Puducherry CM calls on Karunanidhi

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Chennai, Sept 7 (UNI) Newly-elected Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithialingam today called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and assured him that he would provide good governance in the Union Territory.

Mr Vaithialingam, who took over the helm of affairs from N Rangasamy, requested Mr Karunanidhi to extend state government's help and support to enable him to provide good governance.

''I have requested Mr Karunanidhi to extend both his government and party's support to the Puducherry government'', he told newspersons.

Stating that he had no problems with his predecessor, Mr Vaithialingam said he has convened a party meeting to sort out some problems in the party.

''We will soon have talks in the presence of a representative from the party high command and resolve the issues'', he added.

He was accompanied by Health Minister E Valsaraj, Public Works Minister M O H Shajahan, Revenue Minister Malladi Krishna Rao, Social Welfare Minister M Kandasamy and Local Administration Minister A Namachivayam.

Earlier, Union Minister G K Vasan called on Mr Karunanidhi and congratulated him for Madras Univesity conferring honorary doctorate and the DMK selecting him for Periyar award.


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