Kolkata: AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa Friday called up Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and thanked her for saying that she was open to supporting the Tamil Nadu chief minister if she wanted to become the prime minister.
The two leaders discussed the Lok Sabha elections and the post-poll alliance possibilities, Trinamool sources said.
A day back, during an interview to a national television channel, Banerjee was asked whether she was open to backing Jayalalithaa if the Tamil Nadu chief minister wanted to become prime minister.
"I have no problem. I don't bother about the chair," Banerjee replied.
Jayalalithaa's call also came a day after the collapse of the seat adjustment talks in Tamil Nadu between the AIADMK and the two communist parties.