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Jayalalithaa's 1st death anniversary: AIADMK caders stage a silent procession at Marina beach to mark the day
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami along with other AIADMK veterans including Deputy CM of the State O Panneerselvam on Tuesday, led a silent march of party functionaries for paying homage to actor-turned-politician and party's former supremo 'Jayaram Jayalalithaa' on the occasion of her first death anniversary.

Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, who dominated politics in the state for over three decades, was hospitalised in Chennai's Apollo Hospital last year, where she passed away due to a sudden cardiac arrest after 75 days of hospitalisation.

Remembering their leader, AIADMK party workers staged a silent procession from Anna Salai to Jayalalithaa's mausoleum at Marina beach in Chennai where they paid floral tributes.

In the meanwhile, most of the party workers, including Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, were clad in black shirts to mark the day.

Besides that, the party workers also took an oath, where they recalled Jayalalithaa's popular statement of "makkalukkaga naan, makkalukkagave naan" (I am for the people, I am because of people) and vowed to follow such political ideology.

Later, they also observed a two-minute silence in respect of the late honourable leader.

Jayalalithaa, who is best known as 'Amma' (mother) and 'Puratchi Thalaivi,' (a revolutionary leader), earned such titles from her supporters. She breathed her last on December 5, 2016.

Her death, however, triggered a split in the party in February this year, when the then Chief Minister Panneerselvam, revolted against Sasikala, who is now serving a prison term in Bengaluru on corruption charges, alleging that he was forced to resign to make way for her to become the state's Chief Minister through a 'short cut'.

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