CHENNAI: The Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday led the State in paying homage to former Chief Minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran on his 28th death anniversary. Thousands of AIADMK workers thronged the MGR memorial from early morning on Thursday to pay their respects to the late leader.
At 10.45 am the AIADMK chief arrived at the memorial on the Marina and paid floral tributes to her political mentor. Later, AIADMK members including State Ministers took 14 pledges, most of them hailing the achievements of the government headed by Jayalalithaa.
One of the pledges was, there were efforts to turn the woes of the people as ‘political investments’ and try to gain ‘political rehabilitation’ through this.
The Finance and PWD Minister O Panneerselvam read out the pledges and others repeated them. After taking the pledges, the party workers observed silence as a mark of respect for the late leader. AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudanan, senior leaders including Panruti S Ramachandran, C Ponnaiyan, State Ministers and office bearers of various wings of the party were present.
Since morning, AIADMK workers from many districts held banners, took out small rallies and many workers were waiting on the road through which Jayalalithaa passed.