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.
The Tamil Nadu Cabinet had decided to recommend Amma's name for Bharat Ratna in a meeting chaired by Panneerselvam, AIADMK said on Sunday.
Honourable CM Thiru.O.Panneerselvam to meet PM Modi tomorrow at Delhi, seeking Central aid for restoration works in cyclone-hit areas in TN.— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 18, 2016
CM will also handover letter to PM to give Bharat Ratna to Puratchi Thalaivi Amma and for construction of Amma's bronze statue in parliament— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 18, 2016
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.
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.