Jaya to meet Narendra Modi on June 3

Jayalalithaa had first taken up the matter with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011 after winning the assembly polls.

By: Press Trust of India | Chennai | Updated: May 30, 2014 11:27 am
Jayalalithaa will meet Modi at his South Block office in New Delhi on June 3, a state government release said, adding, she will present a memorandum to the Prime Minister. (Express Archive) Jayalalithaa will meet Modi at his South Block office in New Delhi on June 3 and will present a memorandum to the Prime Minister. (Express Archive)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who had boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet him on June 3 to take up issues relating to the state’s growth.

Jayalalithaa will meet Modi at his South Block office in New Delhi on June 3, a state government release said, adding, she will present a memorandum to the Prime Minister.

“This memorandum will include some crucial issues relating to Tamil Nadu which have been pending with the Government of India,” the release said, in an apparent reference to Jayalalithaa’s demand for a relief package from the Centre among others.

She had first taken up the matter with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011 after winning the assembly polls and has been pressing for the demand ever since.

The release said the memorandum will also highlight some issues which require the urgent attention of the Centre “to safeguard the legitimate interests of the state and to propel the state on a faster growth path.”

Jayalalithaa had boycotted the swearing-in of Modi as Prime Minister on May 26, opposing participation of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the ceremony.

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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, In one estimate Rs. 5,000 crore (over US $900 million Dollars) was spent on adver alone (EPW, 24 May, p.7) –at the rate of Rs. 20 per lunch, the entire potion of India, 125 crore, would have enjo lunch for full two days. But still all these wouldn’t have mattered significantly if they were not televised by media which obediently did. It won’t be unreasonable to say, then, that Modi’s charisma is a gift from the grace of mammon, television, Google, social media and YouTube.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, It is against this wider backdrop of the organizational infrastructure and ideological apparatus that the claim by the BJP and the media that the latter won on the plank of development should be unpacked.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, Jawaharlal Nehru included (TK Oommen “Charisma, Social Structure and Change”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 1967) –what is the political collective that explains Modi’s charisma? The answer is short: the RSS which has the explicit goal of making India into a Hindu state with Muslims as its prime foe.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, My point about the political equivalence is not an external attribution but the self-claim by the RSS which should be duly acknowledged as it is. When asked about the RSS appeal across political parties.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, The crisscross between the RSS ideology/family and the non-RSS formations continued after 1947 as the table, by no means complete and based on individuals only
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, The flow between the RSS ideological camp and the non-RSS parties is epic, not episodic, enduring, not fleeting. It grows out of a sustained ideological groundwork to secure political equivalence.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, There is no further need to belabor this point for the Kafila readers. What needs to be stressed is that the influence of Hindutva is not limited to the RSS family for it goes far beyond and deeper. That the ideology of Hindutva –different from Hinduism as a religious tradition(s) prior to the Nineteenth century –is also shared by individuals in explicitly non-Hindutva parties and organizations have a longer history.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    May 30, 2014 at 8:15 am
    Till today’s date after 26th Modi is in very hurry he forget about his good governance agenda, To begin with, there is no single party which is opposed to development; every party vouches for development. So how did development and the BJP become synonymous? Consider Bihar under Nitish Kumar in alliance with the BJP. As long as this alliance was in place, Bihar was projected as a model of development next only to Gujarat. However, as the alliance broke in June 2013, we were told, Bihar’s development not only stopped but also declined.
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