Chennai : Bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Mo di and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin was on full dis play on Saturday during the former’s visit here , as it came in the backdrop of persistent political face – offs between the ruling DMK in the state and the BJP .
Incidentally , BJP state chief K Annamalai , who has already levelled allegations of irregularities against the ruling dispensation , has said he will soon release what he de scribed as a ” corruption list ” involving the DMK ministers . Modi was received by Stalin on Saturday afternoon at the air port here . The PM was in the city to attend various official engagements .
After a warm reception at the Chennai Airport , the CM , also the DMK president , briefly held the PM’s hand and patted on the back of the latter’s palm while walking through the dis plays exhibited at the new Chennai airport terminal .
The display of camaraderie comes at a time when the DMK is politically opposed to the BJP at the Centre and Stalin batting for a Congress – led opposition unity against the NDA government . The state leaders of the two parties have been sparring over a number of issues .
The warm gesture between the two top leaders also came just hours after the PM had launched a political tirade on the leadership of the Telangana an where he had visited earlier in the day . Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao did not attend PM Modi’s event in Hyderabad .