Jaya to meet Modi next week

Chennai:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will visit New Delhi on June 14 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss key state issues.

This will be Jayalalithaa’s first visit to the national capital since assuming the post for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu after her party AIADMK secured a thumping victory in the Assembly polls that concluded last month.

Also, the visit comes after a long hiatus.

“Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will be leaving Chennai for New Delhi on the morning of June 14 and will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss important issues relating to Tamil Nadu,” an official release said here today.

She will be returning to Chennai the same day, the release said.

A meeting between the two took place last August when Modi had visited Tamil Nadu.

Breaking protocol, Modi called on Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence and she had submitted a memorandum comprising several state specific requests to him.