SHE WAS TRULY THE IRON LADY OF POL­I­TICS: SINHA

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sub­hash K Jha

Jay­alalithaaji con­ducted her­self through the male­dom­i­nated world of In­dian pol­i­tics with such grace and dig­nity. And that hint of a smile which never sur­ren­dered into laugh­ter was sym­bolic of her re­strained con­duct in pol­i­tics. She was truly the Iron Lady of In­dian pol­i­tics. That’s what they called Mar­garet Thatcher. That’s what Jay­alalithaaji was…Tamil Nadu’s beloved Amma,” says ac­tor-politi­cian Sha­trughan Sinha, re­mem­ber­ing the late Tamil Nadu Chief Min­is­ter.

He im­plores Tamil Nadu to stay calm. “Mourn her go­ing peace­fully... She was far too dig­ni­fied to en­dorse rowdy be­hav­iour.” Re­call­ing an in­ci­dent when he was the Min­is­ter of Health & Fam­ily Wel­fare, Shot­gun shares, “I needed as­sis­tance of an IPS of­fi­cer from the Tamil Nadu cadre, but was find­ing it dif­fi­cult to get him trans­ferred. I spoke to Jay­alalithaji, and the work was done in­stantly... A les­son learnt: In In­dian pol­i­tics, too much time is wasted.”

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