TNCC today favoured converting “Vedha Nilayam”, the residence of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Poes Garden in Chennai into a memorial for her after the state government acquiring it. The public should also be allowed to see the materials used by Jayalalithaa, TNCC President S Thirunavukkarasu told reporters here. He also condoled the death of 77 persons of grief and shock over J Jayalalithaa’s illness and subsequent death.
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He said that the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs one thousand currencies has caused huge economic crisis in Tamil Nadu.
A Puducherry report said Opposition AIADMK presented a petition to Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today urging the government to install a life size bronze statue of Jayalalithaa in the union territory.
Led by the party’s legislature wing leader A Anbalagan, other members in the delegation were K A U Asanna, Vayyapuri Mankiandan and A Bhaskar.
The petition, a copy of which was later distributed to mediapersons, suggested three sites it named to erect the statue of the ‘unparalleled and able administrator’ —
It also referred to services Jayalalithaa had rendered for socio economic development of the people of Tamil Nadu and pointed out that she had been a role model for all in ameliorating the lot of women, the poor and have-nots.
AIADMK sources said Narayanasamy told the delegation that a cabinet meeting would be convened to take a decision.