Jaya serves lunch to Modi but state BJP feels discomfort

With elections on the horizon the Tamil Nadu chief minister plays perfect host to the prime minister

shivani

Shivani Chaturvedi | August 7, 2015 | Chennai


#jayalalithaa   #narendra modi   #tn   #tamil nadu   #Cauvery   #lunch   #poes garden  


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.

The prime minister inaugurated national handloom day function and unveiled handloom brand.

Comments

 

Other News

How Homo Sapiens urbanised in the blink of an evolutionary eye

Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time By James Suzman Bloomsbury, 464 pages Among the many assumptions the pandemic has forced us to reconsider, those about work are already changing. The work-from-home trend is redefining what it means to be em

Mumbai on full alert against Omicron

After reports of Omicron, a new potentially contagious variant of coronavirus detected in South Africa, Belgium, Hong Kong, Britain and Israel, more European countries have reported cases, raising global concern and imposing travel restrictions.   The WHO has classified it as a ‘va

Five Ws of Gandhi assassination

The Murderer, the Monarch and the Fakir: A New Investigation of Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination By Appu Esthose Suresh and Priyanka Kotamraju HarperCollins, 240 pages, Rs 399 The bloodied shawl has long since faded to a vague brown and now sports

13 states told increase Covid-19 testing

In view of several countries reporting surges in Covid-19 cases and many developed nations facing fourth and fifth waves despite high numbers of vaccinations, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has written to the states of Nagaland, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Kerala, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, J&am

PMC Bank proposed resolution: Areas of darkness at the end of tunnel

A few months after the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank Ltd (PMC Bank) was put under moratorium in September 2019, I met an announcer in a function on banking organised by an industry body, with which I have been associated. She was young, pretty beautiful and had a sweet voice and modulation. She

Atal Innovation Mission and Vigyan Prasar collaborate to engage with science and Atal Tinkering Labs

 Niti Aayog’s flagship initiative, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), recently announced to collaborate with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization of the Department of Science and Technology, Government o

Visionary Talks: Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD Medanta Heart Institute with Kailashnath Adhikari



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter