" said on Sunday, signs of the party working with BJP like a "double-barrelled gun" in the political arena were visible and "no one can sever ties" between them.
The DMK-led opposition parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday formed human chain protests across the state during their protest demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board from the Centre as per the Supreme Court's February 16 order.
Referring to the AIADMK, he said there is only a single-barrel gun in the state and no double-barrel gun. "The pathway is clear", the daily said, while emphasising upon the need for the leadership of the two parties to chart out a roadmap for the goal.
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai also said there is no pact between AIADMK and BJP.
As per the New Indian Express, the article also called on the leadership of both parties, the AIADMK and the BJP, to come together and work towards a joint solution over the Cauvery dispute.
"But DMK working president MK Stalin said the two parties were indeed a "double-barrelled gun" on issues such as Cauvery and NEET controversy".
"At present we are opposing the Central government as they have failed to set up the Cauvery Water Management Board as per the Supreme Court's ruling,"he said".
The DMK's protest was against the Centre and the state AIDMK government over their inaction on the Cauvery issue.