Did not discuss politics with Amit Shah: Palaniswami

Amidst the ongoing leadership tussle with estranged party senior O Panneerselvam and vigilance raids on former AIADMK Ministers, the party’s interim general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital on Tuesday and said he didn’t discuss politics.

He had sought the Centre’s intervention for two major projects introduced during his tenure and also sought attention to the alleged deteriorating law and order situation in Tamil Nadu, especially drugs which were available without hindrance for students.

”It was a courtesy call. I urged the Home Minister’s intervention to expedite the Godavari-Cauvery river linking project and ensure water for Tamil Nadu and the Nadanthai Vazhi Cauvery to restore the river on the lines of Ganga,” Palaniswami told reporters, accompanied by former state Ministers S P Velumani and C Ve Shanmugam.

He was told that the river linking project was in the stage of formulating a detailed project report, the former chief minister said and added that he urged the Centre to ensure these two major schemes were put on fast track mode for implementation.

”No, we didn’t discuss politics. It was a courtesy call,” he replied when asked if they had discussed recent political developments in Tamil Nadu during their meeting.

Also, he had no plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi now, he said.