As the news of AIADMK Chief and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s demise was announced by Apollo hospital on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted out his condolences and thoughts on the sad event. He said that her “demise has left a huge void in Indian politics” and then went on to talk about her connect with people, women and marginalised sections of society.
“Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa,” he tweeted.
“Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics. Jayalalithaa ji’s connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women & marginalized will always be a source of inspiration,” he said.
Expressing his condolences on the demise, he said, “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief. May the Almighty grant them the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude.”
“I will always cherish the innumerable occasions when I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaa ji. May her soul rest in peace.”