When Tamil Nadu minister made Siachen martyr's mother fold hands in front of Jayalalithaa's photo

In an attempt to score political mileage, an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) minister displayed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's photo against the coffin of a Siachen martyr.

Updated: Feb 17, 2016, 13:23 PM IST
When Tamil Nadu minister made Siachen martyr's mother fold hands in front of Jayalalithaa's photo

Chennai: In an attempt to score political mileage, an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) minister displayed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's photo against the coffin of a Siachen martyr.

The Tamil Nadu government had announced to give Rs 10 lakh each to the families of four Army jawans from the state killed in the avalanche in Siachen.

At the funeral of Sepoy G Ganesan from Madurai on Tuesday morning, Tamil Nadu Cooperatives Minister Sellur K Raju arrived to hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the deceased. 

In order to ensure that the family of the Siachen martyr knows who sent the cheque, Raju produced a picture of the Chief Minister and held it against the coffin, reports NDTV. 

`He then gestured to the soldier's weeping mother to take a look at the person who had granted the money. The shattered mother folded her hands in gratitude, ` reports the news channel.

 

 

 

The state goes to polls later this year.