This will be Rao’s first meeting with Stalin after the latter assumed charge as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in May this year. The meeting assumes significance in the wake of the TRS government’s ongoing row with the BJP government at the Centre on the issue of paddy procurement
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin in Chennai on Tuesday. He, however, did not disclose the agenda of the meeting, leading to speculation linking the visit to his attempts to revive his plans to float a non-BJP and non-Congress national-level political alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister performed special pujas at Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple at Srirangam in Tamil Nadu along with his family members.
He was accompanied by his wife Shobha, son and minister K.T. Rama Rao, daughter-in-law Shailima, Rajya Sabha member Joginapally Santosh Kumar, grandchildren and others.
This is the CM’s second visit to Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple. Earlier, he visited the temple soon after the Lok Sabha polls in May 2019. Rao’s second visit to the temple marked the third anniversary of taking oath as the CM of Telangana for the second term on December 13, 2018