About 12,000 functionaries of other parties including those from DMK joined AIADMK in the presence of party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai.
A total of 11,967 persons from opposition parties like DMK, DMDK and TMC enrolled themselves to the primary membership of AIADMK in the presence of Jayalalithaa at a function in Chennai.
Welcoming the functionaries into her party's fold, Jayalalalithaa said their faith in AIADMK "will never go waste," and that they had a good future in it.
She said AIADMK was a political movement with "true democracy," and that her party strives to ensure the all-round development of the state.
"You have joined AIADMK realising this. You will be helpful in my endeavour in making Tamil Nadu numero uno," she told the newcomers.