The unscheduled meeting between Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan created abuzz among political parties and Tamil nationalists spinning speculations that the duo discussed about the release of the seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
There were also wild rumours in the state Secretariat that the Chief Minister may initiate a few Cabinet changes ahead of the next Assembly session in January 2020.
However, the government released a photo stating that the meeting between Chief Minister Palaniswami and Governor Purohit was a courtesy call. The meeting lasted for about half-an-hour and was private with no Ministers accompanying the Chief Minister.
With the local body polls approaching, the sudden meeting of the CM and the Governor also made rounds among the BJP circles.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also met a delegation from Finland. Finland’s External Affairs Minister Pekka Haavisto led the delegation and was given a reception at the CM’s camp office.
Hindi, Tamil versions of book on freedom fighters
Independence,’ briefly compiling the life history of 166 great freedom fighters from all over India, who sacrificed their precious lives in the freedom struggle.
Governor Purohit also released ‘Sculptors of Indian Independence,’ Tamil version-second edition book, which comprises of brief life history of 161 great freedom fighters from all over India.
On the occasion, M Murali, chairman, Sri Krishna Sweets, M Sulthanul Arifeen, Chairman, Arifa Group of Institutions, Nagapattinam, B Sirajunisa Begum, Principal, Point Calimer International School, Thopputhurai, Nagapattinam and Dr Bhuvaneswari participated.
The book was compiled by advocate V Nandakumar and it was published by the Point Calimer International School, a Raj Bhavan release here said.