CHENNAI: Over 760 cadres of various parties today joined the ruling AIADMK in the presence of party leader Jayalalithaa here.
Over 769 cadres of DMK, Congress, BJP, CPM and other parties, including two former MLAs joined the AIADMK, a party release said.
"As AIADMK General Secretary, I welcome all of you. On whatever hope you joined this party,it will soon become true."
Later, she distributed family welfare assistance upto Rs 65 lakh to beneficiaries.
They included families of 12 deceased AIADMK workers, received Rs one lakh each and 106 persons from the party trade union who received Rs 50,000 each.