Strive for AIADMK winning all Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa

Strive for AIADMK winning all Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa

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Chennai Charging the opposition DMK with influencing its senior alliance partner Congress-led UPA at Centre on several issues, including Cauvery crisis, AIADMK supremo and CM Jayalalithaa on Wednesday encouraged her partymen to win all Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu in the next Parliamentary polls to realise the state's 'just demands'.

"To realise the just demands of Tamil Nadu and make AIADMK have a decisive say in (formation of) Central government, I request you to work towards ensuring (the party) winning all 40 seats (39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry)," Jaya said.

In a message to AIADMK workers ahead of party founder M G Ramachandran's 96th birthday on January 17, she accused DMK, a key UPA constituent with trying to defame her government with the help of the Centre.

"It is using its alliance clout to insult me. It instructs the Central government to deny Tamil Nadu power and kerosene besides asking it not to notify the Cauvery water tribunal's final award. And the Central government is also nodding its head," the chief minister alleged.

Describing the Congress-led coalition government as a "minority", she charged it with obliging DMK's insistence in denying financial grant to Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalithaa has been constantly knocking at the doors of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Union government on many issues, including power -- such as additional allocation besides demanding the entire electricity from Kudankulam Nuclear plant, increased allocation of kerosene and notification of the final award of the Cauvery Water tribunal.

The CM said she was not new to such 'antics' of DMK and vowed to get over them with the support of her mentor Ramachandran's blessings and support of party workers.

This is not the first time Jayalalithaa has asked her partymen to return her all 40 seats. She had on earlier occasions urged them to do so aiming to make AIADMK and herself play a bigger political role at the national level.

Story First Published: January 16, 2013 13:14 IST

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