Top Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set off ripples in Tamil Nadu political circles by calling on sick DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram situation. Mr Modi, who used to be in Chennai to lend a hand the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Tamil newspaper Dina Thanthi, departed from his scheduled itinerary to reveal to the nonagenarian chief, who’s recuperating from age-linked illness.
Though each DMK and BJP second line leaders described the test with as a courtesy name, Mr. Modi’s determination to encompass it in his agenda on the eleventh hour clearly indicated a subtle “political message” that he did no longer judge regarding the Dravidian occasion a political untouchable.
DMK sources told The Hindu that the Top Minister’s Space of labor had mounted the appointment on Sunday evening by contacting Mr. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK working president M.K. Stalin, who used to be in Sharjah to receive portion within the international annual book gleaming. Mr. Stalin has been extremely well-known of the BJP and has honest no longer too long within the past sought to assemble non-NDA events on a nationwide platform.
Mr. Stalin, who returned to Chennai early on Monday morning, used to be most popular to greet Mr. Modi outside his father’s dwelling. The two shared pleasantries and smiles sooner than Mr Stalin escorted Mr. Modi internal.
BJP enlighten president Tamilisai Soundararajan used to be up-beat regarding the test with and called the meeting an alliance of affection.
“It is a large political gesture that established the cordial relationship between the two leaders. This is succesful of perhaps the pave way for a healthy political culture due to the Top Minister went to the extent of asking for Mr. Karunanidhi to receive leisure at his situation in Delhi,” she mentioned.
DMK most foremost secretary Duraimurugan and occasion MP Kanimozhi, who had been most popular throughout the meeting, nonetheless refused to glue any political significance, asserting it used to be most efficient a courtesy name.
“There used to be no political message within the way in which Mr. Modi performed himself. We also stayed away from discussing politics,” mentioned Mr. Duraimurugan.
In the period in-between, the DMK in a assertion mentioned it used to be going ahead with searching at November eight as a sad day to highlight the “negative impact” of demonetisation all around the Direct excluding within the eight rain-affected districts.
TNCC president Su. Thirunavukkarasar felt that there used to be no political significance to Mr Modi meeting Mr. Karunanidhi. “Mr Modi will hang to unruffled hang determined to name on Mr Karunanidhi since he did now not reveal to pale Chief Minister Jayalalithaa when she used to be in health heart. He may perhaps perhaps need carried out it to carry out the goodwill of the individuals of Tamil Nadu,” the Congress chief added.