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TN maintaining cordial relations with Centre in people's

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

K Palaniswami today said his was maintaining "cordial" relations with the BJP-led Central in the interest of the people of the state.

Palaniswami was responding to Durai Murugan's charge in the that his was virtually "subservient" to the Centre.

The welfare of people of should be protected. Schemes meant for them should reach them, the chief minister said.

"Sufficient central funds should be available for them and that is why we are maintaining cordial relations with the ..we have never been subservient," he said.

"We are not having a cordial relationship with the centre to be in power," he said.

The had recently made several requests with for Surface Transport, Nitin Gadkari, during his visit to the state.

The has assured them that Bus Ports in Coimbatore, and Salem, would be provided, among others, Palaniswami said.

Hitting out at rival, DMK, Palaniswami it of aligning with both the and "to be in power" by "compromising policies.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:55 IST