20 October, 2020

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Jaya's tirade against Sonia's Italian background warms the cockles of the swadeshi brigade More Coverage

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There was a time when Jayalalitha Jayaram's press conferences in the capital were popular draws. Those were the days when she held the fortunes of the Vajpayee government in her hands. So when media organisations got the Tamil Nadu government's invite last fortnight for a press conference on the sharing of the Cauvery waters, attendance was lukewarm. References to the water dispute were taken without too much excitement. Until, without warning, the dowager asked the press corps if they'd be interested in her views on the foreign origins of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

In a matter of minutes, the scenario altered dramatically at Delhi's Maurya Sheraton hotel. As reporters began to scribble frantically and TV cameras zoomed in, Amma's eloquence would have warmed the cockles of the beleaguered bjp leadership. "Let us not allow India to fall into the clutches of Antonia Maino alias Sonia Gandhi and her rapacious relatives and Italian friends," she thundered. What followed was an avalanche of criticism aimed at the Congress president and her Italian origins. "It will be a sad...
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