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Tamil Nadu CM to meet Modi on Wednesday

IANS | Chennai |

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss several issues, including the political situation in the southern state.

The Chief Minister left for Delhi on Tuesday. 

The meeting assumes importance as the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to rope in the support of two AIADMK factions for the presidential poll due in July.

Palaniswami's Delhi visit comes a couple of days after Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu met him at the state Secretariat here.

The opposition parties are holding parleys in a bid to field a common candidate for the President's post. The term of President Pranab Mukherjee is ending in July 2017.

Only a couple of days ago, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, leader of one of the AIADMK factions, met Modi in Delhi.