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AIADMK pitches for honouring Jayalalithaa with Bharat Ratna

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Deputy O on Thursday pressed for conferring Bharat Ratna to the late supremo of the ruling (AIADMK) party and former J.

Calling a champion for social justice, told media, "It is Amma (J.Jayalalithaa) who gave 69 per cent reservation to the downtrodden people. She was a champion for social justice. Therefore, we want Bharat Ratna for Amma."

The remark from the Deputy came after the AIADMK in the state renewed its demand for conferring Bharat Ratna to Jayalalithaa, even as it sought the country's highest civilian honour for late Dravidian leaders EV Ramasamy 'Periyar' and CN

While the AIADMK had made the demand for awarding with Bharat Ratna months after her death in December 2016, the appeal to seek the honour for Periyar and Annadurai, a former chief minister, comes decades after their death.

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First Published: Thu, August 23 2018. 23:36 IST