What transpired at EPS-OPS’ meet with Amit Shah

New Delhi: AIADMK’s top leaders O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami, both former Chief Ministers, on Tuesday called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah and handed over a memorandum of Tamilnadu related issues.

They were accompanied by some party Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly. The two leaders were closeted with Shah for about 15 minutes, sources said and added that alliance and other issues were discussed.

Palaniswami, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly, termed the meeting with Amit Shah as a courtesy call and that no politics was discussed.

He said he had informed Amit Shah on what he discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day before.

Although both EPS and OPS claimed that they were meeting Modi and Shah for the welfare of Tamilnadu, there were also other factors at work.

According to reports, chief among them was the fear of being targeted by the BJP and the re-emergence of Sasikala, the aide of former Chief Minister and J Jayalalithaa.


NT Bureau