EPS reaches Delhi with big plans

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today reached New Delhi to take part in the second meeting of organising committee on celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Palaniswami was accorded a warm welcome by the AIADMK MPs and other functionaries in the capital. The meeting will be presided by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Post the meeting, Palaniswami is expected to have a private interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Palaniswami will also be meeting Home Minister Amit Shah and invite him for the event, it is said.

During meetings with the two leaders, EPS is expected to discuss certain important issues.  Palaniswami on Wednesday defended his party’s support to the amendment to the Citizenship Act in Parliament saying the law will not affect any Indian, to whichever religion one may belong.

“The Citizenship Amendment Act will not impact any Indian living in India, whichever religion they may profess,” he said in his first reaction to the CAA after protests by students and opposition parties broke out in Tamil Nadu.

Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, the Chief Minister told reporters here the two leaders have amply clarified that the CAA will not affect any Indian citizen. “They have clarified in both Parliament and through the media..this will not affect Indians at all…this amendment will have no bearing for any Indian and still you are repeating the question,” he said.