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AIADMK declines to comment on whether Amma left behind a will

On being asked if Jayalalithaa had left behind a will, party spokesperson C Ponnaiyan told reporters, “There is no answer to this question.”

india Updated: Dec 10, 2016 16:29 IST
Supporters of Jayalalithaa light candles in tribute.
Supporters of Jayalalithaa light candles in tribute. (AFP file)

The AIADMK on Saturday said it had no answer to whether its deceased party supremo Jayalalithaa had left behind a will for her properties worth about Rs 113.72 crore.

On being asked if Jayalalithaa had left behind a will, party spokesperson C Ponnaiyan told reporters, “There is no answer to this question.”

He declined to say anything further.

The election affidavit filed by Jayalalithaa in April this year had mentioned several assets, including her swanky Poes Garden residence here.

The assets were valued at Rs 113.72 crore, including movable assets of Rs 41.63 crore and immovable assets of Rs 72.09 crore.

Asked if Poes Garden would be converted into a memorial, Ponnaiyan said it would be decided by the party high command as well as the general and executive committees.

Meanwhile, chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other Cabinet members paid floral tributes at Jayalalithaa’s burial site in the MGR Memorial Complex on Marina beach on Saturday.

Veteran CPI leader Nallakannu and CPI State Secretary R Mutharasan called on Sasikala at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence.

Read: Senior AIADMK leaders urge Sasikala to take charge of party

Later speaking to reporters, Nallakannu and Mutharasan paid tributes to their deceased leader by showering flower petals on Jayalalithaa’s portrait at her residence.