Chennai | Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deciding to rename Chennai Central Railway Station after AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran.
Kicking off a AIADMK-BJP-PMK alliance campaign for the upcoming general election here a few days back, Modi had said the Centre has decided to rename the century-old railway station after the late AIADMK founder fondly known as MGR.
In a letter to the prime minister, Palaniswami said the Tamil Nadu Cabinet had in September 2018 unanimously resolved to recommend to the Centre to rename the station as ‘Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Railway Station’ in memory of the charismatic and popular former chief minister of the state.
Palaniswami termed Modi’s announcement a “great honour” and “befitting tribute to the great leader”. “On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu, I express my heartfelt thanks to you for the announcement,” he said.
The chief minister recalled that M G Ramachandran was honoured with the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public service in 1988.