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PM to visit Chennai to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa

New delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly leave for Chennai to pay floral tributes to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who passed away at a Chennai hospital last night.

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

In a series of tweets last night, the Prime Minister, who enjoyed a good personal equation with the late leader, said he was “deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa.

Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.” 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 the past 75 days.

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

PTI