Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will reach Delhi today on a two-day visit where he will discuss the political situation in Tamilnadu with the senior leaders of his alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Palaniswami is also likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19 and invite him to unveil a memorial for late former chief minister and AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa in Chennai among other infrastructure projects for the state.
The issue of the release of AIADMK’s former interim secretary VK Sasikala is also expected to feature in discussions during Palaniswami’s visit to the national capital.
Senior BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president Jagat Prakash Nadda, recently visited the state.
AIADMK and BJP had formed an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and will fight the crucial assembly elections together.
Last week, the BJP had said tha its “major” partner in Tamilnadu, the AIADMK would decide its chief ministerial candidate for the Assembly elections.
“They are the major partners. In Tamilnadu state, AIADMK is the major partner. They will decide who their next Chief Ministerial candidate is. They will decide,” BJP national general secretary and in-charge of Tamilnadu C T Ravi said on January 11.
It may be noted that AIADMK has already announced Palaniswami as it Chief Minister candidate.