Following the announcement of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s residence being converted into a memorial, Jayalalithaa’s nephew Deepak Jayakumar was upset that the state had not taken his consent but now, he has alleged that BJP is behind this.
Deepak Jayakumar told The New Indian Express that making his aunt’s residence a memorial was the wish of top brass of the BJP and it is being executed by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister used this as a ploy for merger of the two factions, he claimed.
He added that he and his sister are waiting for the government’s response to the letters they wrote to the CM Edappadi Palaniswami, Chief Secretary and others.
Deepak questioned the government if the public was really interested in converting the residence into a memorial and if a memorial is being made, he said that compensation needs to be paid from the party funds and not from the government exchequer.
He also made allegations that VK Sasikala and her family were threatening them against entering Jayalalithaa’s residence in Poes Garden.
On the other hand, Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar has sent a legal notice to the state government asking the CM to restrict government officials from visiting, altering or putting up any new structure.
She has also informed them not to issue any press releases related to the properties of Jayalalithaa.
She claimed in the notice that she and her brother are the legal heirs of the property.
Last week, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced that the state government would convert late CM Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence into a memorial.
Later, revenue officials had visited ‘Veda Nilayam’ and said that the main reason for the visit was to identify the boundaries proposed to be taken in line with the government proposal.