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
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Hindustan Times
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat , talking to Jayaram Jayalalithaa during a meeting in New Delhi on May 5, 2012. (AP File Photo)

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.

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”.

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First Published: Dec 06, 2016 09:21 IST