Jayalalithaa's niece likely to announce new party today
January 17, 2017  11:54
Former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar (42) is likely to launch her own party today. "I will begin the work left by the late M G Ramachandran from tomorrow (Tuesday)," she said in a statement.

Jayalalithaa's niece bears a striking resemblance to her aunt and has used the resemblance to her benefit. Posters across Chennai show her dressed in a sari similar to the ones worn by her late aunt. Even the way she has draped her sari is similar to Jayalalithaa.

Deepa had on January 7 said that she would launch a party on her own "on the request from true fans of MGR and Jayalalithaa". She has claimed to be the recipient of MGR and Jayalalithaa's legacy and is expected to pay tributes to both the AIADMK leaders and hold a press conference and meet her supporters at 4 pm today.

Image: A poster of Deepa Jayakumar shows a marked resemblance to Jayalalithaa
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