Modi to visit Chennai in Jan to kickstart poll campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Chennai during the last week of January to kickstart the Lok Sabha election campaign.
According to sources, close on the heels of having video interaction with office-bearers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Modi has decided to come to TN. He will speak at public meetings either in Chennai or Tiruchy, they said.
Meanwhile, Modi on Friday condoled the death of Chennai’s beloved ‘Rs 5 Doctor’ Dr S Jayachandran, who passed away recently. Jayachandran became the beloved of residents by initially collecting just Rs 2 as fees. Later, he revised it to Rs 5 and then to Rs 10.
He never collected over Rs 20, that too only from well-off patients. For the ones who could not even afford Rs 5, he was a godsend who would refuse to receive fees.
In a tweet along with a photo of Dr Jayachandran, the PM tweeted: “Chennai based Dr S Jayachandran is a hero. His was a life purely for the betterment of others.”
Condoling the death of singer Dipali Barthakur, he said, “With the passing away of Dipali Barthakur Ji, we have lost an outstanding singer who made Assamese music and culture even more popular across India and the world. Her melodious songs will continue to enthral generations to come. Condolences to her family and countless admirers.”
Earlier in the day, he tweeted: “Paid tributes to the great Sardar Patel at the ‘Statue of Unity.’ As India’s Home Minister, his contribution towards building the framework of our security systems is immense.”
“I would specially urge you all to visit Kevadia and see the ‘Statue of Unity.’ Some friends told me that the Statue can also be seen during Delhi-Mumbai flights. So, next time you are flying that route do try to spot the Statue,” he added.