Telugu Politics

Special Focus: Politics around Jayalalitha’s last rites

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and  AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa at a mass marriage of party functionaries including that of Ministers' children in Chennai on Wednesday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_10_2016_000079a)
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa at a mass marriage of party functionaries including that of Ministers’ children in Chennai on Wednesday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar(PTI2_10_2016_000079a)

Several big shots all over the nation attended the last rites of Jayalalitha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, CMs of most of the South Indian states and many more politicians attended the funeral. As per few political analysts, most of these politicians came to the funeral to strengthen their party in Tamil Nadu.

After Jayalalitha’s demise, AIADMK turned weak and if this party gets supported by another good party, we can expect people to vote for that combination in the next elections. Jayalalitha’s sentiment will help the alliance to win the throne next time. This is stated to be one of the main reasons why BJP and Congress leaders were seen more in number beside Jayalalitha’s body.

While DMK leaders too mentioned their condolence messages, BJP and Congress leaders took the responsibility of supporting AIADMK politicians on the loss of their leader. For sure, AIADMK should go for a tie-up to look strong and we have to wait for some more time to know which party will AIADMK will pick to move ahead.