AIADMK meeting demand Bharat Ratna to Jayalalithaa

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu renewed its demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on its late supremo Jayalalithaa even as it sought the country’s highest civilian honour for late Dravidian stalwarts EV Ramasamy ‘Periyar’ and CN Annadurai.

A meeting of the party’s Executive Committee, a key decision-making body, urged the Central government to award Bharat Ratna posthumously for the three leaders for their struggles and achievements in public life.

The meeting also passed resolutions, lauding the party’s K Palaniswami-led government on many issues including the handling of the Cauvery issue.It adopted resolutions condoling the deaths of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Karunanidhi.

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