Condoling the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, India Inc has said the country has lost a visionary, dynamic and inspiring leader on Tuesday.
CII President Naushad Forbes said that during her tenure, industry in Tamil Nadu had progressed remarkably well and the Vision 2023 launched by her was a landmark initiative towards ensuring inclusive and equitable growth in the state.
Ficci said the Indian industry is deeply saddened by the demise of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, who will be remembered for making “relentless efforts” for the state’s economic progress.
“Jayalalithaa was an extraordinary political leader who made relentless efforts for the economic progress of the Tamil Nadu and single-handedly conceptualised the vision document Vision 2023 Tamil Nadu, setting the plan for infrastructure development for the state,” the chamber said in a statement.
Her connect with the people, concern for wellbeing of the poor, the women and marginalised will always be a source of inspiration and be cherished for years, it said.
“We share our deepest condolences with her family and the people of Tamil Nadu. Selvi Jayalalithaa was a visionary leader and will continue to inspire us in Indian industry. Her absence in the Indian Polity will create a void that would be very difficult to fill,” said Ficci President Harshavardhan Neotia.
“During her tenure as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the state has transformed and retained its leadership position as the most favoured investment destination in India with the presence of diverse industries,” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council.