Memorabilia: People in Andhra Pradesh buying ‘Amma’ fans, TVs
These people have been enjoying such freebies offered by the DMK and the AIADMK for long. But this time, they are purchasing these items for sentimental value
After the demise of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, people of Ongole in Andhra Pradesh are buying her ‘Amma’ fans, colour TVs, wet grinders etc.
These people have been enjoying such freebies offered by the DMK and the AIADMK for long. But this time, they are purchasing these items for sentimental value.
Amma fans, distributed as freebies by the AIADMK, have made their way in good numbers to roadside makeshift shops, The Hindu reported.
“We knew her [Jayalalithaa] more as an actor — much before she rose in politics to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister,” an elderly woman told The Hindu, as she bought a table fan at a throwaway price of Rs. 700. Many like her buy the fans as mementos.
Small-time traders come with truck loads of such appliances from the neighbouring state every week to sell these to local traders.