Tuesday, December 6, 2016
AIADMK supremo Miss J. Jayalalithaa bids adieu
Miss J. Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who breathed her last at 11.30 pm on Monday night, 5th December 2016, at Apollo Hospitals at the age of 68 was undoubtedly a darling of the masses. She was affectionately called Amma by one and all. Her passing away is a great loss to the country particularly to Tamil Nadu. She was a revolutionary woman leader – Puratchi Thalaivi – in the real sense. She was in the hospital for 75 days getting best possible treatment from Indian and overseas doctors. But her fate decided otherwise.
Her body has been brought and kept at Rajaji Hall in Chennai to enable people to pay their last respects to the departed soul. Her funeral is to take place on the Marina Beach near the MGR Samadhi.
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has rightly described her as “a source of inspiration” because of her connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women and marginalised people” after expressing his deep sadness over her demise. He has also said her passing away has left “a huge void in Indian politics”. The President and Vice President of India and many other national and state political leaders have paid rich tributes to her.
Mr. O. Panneerselvam has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Mr. Vidyasagar Rao in a brief ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.
Miss J. Jayalalithaa was one of the best leaders and administrators of the country, the likes of whom are rare. Her perfect strategies and manoeuvres kept her party leaders united. She was a highly successful, very bold and powerful party supremo. She enjoyed unimaginable public support because of her people friendly schemes. She got what she desired and achieved what she wanted in her life with determination and belief in God. She can be compared with only herself. She is no more now.