PM Modi breaks protocol; meets TN CM Jayalalithaa over lunch at her residence

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Chennai, Aug 7: PM Narendra Modi who is in Chennai to to launch the First National Handloom Day at the University of Madras may also meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence.

As per an IndiaToday report, " Modi is also set to meet Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence for a 45-minute long luncheon meeting at 12:50 pm.

PM Modi to break protocol? Modi likely to meet Jayalalithaa at her residence.
A couple of senior BJP leaders from Tamil Nadu are likely to accompany Modi to the meeting, which is being described as a courtesy call by AIADMK sources. CM Jayalalithaa is likely to articulate AIADMK's stand on Land bill and GST in meeting."

PM Modi also presented Sant Kabir Awards and National Awards for handloom weavers on the occasion. Multiple layers of security have been put up for the high- profile visit, with top police officials directly supervising the security arrangements.

Though it is expected that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Modi may meet, sources in both AIADMK and BJP neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of the meeting.

Government sources did not comment either. As per protocol, the Chief Minister usually receives the Prime Minister at the airport and Jayalalithaa did so last year on June 30 when Modi arrived here enroute to Sriharikota to witness a satellite launch. It was then a brief stopover for Modi when he had a 15-minute meeting with Jayalalithaa at the airport.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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