Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the PM’s residence in New Delhi in the morning, according to an ANI report. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is meeting the Prime Minister amidst a fresh revolt brewing in the AIADMK. Eight MLAs of the party are demanding an urgent meeting of MLAs as well as ministerial posts, according to an Indian Express report.
The report has made the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s camp nervous as it is still not clear how many MLAs support the ruling faction, even as the two factions of the party are delaying the merger over the contentious issue of the post of the Chief Minister, according to an Indian Express report.
Palaniswami meet the Prime Minister shortly after Amit Shah said that the doors of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are open to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. AIADMK will be voting for BJP’s candidate in next month’s Presidential elections.
BJP in an effort to expand their footprint in the state and to celebrate three years of the Modi government will organise a string of rallies in Tamil Nadu, according to the Indian Express. BJP’s Tamil Nadu president Tamilisai Soundarajan told reporters, ”The major achievements of the Modi government will be highlighted during the rallies, in which top national and state-level party leaders and union ministers will participate,” according to an Indian Express report.
Palaniswami meets the Prime Minister on the same day on which six fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lanka, according to a PTI report.