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CM mourns demise of Jayalalithaa

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Dec 6: Mourning the demise of Tamil du Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said the AIADMK chief had ‘pioneered poverty alleviation initiatives.’

The state government announced a three-day mourning from today where there will be no official entertainment during the period. “She will always be remembered for the numerous poverty alleviation initiatives pioneered by her to provide a better and more meaningful life to the people especially the less fortute,” Sangma said in a statement.

“Many such initiatives have been replicated by governments both in the Centre and other states,” he said.

Conveying condolences to members of her bereaved family, the Chief Minister said, “I am deeply saddened at the demise of honourable Jayalalithaaji. Her death leaves a deep void in not only her state but in the tion as well.”

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