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Jayalalithaa, leaders greet people on Deepavali

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Let light spread everywhere ending darkness: Jayalalithaa

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday greeted the people on the occasion of Deepavali. "Let light spread everywhere ending darkness," she said in her message.

The Sankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, blessed the people on the eve of the festival. In a message, he said everyone should light up the lamp of wisdom in his heart, wipe out ignorance and emerge as a person without impurities, as advised by Lord Krishna.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president G.K. Vasan said the people in the State should take a pledge to fight against injustice and work for installing a good Government after the coming Assembly elections.

Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary L. Ganesan said the festival marked the victory of righteousness over evil.

The State BJP president, C.P. Radhakrishnan said people should vow to rededicate themselves to the cause of ending terrorism.

The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, said: "May the festival of lights brighten the homes with prosperity and success. Deepavali symbolises the triumph of good over evil and right over wrong."

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