AIADMK steps into 39th year

Tamil Nadu`s major opposition party AIADMK stepped into its 39th year Sunday with party cadres celebrating the day across the state by garlanding founder MG Ramachandran`s (MGR) statues.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 13:48 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu`s major opposition party AIADMK stepped into its 39th year Sunday with party cadres celebrating the day across the state by garlanding founder MG Ramachandran`s (MGR) statues.

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At the party headquarters here, General Secretary J Jayalalithaa garlanded MGR`s statue and distributed sweets. She also released the party`s souvenir, the first copy of which was received by leader of MGR Forum PH Pandian.

At a time when political pundits were commenting about the midlife crisis faced by the party with desertions and electoral losses, the massive crowds that Jayalalithaa`s recent public rallies are attracting has been giving much needed hope to party cadres.

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On Monday, Jayalalithaa is scheduled to address a rally at Madurai that is expected to draw huge crowds.

Jayalalithaa has been receiving death threats, warning her not to address the rally at Madurai.

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The Tamil Nadu government has asked the central government to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death threats upon a request from the AIADMK.

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IANS