PM Modi flying to Chennai to pay homage to Jayalalithaa
Prime Minister tweeted his condolences at the passing away of the popular Tamil Nadu chief minister.india Updated: Dec 06, 2016 09:31 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai to pay floral tributes to late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa who passed awayon Monday night after a 75-day battle for life at Apollo Hospital.
He will place a wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, said he was “deeply saddened” at the passing away of Jayalalithaa and her demise has left a “huge void in Indian politics.”
He recalled her ability to connect with people and the welfare programmes she carried out.
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
I will always cherish the innumerable occasions when I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaa ji. May her soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
Prime Minister also extended his prayers for the people of Tamil Nadu who immensely revered Jayalalithaa, hailed her as a motherly figure and fondly addressing her “Amma”.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
May the Almighty grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
First Published: Dec 06, 2016 09:21 IST