Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who presented the State budget for the year 2019-20 in the Assembly on Friday, paid rich tributes on late Chief Minister and his mentor J Jayalalithaa.
"Only great persons endowed with noble qualities can achieve the zenith of perfection in the performance of great deeds. These are the wise words of Thiruvalluvar. An embodiment of this couplet, who lived by her credo of ‘I am by the people and I am for the people’, committing herself fully to the welfare of people and development of the State; toiling relentlessly in the pursuit of her altruistic ethic of ‘service to humanity is service to God’; living forever in the hearts of the people of Tamil Nadu; a catalyst of our inner consciousness; an inspirational force to realize our potential; the late Chief Minister Puratchi Thalaivi J Jayalalithaa continues to be our guiding beacon and a guardian of the good governance regime established by her perseverance," he said.
Heaping laurels on Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, he said, "Surmounting all challenges posed by adversaries, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami has been
spearheading this Government effectively by following the path laid by our beloved Amma."