Rosaiah said Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had deputed a team of officials to Taiwan to hold discussions with companies, including Foxconn, an ancillary firm that was shut following closure of Nokia’s Chennai operations.
The people's verdict has been decisive but what remain uncertain is the state's financial status—it’s economy has seen the steepest rise in debt, about 92 per cent, according to various reports, in the last five years.
With nearly 90 seats in the state assembly, and nearing 100 if ally Congress’s eight are taken into account — actually gave DMK a morale boost after facing a series of electoral setbacks since the 2011 assembly polls.
Apart from her government’s achievements and sops, what helped Jayalalithaa was the multi-cornered fight, especially the presence of the Vijayakanth-led PWF-TMC alliance that appears to have split DMK votes.
Those who persisted in believing that the AIADMK would prevail were the people who live in the villages, the auto drivers and tea makers who have no access to Twitter or Whatsapp or any forms of social media.