Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and discussed the political situation in the state, including the possibility of the merger of AIADMK factions.

Talking to the media, he said he had detailed discussions with the Prime Minister on the prevailing political situation, the stance of Tamil Nadu government headed by K. Palanisamy and the problems facing the state.

Asked if it would be right to speculate that the merger of the two AIADMK factions headed by him and the Chief Minister came up for discussion, Panneerselvam said: “You can speculate whatever you want.”

AIADMK MP V. Maitreyan, who accompanied Panneerselvam, said the political atmosphere in Tamil Nadu was discussed.

“But it would be demeaning to say that the Prime Minister is involved in the affairs of another party,” he added.

Asked about the possibility of AIADMK’s merger, Panneerselvam said whatever decision he would take would be in the interest of the people of Tamil Nadu and in accordance with the thinking of the party cadre.