2019 polls: Jayalalithaa’s niece extends support to AIADMK

Chennai: In one of the most unexpected turn of events for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, MGR Amma Deepa Peravai founder and niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, J Deepa extended her support to AIADMK.

She said the party functionaries unanimously decided to lend their support to AIADMK in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “All our cadres will be working for the AIADMK victory in all the 40 constituencies,” she said.

It may be noted that Deepa had earlier said that her party will contest solo in the Lok Sabha election. In another twist, Deepa also revealed that talks were held with AIADMK to merge her party with it.

She added that the talks have been interrupted due to the elections and will continue once the polls are over. “Our party is keen on merging with the AIADMK. If the merger happens, I don’t expect any party positions,” she said.

NT Bureau