Going beyond rivalry over the Cauvery water sharing issue, political leaders from Karnataka headed to Chennai to pay their tributes to J Jayalalithaa. Leaders including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah condoled the death of the enigmatic leader and headed to Chennai to personally pay tribute.
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Former Prime Minister of India and JD(S) supremo H D Devegowda headed to Chennai to pay tributes to a leader who he saw as someone with great potential to lead the Third Front. JD(S) leaders from Mandya even proposed reserving one acre land in Jayalalithaa's birthplace Melukote to build a memorial for her.
Congress leader and Karnataka's energey Minister D K Shivakumar too headed to Chennai to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa. D K Shivakumar remembered her as his inspiration from younger days and recalled her interest in erecting a memorial at Sri Perumbudur where Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.