Chennai, Fe 14: Deepa Jayaram, late Jayalalithaa's niece announced her official entry into politics on Tuesday. Deepa who arrived at Jayalalithaa memorial to meet Panneerselvam spoke to the media confirming her entry into political fray. Asked if this was her official entry into politics, she replied in the positive.
Panneerselvam arrived at the memorial impromptu on Tuesday creating curiosity. Deepa who has been vocal about her support to Panneerselvam did the expected when she extended her support to Panneerselvam at Jayalalithaa memorial. Her move comes on a day the supreme court inducted Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran in a disproportionate assets case.
From the time of Jayalalithaa's death, Deepa had maintained that her entry into politics for confirmed but she would wait for the right time to announce the same. She also claimed that she would make the announcement on Jayalalithaa's birthday but the current political scenario in Tamil Nadu seems to have changed her stance.
It may be noted that while Deepa has chosen to join Panneerselvam, her brother and Jayalalithaa's nephew Deepak continues to be part of the Sasikala camp. He was even present during a meet at a resort where it was decided that Panneerselvam will be ousted from the party.