Jayalalithaa passes away: I lost my own sister, says Venkaiah Naidu

I always admired her courage, conviction, dynamism, wisdom -- bold administration: M Venkaiah Naidu

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: December 6, 2016 11:40 am
Chennai: Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, M. Venkaiah Naidu arrives Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted, in Chennai on Monday. PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI12_5_2016_000236B) Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, M. Venkaiah Naidu arrives Apollo Hospital, in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar)

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu condoled AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha’s death, saying she lived for Tamil Nadu and will continue to live in the hearts of the state’s people forever.

“Felt very sad about the demise of Madam Selvi Jayalalitha CM of Tamil Nadu — had hopes till last movement that she will survive — doctors had made every possible attempt,” Naidu said after her demise.

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“Knowing her serious condition rushed to Chennai from Parliament. Even at 7 PM after discussing with Dr Reddy had some hope,” the Urban Development Minister said. She was a really revolutionary leader ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’ — unparalleled, he said.

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“I always admired her courage, conviction, dynamism, wisdom — bold administration,” Naidu said.

“She used to be very affectionate towards me. She shared her last public function inauguration of Chennai metro line with me,” he said.

“I am so sad and felt that I lost my own sister. Pray to almighty to rest her soul in peace, my condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK cadre. She lived for Tamil Nadu. She will continue to live in the hearts of Tamil Nadu people forever,” he added.

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