Deepa Launches Party on Jaya’s Birth Anniversary

Chennai: Late J Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar announced formation of a new political party in Tamil Nadu. She declared war on the ruling party headed by Sasikala. She unveiled the party flag. The name of the party or forum is ‘ MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’. A torch, MGR and Jayalalithaa figured on the flag. She hopes to unite anti-Sasikala groups. She did not rule out tied with O Panneerselvam, former CM.

Late Jayalalithaa’s 69th birthday was observed across Tamil Nadu with feasts, distributing food to the poor along with the fight over her legacy.

Sasikala’s proxy, CM E Palaniswamy made it look different by announcing welfare schemes and planting saplings. He also announced 69 lakh saplings with a budget of 66 crores to increase green cover, in and around Government premises.

O Pannerselvam, who fought for legacy until he lost the battle in Trust vote, gave welfare assistance to people of Thondiarpet of North Chennai.A� But there were digs at each other during these celebrations like Pannerselvam demanding once again thatA� judicial enquiry on AMMAa��s death be conducted.

Chinnamma Sasiakala, who was in jail in Disproportionate Assets (DA) case, wrote a letter to party cadre that after spending 33 years as an aide to Amma, now feeling lonely in a jail with her memories revolving round her.

Deepa, Jayaa��s niece, reiterated that she will be contesting in the by-election from R.K.Nagar constituency and Ammaa��s rule will be re-established in the state. Her meeting with OPSA�was just a symbol of mutual respect andA� she will fight alone in the elections, Deepa added.

Deepak Jayakumar, nephew of Late Amma, raised his voice against Sasikala for appointing DhinakaranA� as AIDMKA� Deputy General Secretary. DhinakaranA� was supposed to be a proxy to Sasikalafelt that Dinakaran is not fit for that post, he said.

Jayakumar said OPS should have appointed in place of Dhinakaran. Jayalalitha expiredA� on Dec 5th andA� the fight for her legacy is still running even on the dayA� of her 69th birthday.

Since Friday morning crowds swelled at the residence of Deepa. She said in a press conference that she believed Jayalalithaa was innocent in DA case.

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