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Jayalalithaa to meet PM Narendra Modi over Tamil Nadu's development

Friday, 30 May 2014 - 11:40am IST | Place: Chennai | Agency: PTI

  • jaya-modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left), and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (right)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who had boycotted the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26, will now meet him on June 3 to take up issues relating to the state's growth. Jayalalithaa will meet Modi at his South Block office in New Delhi on June 3, a state government release said, adding she will present a memorandum to the prime minister.

"This memorandum will include some crucial issues relating to Tamil Nadu which have been pending with the Government of India," the release said, in an apparent reference to Jayalalithaa's demand for a relief package from the Centre among others.

She had first taken up the matter with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011 after winning the assembly polls and has been pressing for the demands ever since. The release said the memorandum will also highlight some issues which require the urgent attention of the Centre "to safeguard the legitimate interests of the state and to propel the state on a faster growth path".

Jayalalithaa had boycotted the swearing in of Modi as Prime Minister on May 26, opposing the participation of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the ceremony.

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