The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses profound grief at the passing away of Dr. J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and General Secretary of the AIADMK.
Beginning her career in films at a very young age, Jayalalithaa later on went to join the AIADMK and soon rose in its ranks.
A popular leader of Tamilnadu, Jayalalithaa served as Chief Minister of the State for nearly fifteen years terms. Under her stewardship several popular welfare schemes were launched to provide immediate relief to the common people, which left a deep imprint on the politics of Tamilnadu.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) joins the people of Tamilnadu in mourning her death. We convey our deep condolences to the leadership and workers of the AIADMK.