DMDK chief Vijayakanth today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital and urged to fulfil the demands of the state. Vijayakanth was accompanied by leaders from the DMK, BJP, VCK, TMC(M), MDMK, IJK and other parties. Union Minister from Tamil Nadu and senior BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan was also present.
Briefing the media after the meeting, Vijayakanth said that the meeting was very smooth and Modi gave a patient hearing when they narrated the issues faced by Tamil Nadu. “Opposition parties have come on a single platform for the benefit of the people of Tamil Nadu. We have discussed various important things with the Prime Minister,” the Opposition leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly said.
Elaborating, he said that they discussed issues such as Karnataka’s proposal to construct dam in Mekedatu across Cauvery, Mullaiperiyar row and attacks on fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.
Vijayakanth further said they demanded Rs 25 lakh each compensation to the families of the 20 victims from Tamil Nadu, who were killed during the ‘encounter’ in Andhra Pradesh.
This was the first official meeting between DMDK president and Prime Minister Modi. Today’s meeting comes a day after Vijayakanth called on all opposition leaders in Tamil Nadu and requested them to be part of the delegation led by him.