Chennai: Tamil Nadu cabinet today recommended late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa for the Bharat Ratna.
“Tamil Nadu Cabinet resolves to recommend Union Government to bestow Bharat Ratna to Puratchi Thalaivi Amma & install her statue n Parliament,” tweeted the party from the official handle.
In the first meeting after Amma’s demise, that was chaired by newsly appointed chief minister O Pannerselvam, the Cabinet also suggested to recommend to the Centre to install a life-size bronze statue in the Parliament Complex.
The Cabinet also passed a resolution to construct a memorial for Jayalalithaa and to change Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Memorial name into Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Selvi Jayalalithaa Memorial. The memorial is expected to cost around Rs 15 crore.
The Cabinet also proposed to unveil a portrait of the leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.