Tamil Nadu crisis: Deepa Jayakumar faced ‘several hurdles and obstacles’ to launch ‘MGR Amma Deepa Forum’

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Chennai | Updated: February 26, 2017 5:33:44 PM

She said that this Forum is only for ensuring the welfare for the people of Tamil Nadu. She said that she will be the secretary and details of other office bearers will be released tomorrow. She had earlier said she was the Forum Treasurer.

Deepa Jayakumar (ANI)Late Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar, who recently launched a political outfit, ‘MGR Amma Deepa Forum’, said that she had to face “several hurdles and obstacles” before floating the outfit. “There were many people who created several hurdles and obstacles trying to ensure that I do not enter politics. But, after facing all those issues and by getting the feedback from majority of those who supported me, I decided to launch this Forum,” she said, two days after she launched the outfit.

She said, “true AIADMK supporters are with me and they have been supporting me since the beginning.” She said she will decide the future course of action based on people’s wish, “most importantly the wishes of true AIADMK supporters.” She emphasised that her recent meeting with former chief minsiter O Panneerselvam was just “courtesy call”, Deepa said, “As I said earlier, it is only a courtesy meeting. Whether I will join him or not will be decided in future.” She had earlier 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.

She said that this Forum is only for ensuring the welfare for the people of Tamil Nadu. She said that she will be the secretary after a meeting and details of other office bearers will be released tomorrow. She had earlier said she was the Forum Treasurer.

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‘MGR Amma Deepa Forum’, was started on February 24, Jayalalithaa 69th birth anniversary. The day also became the day when Deepa’s political career also started. She had unveiled a flag with images of Jayalalithaa and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, saying her political journey had “begun”.

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