The cabinet changed the name of MGR memorial to Puratchi Thalaivar MGR- Puratchi Thalaivi Amma memorial.

TN Cabinet resolves to ask centre to bestow Bharat Ratna to Jayalalithaa
news Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 21:14

Days after the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the first Tamil Nadu cabinet meeting was held on Saturday. 

The cabinet changed the name of MGR memorial situated at Marina beach in Chennai to Puratchi Thalaivar MGR- Puratchi Thalaivi Amma memorial. 

Moreover, the cabinet also passed a resolution demanding Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa and asking to install her statue in the parliament.

The meeting commenced at 11:30 am on Saturday and went on till 12:15pm.

Later, it again met from 1pm to 2:45pm. The cabinet headed by chief minister O Panneerselvam paid homage at the MGR memorial in Marina beach.

The AIADMK announced  that 203 people had died unable to bear the death of Jayalalithaa and they will be given Rs 3 lakhs each.

Cabinet ministers including chief minister Panneerselvam had held meetings with Sasikala in Poes Garden in the last three days. However, the party leaders have asked people not to spread rumours about the party or its leaders.

Former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had passed away on Monday at 11:30pm. Her body was kept for homage at Rajaji Hall on Tuesday and later was buried at MGR memorial on Tuesday evening.

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