Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s nephew Deepak Jayakumar, who was once VK Sasikala’s supporter said that the later’s becoming state CM was not acceptable to the people of the state. He also claimed that the late AIADMK supremo had also left behind her properties for him and her sister Deepa.
He claimed that the left behind a will un which she equeathed her properties, including her Veda Nilayam bungalow in Poes Garden to his sister and him. Pointing out that party members did not favour TTV Dinakaran’s appointment as Deputy General Secretary of the party, he questioned his and S Venkatesh’s induction in the party.
Deepak said that while Deepa can hope for positions in the party, Venkatesh and Dinakaran could not, perhaps referring to the removal of both by Jayalalithaa in 2011. Alleging that they are trying to bring family rule in the AIADMK, he stressed that even party cadres would not accept this.
The nephew of Jayalalithaa also expressed fear that the current scenario in the AIADMK may lead it to split and give and opportunity for DMK to form government in Tamil Nadu, he said while speaking to news channels.
In 2011, Jayalalithaa had expelled Sasikala, her husband M Natarajan and nephew Dinakaran from AIADMK for reportedly interfering in affairs of party and government affairs. On O Panneerselvam Jayakumar said he was a good chief minister.
Earlier in the day, 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.
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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.
(With inputs from PTI)