New Delhi: AIADMK top leaders and former Tamilnadu Chief Ministers O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House in New Delhi.
According to sources, their discussion with the PM lasted for 25 minutes, during which a range of issues, including internal party matters, alleged ‘vendetta politics’ of the DMK regime and welfare schemes for Tamilnadu were discussed.
Senior AIADMK leaders were also present during the meeting. After the meeting with Modi, the AIADMK leaders told reporters that they discussed about various welfare measures related to Tamilnadu.
Palaniswami said, “We thanked the Prime Minister for campaigning for alliance candidates in the Assembly election. We have urged him to allocate sufficient doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Tamilnadu. As far Mekedatu issue is concerned, we had demanded the Centre not to accord permission to Karanataka to construct the dam at Mekedatu.”
He added: “If Centre provides permission then Delta districts would turn into a desert. As many as 14 districts are dependent on Cauvery for drinking. So, we placed a demand before PM Modi on this issue. Also, to overcome the water scarcity in Tamilnadu, we have asked them to implement the Godavari-Cauvery river link initiative as soon as possible.”