Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s demise has seen leaders from all political parties coming forward to share their grief and even share talk about their personal rapport with her.
Ramesh Chennithala, Leader of the Opposition in Kerala Legislative Assembly and a Congress leader, took to Facebook to express his feelings about #Jayalalithaa’s demise.
In the Facebook post, he writes , “When I first came to Parliament in 1989, Jayalalithaa was in Delhi representing AIADMK. From then onwards, we shared a good rapport and friendship. Though she came into politics as one of Tamil Nadu’s most popular heroines, she had a sharp political acumen that helped her to connect with the masses and establish herself as their strong leader. Under Jayalalithaa’s governance, Tamil Nadu’s socio-economic progress had not only improved but it became a reference point for other states on what good governance can do. Her contribution in making Tamil Nadu one of the best states in the country cannot be undermined.”
He further adds, “In her personal life, she had to tackle so many problems but it did not affect her leadership. It is said that leadership is a ”kala” (a form of art). Jayalalithaa was a brilliant artist and not just that, a brilliant administrator who understood her people’s needs and took action on it.”
Referring to Jayalalithaa’s demise, Ramesh Chennithala concluded his Facebook post like this, “Her demise is a huge irreparable loss to India, particularly Tamil Nadu. With folded hands, I pay my last respects to this great leader.”