I express my deepest sorrow and condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK party workers and leaders on the passing away of Puratchi Thalaivi Selvi J Jayalalithaa garu. We have lost a brave and a visionary leader. Amma, as she was popularly known as, cannot be replaced in the politics of our nation, or the hearts of the people.

It is a sad moment in the history of Tamil Nadu, and India, as we will miss her unparalleled and dynamic leadership. Amma’s passing away has created a vacuum and is an irreparable loss to the Nation.

I join the Nation in mourning the death of an extraordinary person, a remarkable leader, a great woman. Jayalalithaa garu will stand as an example to all of us to persist in our pursuit of progress. I pray to God; may her soul Rest in Peace.