Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Wednesday asked party workers to ensure its victory in all 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry so that the party could decide the government at the Centre after the 2014 general elections.

In a message on the eve of the party founder M G Ramachandran’s 96th birth anniversary, Ms. Jayalalithaa asked the party workers to keep in mind his contribution to the State and ensure the victory of the party.

She said the victory was necessary to secure the rights of Tamil Nadu and would be possible only when the AIADMK emerged a key player in deciding the composition of the government at the Centre.

Ms. Jayalalithaa alleged that Mr. Karunanidhi had, in the past, used the Congress against the AIADMK regime led by MGR and was now doing the same to ensure a bad name for her government.

“He is using his influence at the Centre to humiliate me. He is asking the Centre not to give electricity or release kerosene; he is preventing it from notifying the final award of the Cauvery Tribunal in the gazette and the Congress-led UPA is obliging him,” she alleged.