Gearing up to enter the world of politics and to retain her aunt and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha’s legacy, Deepa Jayakumar launched a new party called ‘MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’ on February 24. She considered Chennai’s R K Nagar as her working constituency which has fallen vacant after the death of Jayalalithaa.
She announced the new front on the occasion of Jayalalithaa’s 69th birth anniversary.
While speaking to the news agency ANI, she stated that the people have been wanting her to fight elections. She said,”People continuously expressing interest in my contesting. I am definitely going to take that call and contest from RK Nagar.”
She further assured that her new front will be participating in the upcoming local body elections. She said,”We will definitely be contesting in the upcoming Tamil Nadu local body elections. It’s a federation at this moment and I urge the youth to support us.”
Yes, we will definitely take part in upcoming Tamil Nadu local body elections: Deepa Jayakumar pic.twitter.com/R9lBIRqQTf
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 24, 2017
On the ongoing political tussle in the state, she stated that there are some opponents which are trying to hamper the state government and asserted that her new front will eradicate all those traitors. “There is a traitor group working behind the govt and we will work continuously to throw away this group,” she said.
Earlier this month, the political turmoil in the state was worsened after the feud between Sasikala faction and O Panneerselvam factions took a serious turn and finally, E Palaniswami, a loyalist of Sasikala swore-in as the new CM of the state. Jayakumar had sided with OPS.