Palaniswami meets PM

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport here tonight.

Palaniswami, accompanied by Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan, called on Modi at the VIP Lounge in the airport, official sources said.

The meeting lasted about 20 minutes, they said without divulging any further detail.

Modi arrived at the airport from Isha Yoga Centre near here after inaugurating a 112-feet bust of ‘Adiyogi’ Lord Shiva, where Palaniswami was also present.

The Prime Minister later left for New Delhi, police said.

Earlier during the day at a press meet here, Palaniswami said he would meet Modi in New Delhi on February 27 and take up issues such as excluding Tamil Nadu from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).