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Panneerselvam meets Modi, denies differences with Palaniswamy

PM assured him that whatever coal was required for power production would be made available to the state, he said

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam. Photo: PTI
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam. Photo: PTI

Deputy Chief Minister O. on Thursday Prime Minister Modi, triggering speculation of differences between him and Chief Minister K. Palaniswamy, but he asserted that they were working unitedly.

"There are no hard feelings in me. And there will be no hard feelings because of me. It has been an unconditional merger (between the factions headed by and Palaniswamy) at the end of the 'dharma yudham'," he said.

"The functioning of the government is good and brilliant. The Chief Minister is consulting me and all other ministers before taking decisions," he told reporters after meeting Modi.

Journalists plied with questions about the reported differences between him and and that he had complained to the Prime Minister about them.

He said there was no basis for such speculation, adding that both he and the Chief Minister have come together to ensure the proper functioning of the government for realizing the ideals of the late MGR and J. Jayalalithaa.

When a reporter asked him about the "saffronisation" of Tamil Nadu, shot back: "The media questioning has now gone off the track."

About the purpose of the meeting with Modi, said he had given a memorandum seeking allotment of coal for electricity production because of its shortage.

The Prime Minister assured him that whatever coal was required for power production would be made available to the state, he said.

He also discussed the situation in the wake of the spread of dengue in The Prime Minister promised him that a central team would study the situation and take remedial steps.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 16:28 IST
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