With elections on the horizon the Tamil Nadu chief minister plays perfect host to the prime minister
Shivani Chaturvedi | August 7, 2015 | Chennai
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa plays perfect luncheon host to prime minister Narendra Modi and leaves the TN BJP confused.
With elections around the corner, Jayalalithaa also did not forget political needs and submitted memorandum on Cauvery to Modi. She has also demanded that India retrieve Katcha Theevu from Sri Lanka.
Modi had lunch at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden resident in Chennai today that lasted over 45 minutes. The meeting of Jayalalithaa and Modi has bewildered state BJP unit. The Tamil Nadu BJP is seeking to project itself as an alternative to Dravidian parties. The state unit has consistently taken a critical stand against the AIADMK government, like closing ranks with the opposition on the prohibition issue. The BJP is also wooing dalits in the southern Tamil Nadu. On Thursday, BJP national president Amit Shah addressed Devendrakula Vellars conference in Madurai.
But this hospitality of Jayalalitaa and Modi’s response have raised the discomfort level of the BJP leaders. Now that Modi has met Jayalalithaa, it has reiterated a notion that the two parties were always friends, feel the observers.
Few other analysts feel that the AIADMK-BJP alliance is inevitable.
Earlier in the day, Jayalalithaa welcomed Modi at the airport. After assuming office last year, it is Modi’s first-full-fledged visit to Tamil Nadu.
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