Tiruchirappalli: AIADMK chief
Jayalalithaa on Thursday filed her nomination from temple town of
nearby Srirangam for April 13 Assembly elections, asserting
that Tamil Nadu would become "an economic power" if her party
was voted to power.
The former chief minister, who has switched over to
Srirangam -- where her family had roots before migrating to
Mysore -- from rural Andipatti, filed her papers at 11.05 am,
before Election officer P Gunasekaran.
She had asked her party candidates for the other 159
constituencies also to file their nominations today,
Jayalalithaa was given a rousing reception when she
arrived at the airport here by a special aircraft from
She is pitted against DMK`s N Anand, a novice to
electoral arena. Asked why she shifted to Srirangam from rural
Andipatti, the former chief minister said the town was nearer
(to Chennai) than her previous constituency.
On whether there would be any special package for
Srirangam constituency if the AIADMK came to power, she said
"Special packages will be given for all the constituencies."
Evading a direct reply to a question on the impact of
MDMK led by Vaiko leaving the alliance, she said "We are
always forward looking party."
When asked whether the BJP-Janata Party combine would
affect AIADMK chances, she said the people wanted to end the
"corrupt" DMK regime.