- PM Modi said he enjoyed a good personal equation with Jayalalithaa
- Jayalalithaa's connect with citizens 'a source of inspiration': PM
- Jayalalithaa died at 11.30 pm on Monday
Hailing the AIADMK supremo who passed away at a Chennai hospital tonight, PM Modi said her connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women and marginalised will always be "a source of inspiration".
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Selvi Jayalalithaa. Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 5, 2016
Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes and a pole in state politics for three decades, died at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for the past 75 days.