Prime miniser Narendra Modi and union home minister Rajnath Singh have assured all support to Tamil Nadu, which is hit hard by Vardah Cyclone.

Modi in Chennai to pay last respects to Jaya

Prime minister Narendra Modi started from New Delhi to Chennai to pay last respects to J Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister, who passed away in Chennai on Monday night.

Meanhwile today, scores of leaders, party workers and general public are paying respects to the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa, which were kept at Rajaji Hall.

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin, DMDK president Vijayakanth, former union minister EVKS Elangovan, CPI(M) state secretary G Ramakrishnan, CPI leader D Pandian, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan and other paid floral tributes.

Congress leader P Chidambaram today expressed grief over the death of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, saying she “brought a hard, uncompromising style” to politics and governance that won
praise and criticism.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has announced today as a holiday for its offices under the Negotiable Instruments Act, as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A Government Order (GO) said the notified public holiday will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards.