I laughed out loud when I saw this. CNA was sworn in as CM in April 1967. He was diagnosed with cancer in July 1968, left for treatment in the US in September 1968 and died in Feb 1969. In between, he went on a tour to the West for 2 months in April-May 1968. A grand total of /1
14 months actually serving in office. His major achievements are:
- Renaming Madras State to Tamil Nadu
- Passing an amendment to the Hindu Marriages Act
- Removing Hindi from school
- Announcing a rice subsidy that was walked back
Symbolic and empty. He faced no serious /2
challenge - no ethnic tensions, no natural calamities, no floor tests, no breakaway factions. Spent an entire lifetime in opposition making rambling speeches and conducting silly protests /END

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