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I will join politics soon, says Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar

09 January 2017
I will join politics soon, says Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar

Later, speaking to reporters, she said "We are to begin a new journey". "We will approach her and ask her to lead us from the front", said Farook Ali, who resigned as AIADMK's Erode fisheries wing secretary a few days back. "An announcement on it will come out soon". Great number of group gathering before Deepa Jayakumar's home each day. There are several banners which graphically depict Deepa giving a bouquet to Jayalalithaa. There are also posters in many places supporting Deepa to take over the leadership of Jayalalithaa's followers.

Deepa said she plans to tour the state and interact with the masses to know her strengths. It is the wish of cadres. She is consulting senior functionaries of the AIADMK. She has assured to announce a good decision soon.

Deepa shot into media fame after she was denied permission to see Jayalalithaa in hospital.

Looking similar to her aunt in appearance but unsure of herself, the political novice said she has the responsibility to protect Amma's name and reputation.

Jayalalitha did not gave any chance to family of MGR after his demise and she ruled the party until her death now Deepa is relative of Amma and AIADMK legacy since she is a relative of Amma. "In my view, our relationship was like between a mother and a daughter", Deepa told TOI.