A large number of persons, belonging to parties such as Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam, Pattali Makkal Katchi and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Monday in the presence of Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa.

Among those who joined the ruling party hailed from the districts of Krishnagiri, Ramanathapuram and Vellore. They included P. Nagaraja Reddy, former Krishnagiri district secretary of the Communist Party of India, and Jayaprakash, former Krishnagiri (West) district secretary of the PMK. — Special Correspondent

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