Arvind Kejriwal To Visit Chennai Today, Pay Tributes To Jayalalithaa

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Chennai today to pay floral tributes to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who died late last night.

“The Delhi Chief Minister will reach Chennai around 12:30 PM and pay tributes to Ms Jayalalithaa at Rajajji Hall,” said a senior Delhi government official.

“Very sad to hear the demise of Amma. A very very popular leader. Aam admi’s leader. May her soul rest in peace,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

Ms Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died late on Monday night at a private hospital in Chennai after being in hospital for the past 75 days.

The 68-year-old leader, who had nearly recovered from a lung infection, suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.