May 20, 2017
Chief Minister Edapadi K Palanisamy has called upon those who left the party to return to the parent body to see the successful implementation of various schemes initiated by the late J Jayalalithaa.
After distributing benefits under welfare schemes in nearby Mettupalayam as part of centenary celebrations of AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran and birthday celebrations of Jayalalithaa, Palanisamy said today that some sections were claiming that the people were with them.
“Those people are actually with MGR and Jayalalithaa,” he said and so those who left the party should change their mind and come back. He said the legislator representing Mettupalayam constituency (OK Chinnaraj who is with the O Paneerselvam faction), won the elections only because of Jayalalithaa’s popularity. If he has to fullfil his election promises, he should support the schemes and the Government, Palanisamy added.
Jayalalithaa had introduced various schemes for the benefit of poor students and provided laptops and wanted to establish an education system on US standards, he said.
AIADMK was founded by MGR to see the end of Karunanidhi-led DMK government and people should extend their support to his government to uphold the ideals and good governance provided by MGR for 11 years and Jayalalithaa, who was chief minister for six times, he told the gathering.
A few people had “dreamt to see the end of the government and finish AIADMK after the death of Jayalalithaa, but it remained a mere daydream”, he said adding that since there were no heirs to MGR and Jayalalalithaa, the workers and those gathered here were the real heirs.