Tamil Nadu cabinet meeting: Resolution passed to build ‘Jayalalithaa memorial’ at cost of Rs 15 cr

By: | Updated: December 10, 2016 8:28 PM

In the first ever cabinet meeting chaired by the newly appointed Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam, who assumed office following the demise of J. Jayalalithaa, passed a resolution which proposed Jayalalithaa memorial to be build at a cost of Rs 15 crore.

Chennai Cabinet Meeting, O. Panneerselvam, Chennai CM, MGR memorial, Bharat Ratna Dr. MGR, Jayalalithaa memorial, Jayalalithaa bronze statue in ParliamentO. Panneerselvam, who assumed office following the demise of J. Jayalalithaa, passed a resolution which proposed Jayalalithaa memorial to be build at a cost of Rs 15 crore. (Source: AIADMK/ Twitter)

In the first ever cabinet meeting chaired by the newly appointed Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam, who assumed office following the demise of J. Jayalalithaa, passed a resolution which proposed Jayalalithaa memorial to be build at a cost of Rs 15 crore. Tamil Nadu cabinet has also moved resolution to recommend Bharat Ratna for Late Jayalalithaa.

MGR memorial will be renamed to ‘Bharat Ratna Dr.MGR and Jayalalithaa’ memorial. As per media reports, the cabinet will also the Central government to install a bronze statue inside Parliament campus. Prior to the start of the meeting, everyone visited her burial site next to the MGR Memorial at Marina Beach and paid their gratitude to the late AIADMK leader.

The meeting started at around 11.30 am. Almost simultaneously, a picture of ministers paying homage to Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence started doing the rounds on social media. As per party officials, other senior ministers and party leaders were also present in the meeting, indicating the significance of Sasikala in the AIADMK, although she does not hold any party post, reported Zee News.

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Commenting on the development, Dravidian leader C Ponnaiyan today said that the party would have a new general secretary soon in place with a decision that would be unanimous. The General Secretary’s post was earlier occupied by Late Jayalalithaa. The Cabinet meeting comes in the wake of the various accusations of main opposition DMK, in the past, that for more than two months the government was ‘non-functional’.

PMK, on December 7, had said that the government administration which was in a ‘limbo’ in recent past should ‘start functioning now’ with Panneerselvam in the driving seat.

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