Bharat Ratna to Jayalalithaa: O Panneerselvam, the successor of J Jayalalithaa and current Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to hand over a letter that would request the government to bestow the Bharat Ratna on former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and to install a bronze statue in the Parliament complex.
This could be said as another tactic from the ruling AIADNK to utilise the sympathy factor among the people of the Tamil Nadu but for a good cause. As Jayalalithaa was the most popular Cheif Minister of the state after MGR. So this could be a good chance to utilise the people’s emotions for the political gains.
Delhi: TN CM O.Panneerselvam arrives in Delhi, will meet PM Narendra Modi later today pic.twitter.com/SelTEVS730
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The decision to request centre for Bharat Ratna to Jayalalithaa was passed in the State cabinet meeting.
The Tamil Nadu Cabinet had on December 10 decided to recommend Jayalalithaa’s name for India’s highest civilian honour. In its first meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam after Jayalalithaa’s demise, the Cabinet also decided to recommend to the Centre installation of her life-size bronze statue in the Parliament complex.
J Jayalalithaa had passed away on December 5 and the entire state of Tamil Nadu is still mourning over the demise of its beloved CM. According to a data issued by AIADMK, over 170 people had died of the shock over the news of the demise of Jayalalithaa. So, this was thJayalalithaaaa for Tamil Nadu.
The Compensation for the state post the Cyclone Vardah will also be on the agenda of Panneerselvam in meeting with PM.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will also relay the details of the damages caused by the Cyclone Vardah in the state. Cyclone Vardah hit several parts of Tamil Nadu earlier on December 12. The storm uprooted trees, overturned cars and did extensive damage to buildings as it tore across Chennai.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), at least 10 people have died. Prior to the storm’s landing, Chennai already was pounded with heavy rain and winds.