TN, Kerala CMs meet in Chennai; vow to work together to end inter-state problems

TN, Kerala CMs meet in Chennai; vow to work together to end inter-state problems

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday called on his Tamil Nadu counterpart K Palaniswami here and the two decided to hold official-level talks to solve the water disputes between the two states.

Palaniswami on Thursday assured his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan of help in probing Nirmal chit fund scam case where more than 20,000 investors were duped to the extent of Rs 2,000 crore.

The CPI(M) leader, who was in the city to attend a conference organised by the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi later today, discussed various crucial issues with his TN counterpart.

Replying to a query on inter-State water disputes, Vijayan said people from both the States were “brothers and sisters” and any dispute would be resolved through discussions.

“Officials would discuss the issues. If necessary, ministerial discussions would happen. And if necessary, the Chief Ministers can hold discussions,” Vijayan said.

The chief ministers also discussed Nirmal chit fund scam, being investigated by the TN and the Kerala police. “It’s a big fraud. I spoke to him (Palaniswami) about the Nirmal chit fund. The company’s operations are in Kerala and Kanyakumari,” he said.