The second day of Maharashtra Assembly in Nagpur was adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa. The House observed a two-minute silence as Jayalalithaa passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest on December 5, 2016, at 11:30 pm in Chennai.
Describing Jayalalithaa as one of the finest and respected leaders in Tamil Nadu, CM Devendra Fadnavis recalled her political and film career that spanned for nearly four decades. He further added that she was the only leader who earned the title of ‘Amma’ because of her immense affection and concern for the people around her. “She always maintained cordial relations with people across all political parties,” added Fadnavis.
NCP leader Ajit Pawar too appreciated her welfare initiatives like the ‘Amma’ meals where the needy would be provided with food at cheaper rates.
Devendra Fadnavis, Patangrao Kadam, Ajit Pawar, Ganpatrao Deshmukh and Eknath Shinde were few of the prominent politicians who were present for the Maharashtra winter session at Nagpur, which was chaired by Speaker Haribhau Bagde.