Chennai, Feb 20: In her parting speech on the last day of the 14th Assembly session in this poll-bound state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today thanked MLAs of opposition parties and lauded Speaker P Dhanapal for being 'unbiased' in his handling of affairs of the House.
Making a slew of announcements for differently-abled persons and farmers, the Chief Minister also expressed satisfaction over addressing the demands of the former "on the last day of the 14th Assembly".
"I am very happy to have worked as Chief Minister with the elected members of this House. While there have been many heated debates, I thank the opposition members for having worked without any hostility," she said.
Jayalalithaa, whose party is fancying a successive term after the elections due in about two months, said that the Legislative Assembly was the 'specialty' of democracy and that it provided a 'rare opportunity' to serve people of various hues. "I extend my felicitations to Speaker P Dhanapal who was unbiased and Leader of the House (and Finance Minister) O Panneerselvam," she said.