Tamil Nadu Congress urges for converting Jayalalithaa's house into memorial

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee today favoured converting Vedha Nilayam, the residence of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Poes Garden in Chennai into a memorial for her.
Congress, Jayalalithaa, memorial, Poes Garden Source: PTI
India TV Politics Desk Erode December 08, 2016 16:38 IST

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee 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. 

Talking to reporters here, TNCC President S Thirunavukkarasu said the public should also be allowed to see the materials used by Jayalalithaa.

He also condoled the death of 77 persons of grief and shock over J Jayalalithaa's illness and subsequent death. 

Meanwhile, in neighbouring Puducherry, 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.

(With PTI inputs) 

 
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