Jayalalithaa boycotts Ansari programme
Express news service Posted online: Fri Feb 01 2013, 03:08 hrs
Chennai : CM J Jayalalithaa boycotted the inauguration ceremony of the new terminals at the Chennai airport by Vice President M Hamid Ansari Thursday, registering her protest against the Centre for not heeding to her request to name the new domestic terminal after her mentor and former CM M G Ramachandran. “Since it is the protocol that the CM should receive the Vice President, I went to the airport to welcome Hamid Ansari today. But the inaction of the Centre to name the terminal after MGR has pained not only me, but also people of Tamil Nadu. Hence I have taken the decision to boycott the inauguration ceremony," she said in a statement.