New statue of Jayalalithaa unveiled at AIADMK headquarters

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday unveiled a new statue of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra (AIADMK) headquarters in Royapettah here.

The new statue has replaced the previous one which faced flak for not resembling the late Chief Minister. The previous statue was installed in February at the party headquarters during the 70th birth anniversary of the leader.

Unveiling the previous statue, Palaniswami had said: “When Jayalalithaa was alive, she faced a lot of obstacles in her life. We have faced many obstacles as well. We have passed all those hurdles but have come out successful.”

Jayalalithaa, popularly known as ‘Amma’, breathed her last on December 5, 2016, at Chennai’s Apollo hospital.