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Centre to issue coin on MGR, says Panneerselvam

The Centre has decided to issue a commemorative coin on AIADMK founder and late Tamil Nadu chief minister M G Ramachandran coinciding with his birth centenary based on a request made by him in January when he was heading the government, rebel leader O Panneerselvam said on Wednesday.

Panneerselvam said he, as the then Chief Minister in January, had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging the Centre to issue the coin and a special postal stamp on MGR, as Ramachandran was fondly addressed by his supporters commemorating his birth centenary being celebrated this year.
"Heeding my request, the Union Finance Ministry has sent me a letter on July 17 saying the central government has decided to issue a commemorative coin on the occasion of the birth centenary of Puratchi Thalaivar (Revolutionary Leader-MGR)," he said in a statement here.
The former Chief Minister, heading the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction, also thanked Modi for the Centre's decision in this regard.

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