New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa made “noteworthy efforts” to empower “our nari shakti” or girl energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated at the moment remembering the late chief on her 73rd start anniversary. In a tweet posted at the moment, he additionally stated she was admired for her pro-people insurance policies.
The Prime Minister’s message comes at a time when the state is gearing up for its subsequent meeting polls together with his celebration, the BJP, in alliance together with her AIADMK, the incumbent.
Remembering Jayalalithaa Ji on her start anniversary. She is extensively admired for her pro-people insurance policies and efforts to empower the downtrodden. She additionally made noteworthy efforts to empower our Nari Shakti. I’ll all the time cherish my a number of interactions together with her. pic.twitter.com/nyV3xz1Lb8
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2021
One of many two key pillars of Tamil Nadu politics until her demise in December 2016, solely a bit over a 12 months into her fifth time period as Chief Minister, Ms Jayalalithaa was also called “Amma” (mom) and “Puratchi Thalaivi” (Revolutionary chief). She was serving a consecutive time period when she took in poor health and, subsequently, handed away.
Regardless of main variations inside the AIADMK following her demise, the celebration got here round to current a picture of unity and has efficiently dominated the state beneath Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswamy. With the state polls now anticipated in April, the opposition DMK is eager on displacing her celebration.
Her former shut aide, VK Sasikala, who was convicted in a disproportionate property case together with the late chief, has returned to the state’s politics after serving time and could also be seen as an X issue within the upcoming polls.
The BJP, which nonetheless solely has a marginal presence within the state, is seeking to make a splash this time. Whether or not or not makes an attempt to experience on Ms Jayalalithaa’s reputation works for it because it does for the AIADMK continues to be moot.