Published On : Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

Jayalalithaa memorial may hit a dead end : Jayalalitha memorial in Chennai seems to have hit a dead end

The AIADMK government’s plan to construct a memorial to former chief minister J Jayalalitha who passed away on December 5, 2016 may not see light of day.

The State government has allotted Rs 15 crore for the construction of the memorial near the MGR memorial on the Marina Beach.

However, the Supreme Courts conviction of VK Sasikala in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case, also held the former chief minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa guilty of corruption. The case against her was abated because she had passed away.

There are three sets of PILs filed in the Chennai High Court to stop the construction of the memorial. The foundation stone laying ceremony was planned on February 24, on Jayalalitha’s birthday.

If the PIL is admitted and a notice is served, the AIADMK govt will be left with no option but to postpone the foundation ceremony.