Jaya asks AIADMK supporters to work on all 40 LS seats

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Chennai, Jan 16: Flaying Centre's "wrong economic policies" and calling for greater regional autonomy for better growth of states, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday once again exhorted her partymen to work to win all 40 Lok Sabha seats in the coming elections.

"With this victory, AIADMK will become a massive power deciding the future of India," she said. In her message to the party men ahead of AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran's birth anniversary on January 17, she also took a dig at arch rival, DMK president M Karunanidhi, saying despite his party's participation in most union cabinets in the last 17 years, Tamil Nadu had not benefited much.

"The Indian republic would have been made stronger only if states were strengthened. A change of guard is required at the Centre for this; one that benefits Tamil Nadu and its people. Wrong economic policies being followed for 20 years should be changed and a new government that is compassionate in its approach towards people should come," she said.

Tamil Nadu, which she alleged had been perennially ignored for long by Centre, should get justice, she said. If the state had to develope in all spheres and rank No.1 among other Indian states, "a Central government that respects our word should be formed," she said.

Urging her party men to work towards winning all the 40 seats, 39 in the state and one in Puduchery, she said that will be the best tribute to the party founder Ramachandran, fondly addressed as MGR.


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