Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Jayalalithaa’s bail hearing: Poster ‘threatening Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu’ creates flutter

CHENNAI: A wall poster put out by an expelled AIADMK party man here threatening Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu in case convicted party supremo Jayalalithaa was not released from jail created a flutter and the party sought to distance itself from the row.

The party said the poster was put on display without its sanction and stressed that it stood committed to the welfare for all sections of people, a party functionary said here.

"Warning ... immediately release people's chief minister Amma ... otherwise we will hold Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu as hostages," the huge poster put up in certain locations in south Chennai read.

The poster has the names of social welfare minister B Valarmathi, Tiruchy Lok Sabha MP, P Kumar, VP Kalairajan, MLA and a party functionary Thousand Lights KC Vijay.

AIADMK South Chennai (north) district party secretary VP Kalairajan claimed, "This has been done by an expelled functionary KC Vijay. This was done without our knowledge."

Kalairajan said the party has ordered the immediate removal of posters in locations wherever it was put up.

The poster reads: Caution, caution. Release Jayalalithaa immediately, otherwise we will hold hostage of Kannadigas living in Tamil Nadu (Image courtesy @vishnu106111046 on Twitter)

"We are guided by people's chief minister Amma's lofty ideals to serve people without any discrimination. The Tamil Nadu government is committed to the welfare of all sections of people."

Meanwhile, protests and human chains expressing solidarity with Jayalalithaa who has been sent to jail in an illegal wealth case continued across Tamil Nadu.

The stage artists' association members formed a human chain here. Artists who worked in the make up team of late chief minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran — an iconic actor of yesteryears — lined up streets holding placards seeking her release.

Prayers seeking her early release are also being held across Tamil Nadu.

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