“With this victory, AIADMK will become a massive power deciding the future of India," she said.

In her message to the party men ahead of AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran’s birth anniversary on January 17, she also took a dig at arch rival, DMK president M Karunanidhi, saying Tamil Nadu had not benefited much despite his party's participation in most Union Cabinets in the last 17 years.

"The Indian republic would have been made stronger only if states were strengthened. A change of guard is required at the Centre for this; one that benefits Tamil Nadu and its people. Wrong economic policies being followed for 20 years should be changed and a new government that is compassionate in its approach towards people should come," she said.

She said the state, which had been perennially ignored for long by the Centre, should get justice.

Urging her party men to work towards winning all the 40 seats, 39 in the state and one in Puduchery, she said that will be the best tribute to the party founder Ramachandran, fondly addressed as MGR.


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