#TN adopts resolution to name new terminal after# MGR#
File Photo of the modernised domestic terminal II at Chennai airport.
The resolution moved by Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa demanding the Centre to name the Chennai domestic terminal II after former CM MGR was supported by Opposition DMK and Congress, which ensured its passage unanimously.
The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday adopted a unanimous resolution demanding that the Centre name the modernised domestic terminal II at Chennai airport after AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M. G. Ramachandran.
The resolution moved by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was supported by Opposition DMK and Congress, which ensured its passage unanimously.
Ms. Jayalalithaa explained the need for passing of the resolution by the House, saying Civil Aviation Minsiter Ajit Singh recently suggested to her that the State government besides making a request for naming the second terminal after the late Chief Minister, its State Assembly should adopt a resolution and send it to the Centre for consideration.
Ms. Jayalalithaa recalled that she boycotted the inauguration of the new terminal by Vice President Hamid Ansari on January 31, 2013 to protest against the Centre for not conceding the State government’s demand for naming it after M. G. Ramachandran.
MGR was a popular leader among the masses in the State even after his demise and the “Assembly insists that Indian government should take steps to name the second terminal of the modernised domestic terminal II at the airport,” after the late leader, Ms. Jayalalithaa stressed while speaking on the resolution.
She recalled that the international and domestic terminals had earlier been named after former Chief Ministers, the late C. N. Annadurai and K. Kamaraj, respectively.