Jayalalithaa condoles Deshmukhs’s death

August 14th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed her shock and grief at the death of union science and technology minister and former chief minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh.

In her condolence message, Jayalalithaa said: In his (Deshmukh) lifetime, he played a crucial role in the Indian National Congress. As a member of the Rajya Sabha, representing Maharashtra, he brought a quiet dignity to his role in the upper house.”

She said as Maharashtra chief minister, Deshmukh steered the state with sagacity and a maturity which was appreciable.

“I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and pray that the almighty may give them the strength to cope with this irreparable loss,” she said.

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