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Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi today

In his first official visit to New Delhi since assuming charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, O. Panneerselvam will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to hand him a letter recommending Jayalalithaa's name for 'Bharat

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 19, 2016 11:20 IST ]
Jayalalithaa for Bharat Ratna Tamil Nadu CM to Meet PM Modi
Jayalalithaa for Bharat Ratna Tamil Nadu CM to Meet PM ModiPhoto:PTI

In his first official visit to New Delhi since assuming charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, O. Panneerselvam will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to hand him a letter recommending Jayalalithaa's name for 'Bharat Ratna'.

The Tamil Nadu Cabinet had on December 10 decided to recommend Jayalalithaa's name for India's highest civilian honour.

The Cabinet also decided to press for installation of Jayalalithaa's life-size bronze statue in the Parliament complex.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will also relay the details of the damages caused by the Cyclone Vardah in the state.

In its first meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam after Jayalalithaa's demise, the Cabinet also cleared a memorandum containing various demands including disbursal of financial aid to handle the devastating impact of Cyclone Vardah in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts. The memorandum would contain many State-specific demands, an official release said.

Cyclone Vardah hit several parts of Tamil Nadu earlier on December 12.

he storm uprooted trees, overturned cars and did extensive damage to buildings as it tore across Chennai.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at least 10 people have died.

Prior to the storm's landing, Chennai already was pounded with heavy rain and winds.

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