This has cleared decks for her return as Chief Minister. Also, the economic growth as well as the relationship between the state and central governments would improve if she took over the mantle, he asserted, adding more projects would also come into the state.

His remarks assume significance as the BJP had been critical of AIADMK and had alleged corruption in governance recently. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some of his senior cabinet colleagues besides BJP state chief Tamilisai Soundararajan had greeted Jayalalithaa on the day of the verdict.

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