Palanisami handed over two separate letters to Mr Modi during their meeting in New Delhi, requesting his presence at the events.
Chennai: Seeking to build bridges with the Union government, chief minister Edappadi K. Palanisami on Wednesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the chief guest at two events — inauguration of late J. Jayalalithaa’s portrait in the Assembly and centenary celebrations of late MGR.
Mr Palanisami handed over two separate letters to Mr Modi during their meeting in New Delhi, requesting his presence at the events, considered significant for the ruling AIADMK.
He requested Mr Modi to unveil a portrait of late Jayalalithaa in the Tamil Nadu Assembly “on any day” in July and participate in MGR’s birth centenary celebrations in December, this year.
“We have extended an invitation to the unveiling of portrait of J Jayalalithaa and also to the centenary celebrations of MGR,” Mr Palanisami told reporters after the meeting.
The decision to unveil the portrait in the state assembly was taken at a cabinet meeting in December 2016 chaired by then chief minister O Panneerselvam, who revolted against AIADMK chief VK Sasikala in February.