Calling herself a 'dear sister' of the people, the AIADMK supremo said that her thoughts constantly revolved around them.

"I will be with you at any time; don't worry," she said in a party statement. The Opposition parties including DMK had been critical of the ruling AIADMK's handling of the northeast monsoon, particularly training their guns against the government over the discharge of excess water from Chembarambakkam reservoir into Adyar river, claiming it had flooded the city.

They had alleged red-tapism on the issue with DMK knocking the doors of Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah with a plea for a judicial probe into the matter even as others like CPI (M) and PMK have also been demanding an inquiry commission to probe the matter.

The government had on its part denied any wrongdoing with the Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan rejecting 'malicious' the allegations by opposition that officers were awaiting Jayalalithaa's approval for releasing excess water.

Jayalalithaa, who thanked all those who were involved in the flood-relief activities with 'selfless' dedication, cited AIADMK  MLAs and MPs will contribute their one month's salary towards flood relief activities.

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