Jayalalithaa’s Home in Chennai’s Poes Garden Can Be Converted into CM’s Residence and Office: Madras HC
Chennai: The Madras High Court has suggested that the residence of the former chief minister and AIADMK matriarch J Jayalalithaa be converted into the official residence-cum-office of the Tamil Nadu chief minister instead of turning the entire home into a memorial, saying that the utilisation of public money for acquiring private properties for memorials “may not have an end.”
A portion of Poes Garden alone could be converted into a memorial, the judges said.
“The state government shall consider the suggestion of this Court to avoid making Poes Garden property ‘VEDA NILAYAM’ as ‘memorial’ by acquiring the property, as it would incur huge expenses to the public exchequer. The state government shall consider the suggestion that Poes Garden property ‘VEDA NILAYAM’ be made as ‘Official Residences-cum-Office of the Chief Minister of the State’, after acquiring the property as per law, after issuing notice and hearing the second and third respondents viz, J Deepa and J Deepak,” the order stated.