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Updated: December 9, 2013 02:01 IST

Yercaud verdict recognition of govt. welfare schemes: Jayalalithaa

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Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa talking to party cadre in Chennai on Sunday after the party 's win in Yercaud by-election. PHOTO: G. SRIBHARATH
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Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa talking to party cadre in Chennai on Sunday after the party 's win in Yercaud by-election. PHOTO: G. SRIBHARATH

Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Sunday described her party’s huge margin in the by-poll to Yercaud constituency as a mark of acknowledgement of people’s approval for various welfare programmes implemented by her government in the last two and a half years.

Accepting greetings of her party members at her Poes Garden residence at around 12.30 p.m, Ms. Jayalalithaa said it was evident that the benefits of the programmes reached the people, who had welcomed the measures. When her initial reaction came, the counting process was half way through, and she was responding to the development of her party‘s unassailable lead over the DMK in Yercaud, Partymen celebrated the victory by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets outside her residence and the AIADMK headquarters in Royapettah.

Ms. Jayalalithaa also said, “My heartfelt thanks to voters of the Yercaud Assembly constituency who gave us a huge victory.”

Appreciating her party workers who strove hard for the outcome, she also thanked the leaders and volunteers of allies of the AIADMK.

To persistent questions by reporters on results of Assembly elections in four northern States, Ms. Jayalalithaa replied: “Allow us to enjoy our victory. I will speak about them later.”

Later in a statement released in the evening, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the partymen should strive hard to ensure the AIADMK’s victory in all parliamentary constituencies during the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

“It was money power”

Meanwhile, DMK president M. Karunanidhi alleged that the AIADMK’s victory should be attributed to the exercise of money power and violence. He also complained that the ruling party had a scant regard for the model code of conduct. In a statement here, he said there was no need for the DMK men to get dejected by the outcome of the elections.

PMK leader said the fact that many voters had opted for NOTA went to show the people’s “antipathy” for the Dravidian parties.

All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi president R.Sarathkumar termed the victory in the by-poll as a fitting reward to the ruling party which implemented several welfare measures.

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How come Karunanidhi says that it was money power ? Then what shall we
say about the by-elections that happened in his period ? It was
Karunanidhi who started this tradition of giving money and freebies

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Dec 9, 2013 at 09:30 IST

Firstly,the result shows that in front of the money and muscle power of Dravidian parties- AIADMK and DMK – no other party in TN can withstand.Therefore for the good or for the worse,it is better that these two parties get into an alliance and win all the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry .Then the TN MPs will become a force to reckon with in Delhi. Secondly, In the absence of that kind of alliance, things are clear that if AIADMK stands alone it cannot place so much money and muscle power in the entire state. In such a situation, if all the opposition parties join together and put up a good fight the result will be mixed one. Of course, still AIADMK can hope to win 25 seats. Thirdly, it is to be noted that despite the heavy onslaught from AIADMK, the DMK has polled about 31% of votes and thereby retained its deposit against the wishes of the AIADMK supreme. It shows that DMK, if joins hands with DMDK, the Congress and few splinter groups ,such a combination can win 15-20 seats.

from:  R. Bhakther solomon
Posted on: Dec 9, 2013 at 06:30 IST

The success to AIADMK in Yercaud bielections not due to money power but
recognition of government welfare schemes. Jayalalitha is doing her best
to uplift the status of Tamilnadu.

from:  K.V.Rangaswamy
Posted on: Dec 9, 2013 at 05:20 IST

There should be a limit to tell lie also. The whole world knew about the "2000-formula". If JJ is giving better governance why should they follow "2000 formula". This is the victory for the 2000+ formula successfuly implemented by AIADMK. But the whole credit should go to DMK for inventing the formula. Both the parties are curse for our developments.

from:  chenduran
Posted on: Dec 8, 2013 at 23:21 IST
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