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Bounce In Her Steps

Jayalalitha rises from the ashes

Bounce In Her Steps
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Bounce In Her Steps
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“Aiyyo paavam andha amma (Oh, poor amma),” Azhagiri is said to have reacted to the 40-minute blitzing of him by AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha (in a 100-minute speech) at the Madurai meeting on October 18. But if public reactions were anything to go by, the DMK patriach’s eldest son might want to keep a little sympathy for himself. The rally attracted a sea of humanity despite 16 death threat letters and calls to Jayalalitha, forcing the government to order a CBI inquiry (which is yet to take off). Azhagiri claims her speech was written by a dialogue writer and full of unverified facts. Jayalalitha accused him and his cronies of running a parallel government in Madurai and said he should be in the Guinness book for his poor showing in Parliament and in his ministry. 

The AIADMK chief was indeed in her element. And every jibe, barb and crack she hurled at the DMK was met with cheers in this temple town, a supposed Azhagiri fief. The response was such that the latter must be wondering whether his hold on...

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