Panneerselvam to meet PM Modi today, will seek Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa

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New Delhi, Dec 19: Tamil Nadu chief minsiter O Panneerselvam arrived in Delhi on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day.

Panneerselvam will meet Modi and is likely to put forth a request to bestow the Bharat Ratna to former chief minister Jayalalithaa, who died on Dec 5, 2016. Apart from this, he will also urge the PM to install a life size bronze statue of Jayalalithaa in the Parliament complex.

Panneerselvam to meet PM Modi today

The Tamil Nadu Cabinet had decided to recommend Amma's name for Bharat Ratna in a meeting chaired by Panneerselvam, AIADMK said on Sunday.

Jayalalithaa died on Dec 5 this year after being hospitalised for over 70 days. She had suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec 4 following which her condition deteriorated.

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Apart from this, Panneerselvam will also discuss the damage caused by Cyclone Vardah in the state and will seek funds for restoration works in cyclone-hit areas, AIADMK said on Sunday.

Cyclone Vardah has caused severe damage in Tamil Nadu, killing at least 10 people and displacing many. Cyclone Vardah had made landfall near Pulicat in Northern Chennai and had damaged several buildings that were in its way.

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