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Deepa Jayakumar launches front, to contest bypoll from aunt Jayalalithaa’s seat

In the battle for the chief minister's chair between O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala after Jayalalithaa's death, Jayakumar had sided with OPS.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
February 24, 2017 5:34:54 pm
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In a bid to stake claim to aunt and former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s legacy, Deepa Jayakumar on Friday launched a new front called ‘MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’ as she is all set to jump into poll fray from Chennai’s R K Nagar. This is the seat that has fallen vacant after the death of Jayalalithaa. “People continuously expressing interest in it (my contesting). I am definitely going to take that call and contest from RK Nagar,” Jayakumar was quoted by news agency ANI as saying today on the occasion of Jayalalithaa’s 69th birth anniversary.

“‘Amma Deepa Peravai’ is the platform we launch formally today,” said Jayakumar. When asked if it’s a political party, she said, “It’s a federation at this moment and I urge youth to support.”


Claiming she was sad at the ‘hijacking’ of the party and that Edappadi Palaniswami was not a popular choice, Jayakumar said: “This kind of hijacking of the party was not good. He (Palaniswami) was not the person people wanted as CM. There is a traitor group working behind the govt and we will work continuously to throw away this group.”

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In the battle for the chief minister’s chair between O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala after Jayalalithaa’s death, Jayakumar had sided with OPS. However, contrary to expectations, she has decided against celebrating Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary with OPS and lined up a series of events for the day independently.

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