Jayalalithaa birth anniversary: E Palaniswamy, O Panneerselvam unveil former Tamil Nadu CM's statue at AIADMK office

Chennai: A life-size statue of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was unveiled and the ruling AIADMK's official Tamil daily launched today at the party headquarters here on her 70th birth anniversary, which was celebrated by party cadre across Tamil Nadu.

File image of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. PTI

File image of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. PTI

Chief Minister K Palaniswamy and his deputy O Panneerselvam, who are also AIADMK coordinators, unveiled the bronze statue of the late leader at the party headquarters in Chennai.

They also launched the party's official Tamil daily 'Namadhu Puratchi Thalaivi Amma,' (Our Revolutionary Leader Amma) on the occasion.

'Dr Namadhu MGR,' which was founded by Jayalalithaa and previously was the official Tamil daily of the AIADMK, is now aligned towards sidelined leader TT V Dhinakaran and VK Sasikala, who is in jail.

A festive mood was palpable at the party headquarters on the occasion of Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, the first such event after Palaniswamy and Panneerselvam came together, easing out Sasikala and her kin Dhinakaran from the party last year.

The statue of Jayalalithaa, with a rose garland and the party's two-leaves symbol in her right hand, was unveiled near the one of AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, which was also decorated.

As the statue was unveiled, firecrackers were burst and sweets distributed among party cadre who raised slogans hailing Jayalalithaa. Several events, including community feasts and distribution of aid to the needy, were held by party functionaries and cadre across the state.

Similar events were also held by rival leader Dhinakaran.

At Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli district, gold rings were presented to babies born on Saturday at a government hospital.

Updated Date: Feb 24, 2018 18:34 PM

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