Jayalalithaa
Devotion at its hilt.

If you thought the elections were the hilt of devotion while celebrating Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's victory, think again.

The devotion for Amma is at it's best when Finance Minister O Pannerselvam delivers the Budget address. Read the first two pages here: 

The ruler who is just, gracious, liberal and treats his people with care is the light among kings.  These words of the Divine Poet Thiruvalluvar, aptly describe our Hon’ble Chief Minister Puratchi Thalaivi J Jayalalithaa, who is the embodiment of profound wisdom and compassion.  Declaring “I am by the people and for the people”, the Hon’ble Chief Minister has been working tirelessly day and night to enliven the Tamil language, to ensure that Tamil Nadu flourishes and to bring prosperity to the life of the Tamil people.

Unparalleled in her leadership, unflinching in her commitment to the development of Tamil Nadu and welfare of its people and steadfast in her march towards consecutive historic electoral victories, she has been bestowed with the infinite love, affection and respect of the people of Tamil Nadu, which has ensured her assumption of charge as the Chief Minister for the sixth time.  I am proud to have once again being given the opportunity to work as Finance Minister under the astute and sagacious leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister.  As I rise to present the Revised Budget Estimates 2016‑2017, in this august House, I submit before her boundless wisdom and faithfully express my gratitude towards her for bestowing this great responsibility on me.

Only a great leader can create a vision, articulate it and passionately own and pursue it, till it is fulfilled. As a great visionary leader, our Hon’ble Chief Minister has chiseled a path of development for the State of Tamil Nadu by launching the ‘Vision Tamil Nadu 2023’ document on 22.03.2012.  While launching the document, she proclaimed

“Like Martin Luther King who had a great dream about the USA, I also have a dream or vision for Tamil Nadu.  In my dream I envision a Tamil Nadu where no youth remains unemployed, where poverty is totally eradicated, where every citizen has access to all basic amenities such as health care, education, water supply and sanitation, and above all, where all the people of the State enjoy prosperity, security and peace. I have a dream wherein Tamil Nadu emerges as the Numero Uno in all economic and social indicators and emerges as the knowledge economy in this new millennium. This Vision 2023 document articulates my dream and sets certain tasks to be accomplished.”