Vol. XL No. 50 December 11, 2016

J. Jayalalithaa

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 6

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses profound grief at the passing away of Dr J Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamilnadu and general secretary of the AIADMK.

Beginning her career in films at a very young age, Jayalalithaa later on went to join the AIADMK and soon rose in its ranks.

A popular leader of Tamilnadu, Jayalalithaa served as chief minister of the state for nearly fifteen years. Under her stewardship several popular welfare schemes were launched to provide immediate relief to the common people, which left a deep imprint on the politics of Tamil Nadu.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) joins the people of Tamil Nadu in mourning her death. We convey our deep condolences to the leadership and workers of the AIADMK.