Narendra Modi Chennai visit, Tamil Nadu News: Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai has come out all guns blazing against Chief Minister M K Stalin saying the ruling government staged a “political drama” last evening when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Chennai for inaugurating several projects and laying the foundation stone for fresh infrastructure projects worth over Rs 31,500 crore. Annamalai, who received PM Modi and participated in the event that took place at Nehru Indoor Stadium on Thursday, told reporters that the Prime Minister did not reach the city for a BJP function but to initiate welfare projects for the people of Tamil Nadu.
Inaugurating several completed projects and laying the foundation stone for fresh infrastructure projects worth Rs 31,500 crore here on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed his government’s priorities and initiatives, including those to promote Tamil language and culture. In his first visit to Chennai after the DMK government took charge last year, the Prime Minister said, “It is always wonderful to be back in Tamil Nadu. This land is special. The people, culture and language of this state are outstanding.”
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, in his address at the same event, highlighted the state’s contribution to national economy to raise a number of long-pending demands such as payment of GST dues from the Centre. He noted that in this ‘Dravidian Model’ of governance, while taking various welfare and developmental measures, he wants the PM to note that they have largely corrected the fiscal imbalance and also re-structured the finances of the state.