On the birth anniversary of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, niece Deepa Jayakumar launches a new political federation called ‘MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’. She said, “‘Amma Deepa Peravai’ is the platform we launch formally today. There is a traitor group working behind the government and we will work continuously to throw away this group” When asked about whether this platform was a new political party, she said, “It’s a federation at this moment and I urge youth to support. Yes, we will definitely take part in upcoming Tamil Nadu local body elections.”
Earlier today in an interview with ANI, Deepa Jayakumar talked about contesting elections and said, “People are continuously expressing interest, I am definitely going to take that call and contest from RK Nagar.” She then talked about how CM E Palaniswamy hijacked the AIADMK party and said, “This kind of hijacking of the party was not good. He(Palaiswamy) was not the person, people wanted as CM.”
Earlier in the day, both factions of AIADMK, led by O Pannerselvam and Chief Minister E Palaniswami are celebrating the 69th birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa today. There were reports that Deepa is likely to launch her political party today even as people and politicos across Tamil Nadu on Friday led the nation in paying rich tributes to late Chief Minister of the state on her 69th birth anniversary. According to media reports, Deepa is eager to launch her political outfit and has decided not to go with former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. A few days ago, however, she had said that she was ready to work with Panneerselvam in the future. When asked if it was her official entry into politics, Jayakumar said,” Yes, it is.” It will be interesting to see what eventually spans out.