Jayalalithaa's death: Mamata Banerjee skips Amma's funeral, deputes two Trinamool MPs

The West Bengal announced on Twitter that she won't be able to attend J Jayalalithaa's funeral.

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016, 14:09 PM IST
Jayalalithaa's death: Mamata Banerjee skips Amma's funeral, deputes two Trinamool MPs

Chennai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced on Twitter that she won't be able to attend the funeral of J Jayalalithaa and that  Trinamool Congress MPs Derek O'Brien and Kalyan Banerjee would visit Chennai on her behalf. 

"Just got details about funeral timings of dear Amma Jayalalitha. Was very eager to be present but flight availability timings from Kolkata not making it possible," she tweeted.

"Sending our 2 MPs -- Derek and Kalyan from Delhi on my behalf. RIP," Banerjee said.

J Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died yesterday at Chennai's Apollo Hospital after battling for life for three months.