PM Narendra Modi meets DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi in Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met DMK president M Karunanidhi here on Saturday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Nov 06, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi meets DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi in Chennai

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met DMK president M Karunanidhi here on Saturday.

DMK sources also confirmed the meet, saying the two leaders are scheduled to meet at 12.30 pm at Karunanidhi's Gopalapuram residence.

The Prime Minister was received by DMK working president and Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin.

This is the first time Modi has met Karunanidhi at his residence.

Modi's visit comes at a time when Stalin has been attacking the central government.

Stalin has been charging the Centre with running a proxy government in Tamil Nadu. He has also said that the BJP government led by Modi had not fulfilled the promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

Karunanidhi fell ill in October, 2016 due to a drug- induced allergy. In December last, he was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital here twice.

The veteran leader was admitted to the hospital for "optimisation of nutrition and hydration" in the first week of December and later, due to a throat and lung infection.

He had undergone a tracheostomy, a procedure to optimise breathing.

The nonagenarian leader had made his first public appearance on October 19 this year, the first since his illness, when he visited an exhibition here held to showcase the 75-year journey of DMK's mouthpiece, 'Murasoli'. 

The prime minister will attend the wedding of the daughter of Dr TV Somanathan, a retired PMO official, at Raja Annamalaipuram later in the day.