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'Amma' Was A Godmother For The Women Of Tamil Nadu, Says Mehbooba Mufti

"The whole country is mourning."

06/12/2016 2:58 PM IST | Updated 06/12/2016 3:11 PM IST
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SRINAGAR -- Offering condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu over the demise of chief minister Jayalalithaa, her Jammu and Kashmir counterpart Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said Amma was a godmother for the women of her state.

Mehbooba said, "In our political regime, her death is a loss for the nation because she was not only a compassionate person but very brave, a daredevil and also a very cosmopolitan. People of a particular religion were not connected but all the religions; especially she was a god mother for the women of her state."

She further said Jayalalithaa is an eminent personality and the most learned leader of the nation.

"The whole country is mourning. People lovingly called her 'Amma'. She was the people's chief minister. I offer my condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu because they have suffered losses and I pray she goes to heaven." Mufti added.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

He also offered his condolences and blessings to Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala, members of her family and to Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and others.

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