People outside Rajaji Hall to pay last respect to amma


People outside Rajaji Hall to pay last respect to amma

Sources:New Indian Express

Six time of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, AIADMK’s J Jayalalithaa passed away at Chennai after suffering cardiac arrest. She has passed away around 11:30 pm on Monday.

On September 22nd Jayalalithaa was admitted due to fever and dehydration. She was been under medical care for more than two months. On Sunday, Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest.


8: 48 AM: Another glimpse from inside the Rajaji Hall.

Late AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha wrapped in tricolour at Rajaji Hall


8: 38 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to shortly leave for Chennai to pay floral tributes to Jayalalithaa. 

8: 26 AM: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam , Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala are expected to attend the funeral ceremony.

8: 17 AM: Glimpses from outside the Rajaji Bhavan, where the AIADMK supremo’s mortal remains have been placed; crowd queues up to pay their last respects. 

People standing in queue outside rajaji bhavan in the city. 

8: 08 AM: DMK and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Karunanidhi on Jayalalithaa’s death, “even though she passed away at a young age, there is no doubt that her fame will continue forever.”

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3.00 AM: Police resort to lathi charge as 30-40 people try to break barricades around Jayalalithaa’s Poes garden residence. Situation contained.

Public try to break barricades around Jaya’s Poes Garden

2.47 AM: People are arriving in large numbers at Jayalalithaa’s Poes garden residence. Police are struggling to handle the crowd. 

2.45 AM: Jayalalithaa’s body to be kept at Rajaji Hall later in the day for the public to pay respects

Jayalalithaa’s body arrives at her Poes Garden residence.

2.40 AM:

No clarity yet on the final resting place of Tamil Nadu’s deceased Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

2.25 AM: 

Ambulance leaves Apollo hospital with Jayalalithaa’s body to her residence at Poes Garden.

Ambulance leaves Apollo hospital with body of Jayalalithaa. (EPS)


2.10 AM: AIADMK MLA’s gather at Jayalalithaa’s residence at Poes garden after the swearing in of the new Cabinet under O.Panneerselvam as the new Chief Minister.

AIADMK MLA’s gather at Poes Garden. (EPS)

2.05 AM:

1 day state mourning declared in Bihar to condole the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

1.59 AM:


1.55 AM: 

O Panneerselvam reaches Apollo Hospital after being sworn in as CM. He enters the Hospital with other ministers

1.45 AM:

Condolences for the demise of Tamilnadu CM Jayalalithaa, who passed away at after suffering a massive cardiac arrest, have started pouring in.


1.40 AM: 

Convoy to transport Jayalalithaa’s body is ready but no
movement from Apollo hospital yet. 


1.20 AM:

O Panneerselvam takes oath in a choked voice as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after the demise of J. Jayalalithaa. Governor Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath at Raj Bhavan. The rest of the 31-minister Cabinet is taking oath en masse.

1.15 AM:  


Deeply saddened by the demise of our CM Selvi Jayalalithaa. My deepest condolences to the party cadres & well wishers in this hour of grief

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1.10 AM:

Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of #Jayalalithaa; the nation has lost an icon who was loved and admired by millions: President.

12.48 AM: Due to the sudden demise of honourable ble CM Amma, all Anna University examinations scheduled between 6.12.2016 to 8.12.2016 are postponed. Dates will be intimated later. Also classes are also cancelled during the above three days .- Anna Universtiy Registrar

12.45 AM: 

Puratchi Thalaivi Amma’s body will be kept at Rajaji Hall for people to pay last respects. Seven days mourning, starting from December 6, has been announced after the demise of Jayalalithaa. During this period the National flag at government buildings will be flown at half mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period.

12.42 AM: 

Ambulance enters Apollo Hospital (EPS)

12.38 AM: 

AICC president Sonia Gandhi condoles the death of Tamilnadu CM Jayalalithaa.

12.30 AM:

12.20 AM: 

 AIADMK MLAs are heading towards Raj Bhavan after the meeting at the Party Headquarters

AIADMK party leaders leaving the Headquarters.

December 6, 12.15 AM:

Apollo Hospital, in an official release, announced that the Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday.

11.45 pm:

Security beefed up outside Apollo Hospital (EPS)

11.31 pm:

Police force deployed all along route from Apollo hospital to Poes garden, Jayalalithaa’s residence.

11.22 pm:

Four AIIMS doctors have left the Apollo hospital. House Speaker P. Dhanapal has also vacated the hospital premises.

11.19 pm:


AIADMK MLAs meeting at party headquarters begins as O Panneerselvam & senior leaders arrive.

10.56 pm: 

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09:45 pm: 

A street vendor comes to the rescue of youths at the deserted Central Bus Stand of Tiruchy on Monday.

9:03 pm:

AIADMK supporters who had crowded the
Apollo hospital have left the premises

08:38 pm:

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8:38 pm:

CPM's G Ramakrishna
It is an unfortunate thing (about the false news of death), a team of doctors is attending to the CM. We wish her a speedy recovery, says CPM’s G Ramakrishnan outside Apollo Hospital | Express 


8:03 pm: MLAs’ meeting yet to start; waiting for O Panneerselvam’s arrival at AIADMK headquarters.

7.42 pm: DGP and commissioner have left the premises of Apollo Hospital.

7:15 pm: 

Cadres silently wait at AIADMK HQs for O. Panneerselvam arrival

6:52 pm: Crowd is reducing in front of Apollo and cadre still say they have faith.

