Despite threat letter, Jaya to go ahead with Madurai rally

AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Friday said she will launch a protest there on October 18 against the ruling DMK on various issues.

Updated: Sep 10, 2010, 21:52 PM IST

Chennai: Not willing to be bogged down by a threat letter warning of a bomb attack if she went ahead with a party rally in Madurai, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Friday said she will launch a protest there on October 18 against the ruling DMK on various issues.

"Death threats were issued to me saying I should not go to Madurai. But I am not the one to be bogged down," she asserted, adding she will lead the protest at Madurai on October 18.

The Opposition leader charged the DMK with failing on issues like inter-state river disputes, power cut, illegal sand mining and price-rise and said people were "clueless".

"On the law-and-order front, anti-social elements are having a free run in the state, while murders have become a routine affair," she said in a statement here.

She alleged all round failure by DMK and said all sections of society -- farmers, weavers, traders and others -- were severely affected.

AIADMK-backed TV channel Jaya TV had received a letter on August 28, warning her not to proceed with the proposed rally, saying she and her followers would be attacked with bombs if she did so.

A case has been filed and probe is on even as the party has been pressurising the Centre and state government to provide Jayalalithaa adequate security in the wake of the threat.

PTI