Chennai: Hilary Clinton made history by winning Democratic Party’s nomination for the US presidential election to become the first woman presidential candidate in the country. If one goes by AIADMK Coonoor MLA A. Ramu, Hillary contested the elections after being inspired by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
“After all, the main and whole reason for America seeing its first ever woman Presidential candidate is Amma,” said first-time legislator Ramu in the Assembly on Tuesday.
The Coonoor MLA said that when then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton visited India in 2011, she had also met Jayalalithaa and her presidential candidature was the impact of the meeting.
“Ms Clinton was inspired and mesmerised by Jayalalithaa's amazing English proficiency and governing skills,” he told the Assembly amid his party colleagues thumping the tables. He noted that the whole world was still celebrating the importance of that meeting today.”
Immediately after US president Barrack Obama backed Hillary's candidature, Jayalalithaa sent a letter congratulating former 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.
In creating history, you have given voice and hope to the cause of women empowerment across the world,” Jayalalithaa wrote in the letter....