PM Narendra Modi holds lunch meeting with Jayalalithaa in Chennai

PM Narendra Modi holds lunch meeting with Jayalalithaa in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today took up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a slew of issues concerning her state, ranging from inter-state river disputes to the GST rollout, besides the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Jayalalithaa presented a detailed memorandum to Modi during their 50-minute luncheon meeting at her Poes Garden residence in Chennai. She called for retrieval of Katchatheevu islet from Sri Lanka, besides stressing on India’s role to ensure welfare of Lankan Tamils.

The Chief Minister sought central intervention in matters like the Cauvery and Mullaperiyar disputes with Karnataka and Kerala respectively.

In the memorandum, which was released by the state government, Jayalalithaa demanded that the Centre should immediately form the Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee for implementing the final award given by the disputes tribunal.

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