Tuesday, 7 October 2014

'AIADMK' poster on Jaya threatens Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu

Members of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation sit on a hunger strike protesting against AIADMK chief J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets case, in Chennai. Photographs: PTI photo
A wall poster put out by an expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party man in Chennai threatening Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu if the convicted party chief Jayalalithaa was not released from jail created a flutter. The party has sought to distance itself from the row.
The party said the poster was put on display without its sanction and stressed that it stood committed to the welfare for all sections of people, a party functionary said.
"Warning...immediately release people's Chief Minister Amma...otherwise we will hold Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu as hostages," the huge poster put up in certain locations in south Chennai said on Tuesday.
The poster bears the names of Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi, Tiruchy Lok Sabha MP P Kumar, VP Kalairajan, MLA and a party functionary KC Vijay.
AIADMK South Chennai (North) District party secretary VP Kalairajan claimed, “This has been done by an expelled functionary KC Vijay. This was done without our knowledge.”
Kalairajan said the party has ordered the immediate removal of posters in locations wherever it was put up.
“We are guided by people's chief minister Amma's ideals to serve people without any discrimination. The Tamil Nadu government is committed to the welfare of all sections of people.”
Meanwhile, protests and human chains expressing solidarity with Jayalalithaa who has been sent to jail in an illegal wealth case continued across Tamil Nadu.
The stage artists’ association members formed a human chain in Chennai. Artists who worked in the make up team of late chief minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran who was also an iconic actor of yesteryear lined up streets holding placards seeking her release.
All faith prayers seeking her early release are also being held across Tamil Nadu