Two months after leaving the DMDK, Panruti S Ramachandran, a close associate of the late chief minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran, returned to his parent party on Thursday and joined as a primary member.
He called on AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at her residence and received the membership card from her. Along with him, his wife Shanthi and son R Sampathkumar also joined the AIADMK.
Talking to Express, Ramachandran said it was a homecoming for him and added that he would work for the AIADMK front, winning all the 40 seats in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections to ensure prosperity to the posterity.
“When the Chief Minister presented the Anna award to me on January 26, I requested her to admit me in the AIADMK and now I am back in the parent party,” he added.
Observing that the ensuing Lok Sabha elections would play a crucial role in Indian history and might even become a turning point, he said the future of Tamil Nadu could be protected only by the AIADMK front.
Elaborating, he said “Hitherto, the Congress party was all powerful and ran the affairs of the administration at the Centre. Now there is uncertainty over this. On one side, the BJP wants to make it. On the other, regional parties are likely to take a longer slice of the LS seats in the ensuing elections. So, this uncertainty will transform the nature of the Indian polity. I see a transitional phase in the Indian Constitutional system and it is of critical importance.”
Ramachandran said it was the duty of the people of the State to stand together at this crucial hour and see to it that the AIADMK combine captured all 40 seats.