The residence of the late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, will be converted into a memorial. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has promulgated an ordinance in this regard. The ordinance will also help the state government establish a foundation named after Jayalalithaa for this purpose and it will be headed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, an official release said.
Palaniswami had earlier announced converting the late leader’s ‘Veda Nilayam’ residence at the posh Poes Garden area into a memorial. The release recalled that action has been initiated to acquire the land and building and that a preliminary notification was published in June 2019, and thereafter a declaration on May 6.
The government first gave its administrative sanction in October 2017. “The building of Veda Nilayam, including the movable items such as furniture, books, jewels, etc. are in a state of disuse for more than three years. So the government decided to transfer all the immovable and movable properties to the government for its upkeep until the acquisition process is complete,” it said.
Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016 following cardiac arrest at the Apollo Hospital where she underwent treatment for various ailments for 75 days.