Published On : Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

Snag hits Pranab’s aircraft; flown back to New Delhi

News Delhi:
Indian Air Force plane carrying President Pranab Mukherjee to Chennai, returns to Delhi after developing technical snag mid-air.

Mukherjee was heading to Chennai to pay homage to J Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night.

Remembering Jayalalithaa from the early days of his political career, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed his condolences and said that she was a fighter having a wonderful mastery over facts and theories.

The President recalled Jayalalithaa entering into the Rajya Sabha when he was the Leader of the House around early 1980’s, he said.

“On many occasions I had interactions with her on all subjects concerning development and administration. She had a wonderful mastery over facts and theories,” he said ahead of his departure to Chennai, where he will pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa.