Express News Service
CHENNAI: Ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections, the AIADMK flaunted its may on Wednesday as a sea of cadre from throughout the State have been current at Marina Beach on Wednesday to take part within the grand inauguration of the memorial for get together behemoth late J Jayalalithaa.
The first and the most important gathering organised by the get together within the final 10 months, for the reason that Covid-19 outbreak, evoked a way of pleasure among the many cadre. They greeted one another jubilantly to witness the historic occasion.
Every time Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami commented in regards to the get together’s success within the elections, cadre close to the venue and people following the speech with the assistance of LCD displays and audio system shouted slogans and heaped praises on the get together management for his or her service.
Waves of supporters made their method to the venue since Tuesday night time and slept on the lawns close to the seaside. The crowd swelled and saturated the venue means earlier than the occasion commenced, and the inflow continued even after the programme concluded round 12.30 pm.
Suresh Kumar, a supporter from Arani, who was caught in site visitors close to Purusaiwalkam, mentioned his workforce began round 5 am and but couldn’t attain the venue in time. Arterial roads within the metropolis have been filled with personal buses and minivans — painted in hanging colors and fitted with musical horns — inflicting site visitors jams since morning.
‘Shows EPS-OPS popularity’
Many cadre with whom Express spoke to reminisced the times when ‘Amma’ (Jayalalithaa) used to drag such crowds, and mentioned the current get together leaders, Edappadi Ok Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, have confirmed their mettle.
M Selvi, a supporter from Udumalaipettai in Tirupur district, mentioned the big turnout is indicative of the recognition of each leaders. However, A Rajendran, a functionary from Lalgudi city of Tiruchirapalli, mentioned not simply the gang, however even the sentiment amongst voters is in favour of the get together.
“Look at the schemes brought out by the AIADMK government. People have got so many freebies, including the recent Pongal gift. There is no water and power scarcity,” he mentioned. Both of them exuded confidence that the get together would win the Assembly elections and type the federal government.
While many AIADMK supporters prevented questions on whether or not the affect former get together member VK Sasikala is more likely to exert within the run-up to the elections, some confidently mentioned she is a “non-entity and her release makes no difference to the party’s prospects.”
A union secretary from a southern district, who didn’t want to be named, mentioned the get together wouldn’t have invited such a big quantity of supporters on the day of Sasikala’s launch if the management was insecure in regards to the impression she might have on get together affairs. “She does not have much influence in the party and the leadership has time and again stated this,” he mentioned.
Hectic day for the police
Around 5,000 police personnel from varied districts have been deployed to handle the gang. It was a busy day for them
Chennai Corporation staff have been despatched to identify instantly for a clean-up drive after the occasion As the gang was huge, the uniformed personnel had a troublesome time making certain free move of site visitors in and across the space