Chennai : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Chennai with the schedule of three important plans. He came through a special flight from Delhi, Tamilnadu chief minister Edappadi K Palanisamy, Deputy Chief Minister O.Pannerselvam and Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit received and gave a great welcome to Prime Minister.
Chief Minister E Palanisamy and deputy chief minister O.Pannerselvam are likely to brief Modi on the damages caused due to rains across Tamil Nadu and seek a relief amount.
Then prime minister attended the platinum jubilee celebrations of a Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi. Modi started his speech in Tamil which attracted everyone in the hall. Then Modi said media helps transforming society. “This is why we refer to the media as the fourth pillar of democracy,” and said “Among out vibrant print media, some of the largest selling newspapers are published in regional languages,” “Editorial freedom must be use wisely in public interest,” he praised about regional language medias.
Then later he finished the program visited to a marriage of Dr TV Somanathan’s daughter’s wedding at Raja Annamalaipuram, Somanathan IAS is a senior official at the PMO.
Next a surprise visit to DMK leader karunanithi’s house. PM Modi, who was accompanied by Governor Purohit, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan and Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, met DMK president M Karunanidhi today. DMK leaders Stalin and Kanimozhi were also present at the meeting. Modi, who met Karunanidhi for about 20 minutes, held his hands and spoke to him; Karunanidhi later came out of his home and met his followers.
After this meeting Modi started to INS adayar and from there to Chennai airport. The meeting with DMK leader is an important meeting in Tamilnadu politics. Later PM Modi on Twitter says, “Met former Tamil Nadu CM, Thiru M Karunanidhi and enquired about his health.” The DMK president, who is 93 years old, took ill last October and was hospitalized after suffering from a drug induced allergy.