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.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: December 6, 2016 7:25 pm
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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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    Raja
    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:39 am
    can't believe all these people wasting their time,energy on an old dying woman!!
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      Avi
      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.
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        Fked.up
        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.
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          Maharaja gowda
          Dec 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm
          Finally she died... Waste
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            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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              PPrasad78
              Dec 5, 2016 at 8:47 am
              It is time for the Doctors and Nurses looking after her, to take off !lt;br/gt;If Amma breathes her last the crazy mobs will blame them and come after their blood !
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                Vedic_Citizen
                Dec 5, 2016 at 5:03 am
                Modi should visit with a team of best cardiologists
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                  Tax payer
                  Dec 5, 2016 at 2:19 am
                  The joke doing rounds is, she heard the news on De-Monetization and realized after all all the money she amed is now equal to Toilet paper and had a STROKE. Jaya and Karunanidhi, the freebie leaders, who gave cell phones, fans, mopeds free for votes and made poor, very lazy and enlement mindset. Good riddance---True Acchedin coming.
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                    author
                    Dec 5, 2016 at 10:41 pm
                    Amma gone after 68 years visit to planet earth. Came empty handed will leave empty handed to the angels in heaven for much deserved rest. Was exploited all her life. Sad life for a human being. RIP.
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                      author
                      Dec 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm
                      Even now the media shamelessly exploiting her for their cheap TRP's. Shameless.
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                        Avinash
                        Dec 5, 2016 at 1:52 am
                        India will become a great country - when the same crowd will emble to demand better public education and health facilities for themselves.
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                          ban idiots
                          Dec 5, 2016 at 6:46 am
                          Go home you silly freaky miserable s. Go home and take care of your own mother and father, brothers and sisters. instead of some politician who has 30 kg gold and 800 kg silver in a farmhouse.
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                            ban idiots
                            Dec 5, 2016 at 6:52 am
                            I wish her well but confiscate all her money ets and farm house 30 kg gold 800kg sivler etc. and distribute to poor and needy of india.
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                              ban idiots
                              Dec 5, 2016 at 6:51 am
                              NO given an opportunity I will flog the corrupt on the streets confiscate all their wealth and distribute it to poor and needy.
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                                ban idiots
                                Dec 5, 2016 at 6:49 am
                                yes and if necessary modiji shoud do the caridiac byp surgery of amma. Dont you know her dipropotional money and ets case. I wish her recovery but what about corruption.
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                                  ban idiots
                                  Dec 5, 2016 at 6:48 am
                                  yes she is very good and helpful to few of the millions of poor. Also she has 30kg gold and 800 kg siler in her farmhouse.
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                                    Balasubramanya
                                    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:17 am
                                    How can these type of drama could be scripted in democratic country like India? What is the need of keeping so much secrecy in one's health?
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                                      Balasubramanya
                                      Dec 5, 2016 at 3:42 am
                                      This type of chaos will bound to happen in one man army. In a hero worship based politics there are no second,third rings if something goes wrong. There will be huge vacuum in TN politics.
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                                        Champa Bai
                                        Dec 5, 2016 at 6:42 am
                                        I pray for her speedy recovery........we have the best team of doctors attending to her now
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                                          Darshan Narayana
                                          Dec 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm
                                          Very Good Human being "AMMA". Biggest misery to TN people. Let Amma's soul rest in peace, and also condolences to entire Tamil Nadu people.
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                                            Citizen
                                            Dec 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm
                                            chaiwalla has nothing except his billionaire proxy friends...
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