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Senior AIADMK leader 'chides' Vijayakanth for criticising Jaya

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Oct 25 (UNI) The war of attrition between the AIADMK and actor-politician Vijayakanth continued with AIADMK senior leader K A Sengottaiyan saying that the former had no moral right to criticise party supremo J Jayalalithaa.

Reacting to Mr Vijayakanth's remarks that Ms Jayalalithaa tried to ''black out and overshadow'' the fame and popularity of late Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, Mr Sengottaiyan, in a statement here, give a detail of the steps taken by Ms Jayalalithaa to uphold the popularity of her mentor.

On the actor-politician's charge that Ms Jayalalithaa had entered the party through a 'crooked path', the AIADMK leader charged that Mr Vijayakanth was obviously not well versed with the state's history and advised him to go through it in detail.

He said soon after coming to power, Ms Jayalalithaa had renamed the Nutritious noon meal scheme and the party organ after MGR and had unveiled his statues at the party headquarters and on the arterial Anna Salai. Efforts have been taken to install the statue of MGR in Parliament complex, he said.

With a view to pay tributes to the late leader, Ms Jayalaithaa had remodelled and rebuilt the MGR Memorial off Marina after the then DMK government had designed an ''umbrella like'' structure, Mr Sengottaiyan pointed out.


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