Chennai: If America gets its first ever woman president this November whom should it thank first ? Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, according to an AIADMK MLA.
The party’s Coonoor MLA A Ramu claimed in the Tamil Nadu state assembly that Hillary Clinton decided to contest the US presidential elections after being inspired by Jayalalithaa.
He said Clinton’s decision was the outcome of a meeting between the two in July 11 when she as US Secretary of State visited the country.
“Today, the world is celebrating this meeting for its historical importance. Through this meeting, Hillary Clinton understood Amma’s personality and was awestruck by her proficiency in English and her encouragement. Finally, accepting the assuring words of Respected Amma, an overwhelmed US Secretary of State went back to become the presidential candidate. I would like to record that the reason for this is Respected Amma,” Ramu said.
The MLA stuck to his statement outside the Assembly as well. “When Hillary Clinton met Amma, she was influenced by her leadership qualities and achievements and that inspired her to contest US presidential polls. Only after the meeting, did Hillary Clinton decide to take a significant step forward,” he told CNN-News18.