New Delhi: United States prominent candidate for the post of the President Hillary Clinton was allegedly inspired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, if one goes by what one AIADMK Coonoor MLA, A Ramu, says. 

Making the surprising statement in the Assembly on Tuesday, the MLA said, “After all, the main and whole reason for America seeing its first ever woman Presidential candidate is Amma (Jayalalithaa).” 

As if that was not enough, Ramu went further to exclaim that “Ms Clinton was inspired and mesmerised by Jayalalithaa’s amazing English proficiency and governing skills.” When Hillary Clinton had visited India in 2011, she had met Jayalalithaa which was used as the spark for Clinton’s aspiration by the MLA. 

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa did respond to Hillary Clinton’s historical nomination as she sent a letter of congratulation to the US Secretary of State on June 17. “Kindly accept my heartiest congratulations on clinching the nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the election of the president of the US. It is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction for all the women in the world and in particular, women in democratic electoral politics, that you have become the first woman to be a candidate of one of the two major political parties in the US for the presidency.”  

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