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It’s a rebirth for me, says Jayalalithaa in signed letter



After more than 50 days in hospital, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said that “she has taken a rebirth”.

In her first signed letter to the party cadre from the hospital, Ms. Jayalalithaa attributed her recovery to the prayers and poojas performed by people across the State, nation and the world for her well-being.

Thanking Tamils for the love they had showered on her, the Chief Minister said she was waiting to get back soon to routine official work after recovering fully.

“I do not know rest; I can’t stop working also,” she said, reiterating that she exists solely for the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu.

Regretting that cadre had sacrificed their lives for her health and well-being, she said she wanted them to work only for the growth of the party.

Explaining the reason for the two-page letter, she said elections (and by-elections) were being held for Aravakurichi, Thanjavur, Tirupparankunram and Nellithope in Puducherry on November 19.

She said she could not come in person and campaign or meet the party workers.

“But my mind and heart is always with you,” Ms. Jayalalithaa said. The functionaries would understand the “nature of the letter” and work for the party’s victory, she added.

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