PM Modi leaves for Chennai to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Chennai to pay floral tributes to Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away on Monday night.

JayalalithaaHe will place a wreath on the mortal remains of Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall.

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In a series of tweets Monday night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, had said that he was “deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.”

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Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for 75 days.

The 67-year-old leader had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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