Jayalalithaa dies: Puducherry announces 3-day state mourning, a day holiday

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy also recalled the various measures Jayalalithaa had evolved and implemented in Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalithaa dies: Puducherry announces 3-day state mourning, a day holiday

After the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Puducherry government on Tuesday announced a three-day state mourning from today.

Announcing the decision, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy recalled the various measures Jayalalithaa had evolved and implemented in Tamil Nadu.

The Puchucerry CM led the Union Territory in paying floral tributes at a portrait of the late leader on the premises of the Assembly earlier. Ministers and legislators were among those who paid tributes.


Government also organised a condolence meeting at the premises of the Puducherry PCC office.

PWD Minister and PCC leader A. Namassivayam presided over the meeting. Chief Minister Narayanasamy, his cabinet colleagues and legislators paid homage to the departed leader.

Speaker of Puducherry Assembly V. Vaithilingam said Jayalalithaa was relentless in her mission and vision and earned encomiums from all sections of people.

As mark of respect to the Tamil Nadu CM, all educational institutes and government offices closed on Monday.

The Tamil Nadu government has already announced a seven-day state mourning from Tuesday in view of the demise of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
 The national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period, Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao said in a notification.



"The government of Tamil Nadu announce with profound regret, the demise of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at 11.30 pm on Monday, Dec 5, 2016. State Mourning will be observed for seven days from 6.12.16, during which period the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period," it said.

The government also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state.