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Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 12:36
Chennai floods: India anger over Jayalalitha stickers on aid
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Controversy has erupted over the distribution of aid in the flood-hit south Indian city of Chennai (Madras).

Relief workers allege that they are being forced to paste stickers of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha on aid coming into the city.

The allegations have caused widespread anger in the city which was largely submerged by the floodwaters.

Ms Jayalalitha's party, the AIADMK, has denied the reports and promised action against "errant" party workers.

At least 280 people have died in floods in the state since last month and a massive relief operation is continuing to get food and medicines to tens of thousands of people. Many residents are still living in shelters.

A social media post about how volunteers were being forced to add stickers of Ms Jayalalitha, known as "Amma" or mother in the state, went viral over the weekend.

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