Nation bids adieu to J Jayalalithaa

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Union Ministers, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and various other top leaders condoled Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s demise and paid glowing tributes to her.

Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday night at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for 75 days.

PM NARENDRA MODI:

“Deeply saddened at the passing away of Jayalalithaa; her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted soon after the news of her death broke.

“I will always cherish the innumerable occasions when I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaa ji. May her soul rest in peace,” he said.

PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE:

Expressing grief at the passing away of the stalwart of Tamil Nadu politics, President Pranab Mukherjee said, “Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Ms. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.”

VICE PRESIDENT HAMID ANSARI:

Vice President Hamid Ansari also condoled her death, saying Jayalalithaa’s demise is an “irreparable loss to the people of India”.

“An eminent public figure, a charismatic personality, she had immense influence over the political developments in Tamil Nadu as well as the national level.

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“As Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, her contributions towards the economic development of the state and social welfare of the poorer segments will be long remembered and cherished. Her death is an irreparable loss to the people of India,” Ansari said.

SONIA GANDHI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while condoling Jayalalithaa’s death, said, “I am deeply grieved to learn the passing of Selvi J Jayalalithaa.

“Selvi Jayalalithaa lived her entire life with the same indomitable courage with which she battled her illness. As the leader of AIADMK and four-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she had a unique and deep empathy with the needs and hopes of the people, and put in place policies that immeasurably improved their lives.

“Whether it was her welfare schemes for the rural and urban poor, her swift relief measures in the aftermath of tsunami, or her vision of Tamil Nadu’s industrial development, her leadership qualities and administratively abilities were truly outstanding,” Sonia said.

Sonia hailed her as a “towering figure in our national and political life, who won admiration across the political spectrum for the intrepid spirit with which she faced the ups and downs of her life in politics.”

RAHUL GANDHI:

In his tweet, condoling Jayalalithaa’s demise, Rahul Gandhi said, “We lost a great leader today. Women, farmers, fishermen and the marginalised dreamt through her eyes. We will miss Jayalalithaa ji, Amma to millions.

HOME MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also expressed sadness at the passing away of -Jayalalithaa, saying, “She was a powerful voice for the weaker sections of the society.”

“She always worked for the benefit of the poor and needy. She has left an indelible mark in Tamil Nadu politics with her enduring legacy. Selvi Jayalalithaa was one of the most iconic political figures of India who had an enormous impact on the people of Tamil Nadu,” Singh said.

“I pay my heartfelt tributes to the departed soul. I also appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to remain calm in this hour of grief,” he said.

MAMATA BANERJEE: 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also condoled the passing away of Jayalalithaa.

“A popular, bold, efficient, people-friendly charismatic leader Amma, always at the heart of people. Big loss, I am shocked, saddened,” Banerjee said in a tweet.

“I humbly urge the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK to face this big loss with courage and greatness. May she rest in peace,” the Trinamool Congress supremo said.

UNION MINISTER SMRITI IRANI: 

Expressing grief, Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani tweeted

PUDUCHERRY CM V NARAYANASAMY:

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy also expressed grief at her death.

“Jayalalithaa has done a lot of good work for the development of Tamil Nadu and for the welfare of the people. I mourn her death personally and also on behalf of the people of the union territory,” he said.

DELHI CM ARVIND KEJRIWAL:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a tweet, said, “Very sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam aadmi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace.”

BJP PRESIDENT AMIT SHAH:

Condoling her death, BJP President Amit Shah said, “Saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa ji. I extend my deepest condolences to her party and followers in this hour of grief.

BIHAR CM NITISH KUMAR:

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar condoles the demise of J Jayalalithaa. He tweeted:

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