Tamil Nadu to recommend Jayalalithaa’s name for Bharat Ratna

Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday decided to recommend to the Union government to confer the Bharat Ratna on late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.

A meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, passed a condolence resolution on Jayalalithaa’s death, and also passed a resolution to recommending to the central government that she be conferred the country’s highest honour.

The cabinet also decided request the Union government to install a brass statue of Jayalalithaa in the Parliament’s central hall.

The other decisions taken at the cabinet meeting were to build a memorial for Jayalalithaa at an outlay of Rs 15 crore; rename Bharat Ratnaj Dr MGR (M.G.Ramachandran) memorial to Bharat Ratna Dr.Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Selvi J.Jayalalithaa memorial.