TAMIL NADU CHIEF MINISTER Ms. JAYALALITHAA PASSES AWAY

Sonia jaya Fri, 16 Dec 2016

TAMIL NADU CHIEF MINISTER Ms. JAYALALITHAA PASSES AWAY

 TAMIL NADU CHIEF MINISTER  Ms. JAYALALITHAA PASSES AWAY
 
New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi expressed shock over the death of a Tamilnadu Chief Minister Ms. J. Jayalalitha and said “I am deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa. 
Selvi Jayalalithaa lived her entire life with the same indomitable courage with which she battled her last illness. As the leader of the AIADMK and as four-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she had a unique and deep empathy with the needs and hopes of the people and put in place policies that immeasurably improved their lives. Whether it was her welfares schemes for the rural and urban poor, her swift relief measures in the aftermath of the tsunami, or her vision for Tamil Nadu’s industrial development, her leadership qualities and administrative abilities were truly outstanding. 
 The Congress Party, my family and I personally, share the grief and pain of the people of Tamil Nadu and her devoted supporters in the AIADMK, who have lost their beloved ‘Amma’. She was a towering figure in our national and political life, who won admiration across the political spectrum for the intrepid spirit with which she faced the ups and downs of her life in politics, for her commitment to the people of her state and her dedication to the honour of India”. 
In a separate message by Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi  said “We lost a great leader today. Women, farmers, fishermen & the marginalized dreamt through her eyes. We will miss Jayalalithaa ji, Amma to millions”. 
 
 Later, Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi alongwith Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha attended the funeral and paid their tributes on behalf of the Congress Party to the departed soul. 
 
Chennai: Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and ‘Amma’ to millions, Ms. J Jayalalithaa died on 5th December, 2016 after undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for the last 75 days.  She was 68.  
 Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to hospital on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration, suffered a cardiac arrest on 4th December, 2016 evening. On Monday (5th December), Jayalalithaa continued to be very critical and was on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and life support systems.  And the end came at 11.30 PM. In a statement issued after midnight on Tuesday, Apollo Hospitals said: “It is with indescribable grief we announce the sad demise of our esteemed honorable chief minister of Tamil Nadu Puratchi Thalavi Amma at 11.30 PM (5.12.2016).
 
 Jayalalitha was born on February 24, 1948, Jayalalithaa entered films when she was 16 years old. Making her debut as lead actress in a Kannada film, she was launched into Tamil films starring as the heroine in MGR’s “Ayirathil Oruvan.” Jayalalithaa and MGR acted together in 28 films, many of them super hits. She acted in more than 140 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and English. 
 
 Her formal entry into politics happened in 1982 when she was inducted into AIADMK by her mentor and former costar MGR. She was given key responsibilities, including in the implementation of the landmark noonmeals scheme that taught her lessons in welfare politics. When MGR fell ill, she campaigned extensively for the party that won the 1984 election. After his death in 1987, she took charge of the party and became Chief Minister in 1991. Since then she had been Chief Minister for three terms, coming back to power for the fourth term in 2016. Her political life was marred by corruption allegations.  She was convicted in four corruption cases and had to step down from chief minister twice but higher courts acquitted her and she was able to come back to power.