Narendra Modi arrives in TN amid protests

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Chennai, Jan 14: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's poll mascot Narendra Modi arrived here today on a daylong visit to the city, amid tight security and protests by Muslim outfits for his alleged role in 2002 Godhra carnage. He was received at the airport by BJP Tamil Nadu President L Ganesan, senior BJP leaders Su Thirunavukkarasar, former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and senior party leaders and former BJP Rajya Sabha member and Thuglaq Tamil Political Weekly and Journalist Cho S Ramaswamy.

During his visit, Mr Modi would interact with the office bearers of the party at the BJP headquarters and proceed to AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence for a luncheon meeting in which former Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad would also participate. In the evening, Mr Modi would participate in the 37th anniversary function of Thuglaq before team leaving for Ahmedabad tonight.

Modi denied to comment on the meeting and said this meeting is just an invitation from Jayalalitha for lunch on the occasion of Pongal.


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