Hours after the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa passed away at Apollo Hospital; a petition has been filed demanding that the residence of Amma’s Poes Garden” should be converted into a memorial. Shanmugan K initiated petition at Change.org requesting the state government to take the essential steps to make her residence as a memorial so that her supporters can visit the place to relish her memories.
Hope "Veda Nilayam", Jaya's house in Poes Garden, which she was so fond of, becomes a memorial housing souvenirs of her iconic & great life
— Malini Parthasarathy (@MaliniP) December 6, 2016
Petition with 13000 signature of support addressed CM OPS
The petition has received more than 13,000 signatures of support. The petition addressed to Chief Minister of the State O Pannerselvam that ‘Veda Nilayam is impetuous place in the history of the state and must be preserved.
Many prominent people have stepped out in support to turn Amma’s Poes Garden into a memorial including the former editor of The Hindu Malini Parthasarathy. “It will be fitting if TN Govt makes Poes Garden a JJ memorial home like it has done for Arignar Anna and Kamaraj,” Sumanth Raman said.
It will be fitting if TN Govt makes Poes Garden a JJ memorial home like it has done for Arignar Anna and Kamaraj.
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) December 6, 2016
Petitioner requests government to take immediate action
Jayalalithaa did not leave any will stating who will be the legal heir of Amma’s Poes Garden Property; there have been rumors that her close supporter Sasikalla Natrajan may try to take over her property.
The petitioner has urged for immediate action on turning Poes Garden into memorial further Pointing out to what happened to the house of Jayalalithaa’s political mentor MGR.
MGR house of Ramapuram situated in Chennai was caught up in to legal battles after he passed away. Recent, the Madras High Court appointed a judge as an administrator of the house.
The petition ends by mentioning, The petition concludes by mentioning, “There is no harm in paying the necessary price and take over the said property and its artifacts.” Jayalalithaa and her mother Sandhya had purchased the Poes Garden property in the year 1967 for Rs 1.32 lakh. The bungalow is spread across 24,000 sqft and is worth Rs 90 crore