Modi will be on one-day tour to Chennai

Modi will be on one-day tour to Chennai

Modi will be on one-day tour to Chennai

Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami is expected to seek central assistance in the aftermath of intense monsoon rains from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be on a day-long visit.

Modi, taking part in a couple of events in the city on Monday, will arrive in the morning and will be received at the airport by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Secretariat sources said.

The Prime Minister will then leave on a helicopter to INS Adyar, where Palaniswami would apprise him on the damages caused by the floods and seek funds to carry out relief efforts.

Amid tight security, Modi will then proceed to   Madras University Centenary Hall to preside over the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil daily 'Dina Thanthi'.

Police sources at the headquarters said 10,000 policemen have been deployed as part of the security measure. Traffic diversions have also been made near the Marina Beach, they added.

After the function, Modi will attend the wedding celebrations of an IAS officer in the Prime Minister's Office at Raja Annamalaipuram. He will also hold consultation meetings with BJP state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, Rajya Sabha member L Ganesan and other senior functionaries.

The Prime Minister will leave for Delhi later in the day.