New kid in block, Jaya’s niece Deepa's husband launches political party

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Chennai : Amidst tussle between the two fractions of AIADMK, of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Deepa Jayakumar’s husband K Madhavan launched his own party. The party named as MGR Jayalalithaa DMK Kazhagam.

The party was launched after paying his respects to Jayalalithaa and MGR at their memorials at the Marina beach.

Speaking to reporters after launching the party flag, Madhavan, clad in a traditional white khadi shirt and dhoti, said he has the support of ‘true Amma followers’ and that he would give Deepa a key post if she decided to join his party.

Earlier, Deepa had launched ‘MGR Amma Deepa Forum’ on February 24, coinciding with Jayalalithaa’s anniversary.

Madhavan, who was involved in forming it, had quit the party last month, alleging “there is a lot of dominance of some evil forces”.

Deepa’s forum also faced a controversy after she faced opposition over the appointment of some office bearers.


Hoping to taste success through Jayalalithaa’s legacy, Deepa decided to contest the RK Nagar bypoll, which was later cancelled by Election Commission, citing use of money power to influence voters.