Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam arrives in Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will meet PM Narendra Modi on Monday to with a demand to bestow the Bharat Ratna on former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam arrived in the national capital on Monday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which he will hand over a letter requesting the Centre to bestow the 'Bharat Ratna' on former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and to install a bronze statue in the Parliament complex.
The Tamil Nadu Cabinet had on December 10 decided to recommend Jayalalithaa`s name for India`s highest civilian honour.
In its first meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam after Jayalalithaa`s demise, the Cabinet also decided to recommend to the Centre installation of her life-size bronze statue in the Parliament complex.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will also relay the details of the damages caused by the Cyclone Vardah in the state.
Cyclone Vardah hit several parts of Tamil Nadu earlier on December 12.The storm uprooted trees, overturned cars and did extensive damage to buildings as it tore across Chennai.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at least 10 people have died.
Prior to the storm`s landing, Chennai already was pounded with heavy rain and winds.
with ANI inputs