Tamil Nadu crisis Live: Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar launches ‘MGR-Amma-Deepa’ political front

By: | Updated: February 24, 2017 6:51 PM

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar launches MGR-Amma-Deepa political front.

Deepa Jayakumar (ANI)

Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar launches MGR-Amma-Deepa political front. Speaking to reporters she said she won’t let down people. Speaking to media persons she said that her political journey has just begun. She said that at this juncture the MGR Amma Deepa Peravai is just a front and not a political front. According to media reports, Deepa was eager to launch her political outfit and 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 had said,” Yes, it is.” Today her brother Deepak had also claimed that claimed that the late AIADMK supremo had also left behind her properties for him and her sister Deepa in a will. Speaking to India Today she also added that she was not interested in Poes Garden where her aunt used to live. The Times Now also quoted her as saying that she was planning to contest from her constituency. During the interview she also denied joining hands with O Pannerselvam.

Here are live updates of Deepa Jayakumar’s press conference

6:25 PM: She says there is a traitor group, which is working behind the government, and her group will work to throw out the group. Her statement was perhaps against VK Sasikala faction of AIADMK, which had formed the government recently under the chief ministership of E Palaniswami,

6:20 PM: Jayalalithaa niece says her front will definately contest forthcoming local body elections.

Deepa Jayakumar launches ‘MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’. (ANI)

6:15 PM: Deepa says its not a political party at this moment, but a front.

6:10 PM: Deepa Jaya Kumar launches her new front, names it MGR-Amma-Deepa political front.

6:00 PM: Deepa Jayakumar says she will work for the poor.


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