Chennai, Dec 11, 2016: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday decided to recommend to the Union government to confer the BharatRatna on late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.
A meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, passed a condolence resolution on Jayalalithaa’s death, and also passed a resolution to recommending to the central government that she be conferred the country’s highest honour.
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The cabinet also decided to request the Union government to install a brass statue of Jayalalithaa in the Parliament’s central hall.
The other decisions taken at the cabinet meeting were to build a memorial for Jayalalithaa at an outlay of Rs 15 crore; rename Bharat Ratnaj Dr MGR (M.G.Ramachandran) memorial to BharatRatna Dr.Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Selvi J.Jayalalithaa memorial. (IANS)