The Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL of Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa. The PIL was seeking that Centre must announce Bharat Ratna for late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa. She passed away in December 2016.
This is a disheartening news to the follower of the AIADMK leaders, as they had passed a resolution for it.
The Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa was one of the many resolutions that were passed in the meeting, chaired by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, to honour the late Chief Minister.
The cabinet had also decided to propose to the Centre to install her life-size bronze statue in Parliament complex. It also asked to raise a memorial building for the leader at the MGR Memorial site.
The Cabinet also resolved to rename the memorial as Dr Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Selvi J Jayalalithaa Memorial. It also proposed to unveil a portrait of the leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
The meeting condoled Jayalalithaa’s death. It said that she dedicated her life for the betterment of the people of Tamil Nadu. She also helped the state in taking giant strides in sectors like social welfare, education and growth.
Termed as “unparallelled leader” as she was AIADMK General Secretary for 28 of her 35 years of public service. She was a seven-time MLA and lead the party to many poll victories.
It also said she had donated gold jewelleries she was wearing to the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. It also said that Jayalalithaa grew to be a bright student in school and excelled in arts like music and dance.
She was even lauded by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for her speeches in Rajya Sabha on various issues.
Earlier, Panneerselvam and other Ministers paid floral tributes to Jayalalithaa’s portrait and then held the meeting.