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Mamata remembers Jayalalithaa on her 70th birth anniversary

SNS | New Delhi |

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banrejee on Saturday remembered former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa on her 70th birth anniversary.

The Bengal Chief Minister wrote on Twitter; “Remembering former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary”.

Actor-turned-politician Jayaram Jayalalithaa, who was born in Komalavalli on 24 February 1948, served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016.

On 22 September 2016, Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai for infection and acute dehydration. On 4 December 2016, she was re-admitted to the intensive care unit after suffering a cardiac arrest. The hospital put her on life support and announced her death at 11:30 pm on 5 December 2016.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Chennai on Saturday to attend the launch of the AIADMK government’s ambitious scheme of providing 50 per cent subsidy to working women to buy two-wheelers.

A pet project of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the Amma Two-wheeler Scheme is being launched on her birth anniversary.

According to an official statement, besides Tamil Nadu, the prime minister will also visit Daman, Puducherry and Gujarat in the next two days.

The prime minister will arrive in first visit Daman from where he will travel to Chennai. In Daman, he will launch various development projects and hand over certificates to beneficiaries of various official schemes. He will also address a public meeting.

Actor-turned-politician Jayaram Jayalalithaa, who was born in Komalavalli on 24 February 1948, served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016.

On 22 September 2016, Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai for infection and acute dehydration. On 4 December 2016, she was re-admitted to the intensive care unit after suffering a cardiac arrest. The hospital put her on life support and announced her death at 11:30 pm on 5 December 2016.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Chennai on Saturday to attend the launch of the AIADMK government’s ambitious scheme of providing 50 per cent subsidy to working women to buy two-wheelers.

A pet project of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the Amma Two-wheeler Scheme is being launched on her birth anniversary.

According to an official statement, besides Tamil Nadu, the prime minister will also visit Daman, Puducherry and Gujarat in the next two days.

The prime minister will arrive in first visit Daman from where he will travel to Chennai. In Daman, he will launch various development projects and hand over certificates to beneficiaries of various official schemes. He will also address a public meeting.

(With agency inputs)