While Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah's second visit to the Tamil Nadu capital was keenly watched for its political gravitas, he has called it off.
Shah was to occupy the dais on the 51st anniversary function of Thuglaq, a popular Tamil-political weekly magazine. He was also to enquire the ailing actor 'Superstar' Rajinikanth who dissolved plans of political plunge.
In his previous visit during November, he inaugurated projects worth Rs 62,000 crores including second phase of metro rail project and Thervoy-Kandigai reservoir project.
Sources said BJP national president JP Nadda will be taking part in the function instead. Nadda was scheduled to visit Chennai on December 30 and 31 but could not do so after he tested COVID positive.