TN CM to inaugurate Jayalalithaa’s memorial 27 January

Chennai: The phoenix-themed memorial to ex-AIADMK supremo and former Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, which was under construction over the last few years, is all set to be inaugurated on 27 January, the state government said.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami would inaugurate the memorial, an official release said here.

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam would preside while state assembly speaker P Dhanapal, ministers, Parliamentarians and party MLAs and other officials would take part in the event.

Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in May 2018 had jointly laid the foundation stone for the memorial adjacent to the memorial of party founder and former chief minister M G Ramachandran located on the Marina Beach.

The government had earmarked Rs 50 crore for constructing the phoenix-themed memorial abutting the spot where Jayalalithaa was laid to rest following her demise on 5 December, 2016.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister who was in Delhi for a two-day visit, confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah had accepted his invitation to visit Tamilnadu and inaugurate various projects and lay foundation stone for new ones.


NT Bureau