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Jayalalithaa laid to rest with full state honours

Senior AIADMK MLA O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the new chief minister of the state by Governor Vidyasagar Rao at an event in Raj Bhawan.

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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa was laid to rest with full state honours on Tuesday at Marina Beach, Chennai. She was buried next to her mentor MG Ramachandaran. The AIADMK supremo passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Senior AIADMK MLA O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the new chief minister of the state by Governor Vidyasagar Rao at an event in Raj Bhawan. The government has declared seven days of mourning, with education institutions set to be closed for three days.

Jayalalithaa Funeral

Earlier, on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was briefed on Jayalithaa’s condition as Apollo Hospitals denied reports of her death. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, who visited the hospital to enquire about her health, briefed the Prime Minister. He, however, did not speak to the media.

In the evening, Apollo Hospitals released a statement saying a “large team” of doctors from AIIMS and Apollo are continuing to provide Jayalithaa with “life-saving measures”.  They rubbished media reports, saying they were “totally baseless and false”.  At the AIADMK headquarters in Royapettah, despite no official confirmation of her death, the party’s flag was seen flying at half-mast but was hoisted once again after Apollo Hospitals issued a denial of the former chief minister’s death.

A huge police contingent descended in the capital city to prevent any untoward incident. Supporters clashed with police outside Poes Garden as security personnel struggled to restore calm.


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  1. R
    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:39 am
    can't believe all these people wasting their time,energy on an old dying woman!!
    1. A
      Dec 5, 2016 at 5:14 am
      Such a huge following with love and affection. I'm sure she must have been extraordinarily good with all of them and helpful. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;May the wishes of her well wishers come true.
      1. F
        Dec 5, 2016 at 5:46 am
        It is said Rajnath Singh has despatched a team of IB agents and IB consultants(retired douche bags from IB) to negotiate with Sasikala on alliance with BJP. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All brahmins in TN have been secretly informed about that and have been asked to get their brains thoroughly cleaned for fresh inputs to follow.
        1. M
          Maharaja gowda
          Dec 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm
          Finally she died... Waste
          1. M
            Dec 5, 2016 at 9:27 am
            You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not enled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.,----GITA: chapter 2: verse 47:
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