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Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad to attend Jayalalithaa's funeral at Marina beach

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 December 2016, 15:07 IST

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi along with Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will be attending the funeral of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The funeral will be held at Marina Beach, MGR memorial.

Gandhi left for Chennai soon after the obituary in Parliament, along with Azad and party general secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu affairs Mukul Wasnik.

Party chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Gandhi will pay tributes to Jayalalithaa at the Rajaji Hall where the Chief Minister's body has been placed.

Thereafter, he said, Gandhi will also attend her funeral. Jayalalithaa, hospitalised since September 22, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and died late on Monday night.

--PTI

First published: 6 December 2016, 15:07 IST
 
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