Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and AIADMK leader M Thambidurai called on Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao here on Thursday.

Thambidurai later told reporters that it was a courtesy call as he has known Rao for a long time. He said he did not discuss the political situation in the state with Rao.

Tamil Nadu Finance and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar also met Rao. Jayakumar said: "The meeting was in connection with the selection of Vice Chancellor of a university."

The meetings come amid efforts within the divided ruling AIADMK to merge.