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. But there were digs at each other during these celebrations like Pannerselvam demanding once again that judicial enquiry on AMMA’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, Jaya’s niece, reiterated that she will be contesting in the by-election from R.K.Nagar constituency and Amma’s rule will be re-established in the state. Her meeting with OPS was just a symbol of mutual respect and she will fight alone in the elections, Deepa added.
Deepak Jayakumar, nephew of Late Amma, raised his voice against Sasikala for appointing Dhinakaran as AIDMK Deputy General Secretary. Dhinakaran 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 expired on Dec 5th and the fight for her legacy is still running even on the day 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.