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We will take back AIADMK from the hands of one family: Panneerselvam

TK Rohit Chennai | Updated on January 13, 2018

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Paneerselvam

The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam, on Friday said J. Jayalalithaa was the one who helped increase the party membership from 14 lakh to 1.5 crore.

"She faced many troubles after MGR.'s death. Jayalalithaa was clear that there will be no family politics in the AIADMK. But today, the government and the party is in the hands of one family.Our biggest challenge is 'dharma yudham' [war for justice]. Justice will win,'' he said. ''We will take back the party from the hands of the family, whom Jayalalithaa threw out of Poes Garden."

Questions about Jayalalithaa's death was in everyone's minds. People ask about the mystery surrounding her death. The Centre and the State government should probe her death, he said.

(This news report was first published in The Hindu online edition)

Published on February 24, 2017

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