Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a warm send-off by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and senior leaders of the State unit of the BJP at the airport on Saturday.
Earlier, Modi arrived here from Fisherman’s Cove seaside resort at Kovalam, off Mahabalipuram by a chopper.
BJP supporters, who lined up on both sides of the road from Kovalam to the helipad at Thiruvidanthai near Mahabalipuram raised “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” slogans and a smiling Modi reciprocated by waving at them.
The general public too had gathered to greet the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister in his twitter handle said he and the Chinese President had productive deliberations on improving the bilateral ties as the second informal meet between the two leaders concluded at nearby Mahabalipuram.
“I thank President Xi Jinping for coming to India for our second informal summit. The #ChennaiConnect will add great momentum to India-China relations. This will benefit the people of our nations and the world,” he said.