New Delhi, Dec 6, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai on Tuesday to pay his last respect to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away on Monday night after suffering a cardiac arrest at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
Modi will leave for Chennai at 9.30 a.m. He will visit Rajaji Hall and lay the wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa, sources said.
Condoling her death, Modi in a tweet said:
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highway P. Radhakrishnan will represent the central government at the charismatic AIADMK leader’s funeral.
Jayalalithaa died at 11.30 P.M. on Monday, a day after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was 68. She was admitted in hospital since September 22.