Chennai, May 26 (UNI) Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today assured DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi that he would ensure early release of Central funds for flood relief works.
The assurance came when Mr Chidambaram called at Mr Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence here.
Later talking to mediapersons, Mr Chidambaram described the nearly half-an-hour meeting as a courtesy call.
Various issues, including the Central funds for undertaking flood relief works in the State, the Hogenakkal drinking water project and the desalination plant to be set up near the city, were discussed during the meeting, he said.
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