(Eds: Updating with tweets of Modi and Stalin)
Chennai, Nov 6 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi as we speak met ailing DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, a former Tamil Nadu chief minister, right here and enquired about his well being.
This was the primary badembly between the 2 leaders after Modi grew to become the prime minister in May 2014. The badembly lasted about 20 minutes.
Modi sat subsequent to wheelchair-bound Karunanidhi, 93, and held his palms.
“Met former Tamil Nadu CM, Thiru M Karunanidhi and enquired about his [email protected],” Modi wrote on his official Twitter web page.
The prime minister, who arrived within the metropolis to participate in a few features, visited the Gopalapuram residence of Karunanidhi.
Karunanidhis son M Okay Stalin, who’s DMK Working President, welcomed Modi on the gate of the residence and honoured him with a pink scarf.
Stalin, additionally Leader of the Opposition within the state meeting, in his official twitter web page mentioned that Modi in the course of the badembly wished Karunanidhi a “speedy and full recovery.”
“Honble PM @narendramodi made a courtesy call on Dr @kalaignar89…The PM enquired about his health & wished him a speedy & full recovery,” Stalin wrote.
During his go to, Modi was accompanied by state Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan and state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Soundarrajan advised reporters that the prime minister invited Karunanidhi to go to Delhi.
DMK leaders, together with Kanimozhi, who’s the daughter of Karunanidhi and a Rajya Sabha MP, had been amongst these current in the course of the badembly.
Later, Karunanidhi made a short look exterior and waved at his supporters who cheered him.
Karunanidhi, who was taken sick in October 2016 on account of a drug-induced allergy, was twice admitted to a personal hospital in December final.
He has been since confined to his home, however made one uncommon look on October 19 this 12 months when he visited an exhibition right here held to showcase the 75-year journey of DMKs mouthpiece, Murasoli.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had known as on the nonagenarian DMK patriarch at his residence in December, 2016. PTI VIJ SA BN GSN GSN