Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and other leaders today expressed deep condolence over the demise of six time Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the age 68.
“I am deeply shocked at the passing away of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalithaa. She was a leader of masses, and had made immense contribution to the development and welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu. She enjoyed a huge mandate, and was known for her administrative caliber and political sagacity. She was the iron lady of Tamil Nadu who successfully steered the state on the path of progress and prosperity. He benevolent measures endeared her to one and all. The people of Tamil Nadu affectionately referred her as Amma”, Patnaik said in his message.
“Her death is a great National loss. The people of Odisha stand in solidarity with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief and bereavement. I pray that her soul may rest in peace “, the chief minister said in his message.