In a major setback to late former Tamil Nadu late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar, who launched a new party named ‘MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’ on the eve of her aunt’s 69th birth anniversary, the latter’s husband K. Madhavan has announced he would quit the political outfit and start his own party.
Speaking to reporters after paying homage at the memorial of Jayalalithaa, he said these bad elements interfered in the working of the peravai.
He said due to the interference, Deepa-led Peravai could not function independently and hence, he had decided to launch a party and work on his own.
Answering a question, he said there was no “contradiction,” in his move and asserted that his wife’s outfit was only an “organisation” and his will be a full-fledged “political party.”
Asked whether his proposed party will contest the April 12 R K Nagar bypoll, he said a decision will be taken as per the “wishes of the people.”
On the name of the party, he said it will be announced shortly and claimed that he has the support of cadres of the peravai.
Deepa together with Madhavan had launched the Peravai on February 24, the birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa.