Jayalalithaa strikes an emotional note through whatsapp

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:14 GMT, Dec 16, 2015 |

The audio message of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jeyalalithaa, which was released yesterday evening, goes viral.

Ms. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday struck an emotional note as she sought to assure flood-affected people that “I will be with you at any time, don’t worry”.

In the audio message, issued amid increasing attacks from the Opposition on the handling of the crisis, Jayalalithaa said she was struck with grief at the losses her people had suffered, and that she was taking all measures to mitigate them.

She said she had even forgotten her name, Jayalalithaa, as the people had renamed her ‘Amma’ with utmost affection. “I will stand by you,” she said.