OPS meets Modi, seeks funds for TN

OPS meets Modi, seeks funds for TN

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss state-specific issues, including pending Central funds.

“There were no discussions on politics of the state, however, I put forth state-specific issues including funds that has been pending for the state,” he said, adding that a memorandum in this regard has been submitted to the Prime Minister.

He said that he had asked Prime Minister Modi to release funds for solving issues of drinking water caused by deficient rainfall, Avinashi-Athikadavu groundwater recharge scheme.

The meeting comes amid speculation on how his faction will vote in the upcoming presidential elections in the State.

Panneerselvam, when asked a direct question on the issue, said he and his colleagues would formulate a view “only after candidates are announced by both the government and the Opposition.”

“There were no discussions on politics of the state, however, I put forth state-specific issues including funds that has been pending,” Panneerselvam said.