6:45 pm: Tension in IIT, companies abandon campus and rush to hotels; opting to conduct interviews over Skype.

6:33 pm: M Thambidurai, the deputy speaker of Lok Sabha also arrives at AIADMK headquarters.

6:23 pm: Bikers reportedly threaten to pelt stones if shops not closed down in Tambaram.

6:22 pm: Meanwhile, minutes after Tamil news channels flashed about Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, social media users of Twitter and Facebook began reacting to the unconfirmed reports. Tweeple on overdrive after false rumors of Jayalalithaa’s death . 

6:23 pm: Most of the AIADMK MLAs in Apollo, including Ma Foi Pandiarajan, Rajendra Balaji, Pollachi Jayaraman at headquarters. Meeting postponed to 7 pm

6:20 pm: 

 Last minutes of rush at petrol pump in Madurai. 

6:20 pm: Crowd outside CMBT bus stand as people try to get back to their homes. reports suggest that buses have stopped lying.

6:13 pm: Shops across the city have closed down. Buses have stopped reportedly stopped plying.  Tension grips Chennai.

6:10 pm: Mob whistles and claps after Apollo issues press release denying rumours about Jayalalithaa’s death.

6:01 pm: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu arrives at Apollo hospital.

6:00 pm: Apollo releases statement, denies rumours about Jayalalithaa’s death . 

5:57 pm: In a  weird turn of events, the AIADMK party flag was hoisted again inside the headquarters.


5:56 pm: Press chased out of AIADMK headquarters.

5:52 pm: 

Police barricade the area outside Apollo hospital | EPS


5:49 pm: After a sudden surge of violence and police lathicharge, angry cadre now remain quiet. Tearful supporters say Amma not dead, still alive.

5:34 pm: Angry mob pelt stones at ambulances.

5:31 pm: Cops chase away crowd outside Apollo hospital after sudden frenzy.

5:27 pm: TV reports show commotion outside Apollo

5:16 pm: Chennai City Police has directed all its officers to be on duty until further orders. 
Commissioner of Police S George said in a circular “All Joint Commissioners of Police, Law and Order should keep only the essential strength in the police station and the remaining 75 per cent of the strength should be fully mobilised including all miscellaneous duties for bando bast by evening. The strength of personnel should be in small or multiple units under an Assistant Commissioner. The Station will have the essential strength.

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 5:08 pm: While the news of the health condition of CM J Jayalalithaa getting worse spreading, government bus was vandalised near Alaganallur, Madurai.

5:07 pm: 

State commando force at the hospital 

5:05 pm: From people trying to get provisions: Milk and bread out in most shops at Ramapuram and Nandambakkam. Traffic close to DLF IT Park “worse than during the floods”.

5:00 pm: Traffic jam on Nelson Manickam road and Shanti Colony main road. Huge queues start forming at petrol stations.

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4:51 pm: 

Scene outside Paranur Railway station. It’s the railway station closest to Mahindra World City. 

4:47 pm: Firms operating in Mahindra World City have reportedly been asked employees to leave; so have most firms in Olympia Tech Park and TRIL. Hewlett Packard Enterprises has also asked employees in both Chennai premises to leave.

4:43 pm: AIIMS doctors, sent to supervise Jayalalithaa’s treatement, have reached Apollo hospital. 

4:19 pm: 

Crowd outside Apollo hospital on Monday, early evening.

4:17 pm: “Whoever thinks there will be instability is living in fools paradise,” Vaiko said while exiting the hospital. He maintained that the chief minister is in a critical state. “I don’t want to talk about succession when the need doesn’t arise,” he added.

4:08 pm:

People throng grocery stores; shortage of potatoes and tomatoes reported | EPS

4:06 pm: Shops down their shutters at Chinthadripet, Sowcarpet

Tamil Nadu BJP unit president Tamilisai Sounderrajan arrives at Apollo hospital.

3:59 pm: Chennai city gets hyper active, something unusual for this hour of the day. Anticipating a shutdown, crowds can be seen thronging grocery shops. 

3:20 pm: Professor Richard Beale, Jayalalithaa’s doctor from UK, issued a statement where he said, “The situation is extremely grave, but I can confirm that everything possible is being done to give her the best chance of surviving this shocking event. She is being cared for by a highly expert multidisciplinary team, and is now on extracorporal life support.”

Read Baele’s full statement here: 

3:15 pm: MDMK general secretary Vaiko arrived at Apollo Hospital; he said, “I am worried and concerned. I can’t say anything to you.”

3:10 pm: AIIMS doctors have arrived at Chennai airport


2:28 pm: Police are having a tough time managing the crowds as the supporters enter into arguments, asking the former to let them inside the hospital.

2:26 pm: The mood outside Apollo hospital has turned sombre. Few of the cadre, who seemed optimistic in the morning, have begun crying.

2:17 pm: Few schools in Chennai have reportedly asked parents to pick up their wards by 2:30 pm.

2:16 pm: Minor scuffle between police and cadres outside Apollo.

2:10 pm:  Apollo’s latest announcement mentions that Jayalalithaa is on ECMO.

2:04 pm: Meanwhile, TN’s seat of power – its secretariat – wears a deserted look as all eyes are on MLAs meeting said to be happening inside the Apollo Hospital.

A scene at Tamil Nadu Secretariat. (Express Photo | M Sathish)

1:44 pm: The crowd continues to swell outside Apollo hospital

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