Chennai, Dec 24:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy, Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam and other AIADMK ministers, leaders and MLAs paid floral homage to former TN CM M.G. Ramachandran on his 31st death anniversary.
Led by Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswmai and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and party presidium chairman Madhusoodanan and thousands of partymen including MLAs, MPs placed wreaths at MGR samadhi, Marina today.On the occasion, an oath taking ceremony was held, in which AIADMK members vowed to keep the winning steak of the party by taking to the people the various achievements by the AIADMK-led government accomplished with the vision of Jayalalithaa and being carried forward by the incumbent ministry.
Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam read the oath and ,party members repeated the oath.
“We promise to follow footsteps of Jayalalithaa, and render service by sticking to the party principles and by acting with discipline and dignity,” they vowed. The AIADMK members vowed to break the hurdles posed by political opponents and expose their evil designs and false propaganda.
“We promise to stand behind Amma, and render service by sticking to the party principles and by acting with discipline and dignity,” they vowed.
M.G. Ramachandran, fondly known as MGR, was a charismatic actor who later entered the political arena tasting much success, remaining as Chief Minister till his death in 1987. He founded AIADMK in 1972 following expulsion from DMK in the wake of differences with party chief. The leader was remembered on this day all over the State with party workers garlanding his statues and portraits.
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai, Ministers including Dindigul Srinivasan, K.A Senkottaiyan,Sellur D. Jayakumar, Raju, O.S. Manian, P. Thangamani, S.P. Velumani, Tamil Nadu Assembly deputy speaker Pollachi Jayaraman, senior leaders C. Ponnaiyan, participated in paying the homage along with the care.
AIADMK headquarters office- bearers, Ministers, party MPs and MLAs, Puratchithalaiar MGR Mandram, Jayalalithaa Peravai, MGR youth wing, Women’s wing, Students wing, Anna labour union, Advocates wing, Minority welfare wing, Farmers wing, fishermen wing, medical wing, literature wing, Unorganised sector wing, youth pasarai and other organisations of the party all over the State paid homage to MGR.