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Confer Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa, CM Panneerselvam urges PM Modi

"Permission for installation of a life-sized statue of the departed leader on the Parliament premises has also been sought," Panneerselvam said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
December 19, 2016 10:07:47 pm
bharat ratna, jayalalithaa, jayalalithaa bharat ratna, bharat ratna for jayalalithaa, tamil nadu, bharat ratna, aiadmk news “I have requested the prime minister to recognise services and welfare policies of Amma and confer her Bharat Ratna,” the CM said after a meeting with Modi.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer Bharat Ratna posthumously on J Jayalalithaa. “I have requested the prime minister to recognise services and welfare policies of Amma and confer her Bharat Ratna,” he said after a meeting with Modi.

Accompanied by state Chief Secretary Rama Mohana Rao, advisor Sheela Balakrishnan and Deputy Lok Sabha Speaker M Thambidurai, he also put forth a request for setting up a state-sponsored statue of Jayalalithaa in Parliament complex.

“Permission for installation of a life-sized statue of the departed leader on the Parliament premises has also been sought,” Panneerselvam said.

At its first meeting on December 10 after Jaya’s death, the Tamil Nadu Cabinet had decided to recommend her name for Bharat Ratna and to propose to the Centre to install her life-size bronze statue in Parliament complex.

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Jayalalithaa died on December 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

(With inputs from PTI)

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