Chennai: Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chennai on 14 February, sources say he would hold separate discussions with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam.
It is said that some ‘crucial issues’ would be discussed during the brief meetings. Modi will be in Chennai for around three hours to lay the foundation for several projects and inaugurate those that have been completed at a grand function to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here.
As per the plan, the PM will arrive at Chennai airport at 10.40 am and reach the programme venue by helicopter. He is scheduled to leave for Kochi at 1.35 pm.
Modi will inaugurate a slew of projects including the Chennai Metro Rail service to Wimco Nagar in the city.
On the same day the PM will also inaugurate the Integrated Refinery Expansion Complex at BPCL, Kochi.
Modi’s visit to the poll bound Tamilnadu comes at a time when the BJP’s ally in the State, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is in some distress over the return of VK Sasikala, a close aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.