Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar to enter politics

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 7:44

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, 42, on Tuesday said she has decided to enter politics to fulfill her aunt's dreams.

"I can't see anyone in the place of Jayalalithaa. It was after talking to AIADMK cadre that I decided to enter politics," Deepa said at a press conference at her home in T Nagar here.

"There are two options -- one to join the AIADMK and the other, to launch a new party. I will take a call on it after talking to my supporters," she said.

Deepa said she would announce her decision on her aunt's birth anniversary, on February 24.