CHENNAI: Over 700 office-bearers, councillors and leaders of many local bodies belonging almost all political parties joined the AIADMK on Wednesday in the presence of party chief and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, at the party headquarters here.
In all, 769 politicos from various parties, such as the DMK, DMDK, Congress, VCK, CPI, CPM, BJP and PMK, IJK, Kongunadu Munnetra Kazhagam and Kongu Peravai, joined the AIADMK. In her welcome address, Jayalalithaa asked all of them to support her efforts to make Tamil Nadu the numero uno State in the country and wished them a bright future.
She also presented the party membership card to them. To mark May day, the AIADMK chief distributed assistance to the tune of `65 lakh to the families of 106 members of Anna Tholil Sanga Peravai and families of 12 office-bearers of the party who were killed in accidents and murdered by political opponents. hile 106 workers of the Peravai received `50,000 each, the 12 families got `1 lakh each from Jayalalithaa.