O Panneerselvam meets PM Modi in Delhi

In fact, days after the merger of the EPS and OPS factions of the AIADMK, Thangamani had faced T T V Dinakaran's wrath as the sidelined AIADMK leader removedThangamani from the post of the party's Namakkal district secretary.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 13, 2017 4:34 am
O Panneerselvam, Narendra Modi, tamil nadu, coal allocation, tamil nadu coal allocation, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited, india news, indian express news Panneerselvam said the Deputy CM explained to the Prime Minister the steps taken by the state government to check spread of dengue.

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and sought allocation of coal for the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited. However, the presence of confidant V Maitreyan and the absence of the state electricity minister, who had come with them to Delhi, at the meeting triggered speculation.

Electricity Minister P Thangamani is a trusted supporter of Chief Minister E K Palaniswami. In fact, days after the merger of the EPS and OPS factions of the AIADMK, Thangamani had faced T T V Dinakaran’s wrath as the sidelined AIADMK leader removedThangamani from the post of the party’s Namakkal district secretary.

Maitreyan told The Indian Express that politics was not discussed at the meeting with the PM. No political meaning should be read into the absence of Thangamani, he said, as the Deputy CM and Electricity Minister later met Union Power Minister R K Singh together. “It was a meeting between the Prime Minister and Deputy CM,” he said. But many in the AIADMK were not convinced, given reports of growing differences between the CM and Deputy CM.

Asked whether he met Modi to complain against EPS, Panneerselvam said he would not reply to assumptions, and added that he and the CM had no grievances against each other. Panneerselvam said the Deputy CM explained to the Prime Minister the steps taken by the state government to check spread of dengue.

Sources in the government said the Health Ministry, on the Prime Minister’s direction, has deputed a multi-disciplinary central team to investigate the outbreak of febrile illness in certain districts of Tamil Nadu.

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    GEBagthasingh
    Oct 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    OPS should thank Modi for giving him the opportunity and boosting his confidence to even meet the PM of India. This is like elevation of a slave whose vertebrae had earlier become bent due to constant prostration before former CM Jayalalitha and who wouldn't even lift his eyes while worshipping the tyres of Jayalalitha's car. Thank you PM Modi.
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    1. Sankaran Krishnan
      Oct 13, 2017 at 7:43 am
      It is better if the PM keeps an distance from these TN Proxy rulers who are all proving time and again that they are power mongers and in the process they will fight against each other and bring down the Govt. on their own to end their rule in the State which is also good for the people of Tamil Nadu. Also it is good to to keep an vigil on the Central funds given to the state or else they will try to loot and share among themselves !!!
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