Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin may visit New Delhi to participate in the G-20 preparatory meeting. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is set to host the next G-20 summit in the National Capital in September 2023. The meeting is scheduled to be held on December 5, and Stalin is likely to reach Delhi on December 4.
It is to be noted here that India is heading the G-20 and is set to host the summit in New Delhi in September 2023.
There were reports that some Opposition chief ministers may boycott the G20 preparatory meeting called by the prime minister. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekara Rao, who is on a confrontation mode with the Union government, will boycott the G-20 preparatory summit.
However, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be attending the meet. She had told media persons that she would be participating as head of the Trinamool Congress.
Stalin may use the opportunity to have a meeting with the PM to press various demands of his state, including higher compensation for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The DMK Government in Tamil Nadu is on a collision course with the state Governor R N Ravi, and it has even sought his removal. Several of its allies have signed a DMK memorandum to add strength to the DMK demand.
If Stalin gets an opportunity to have a one-on-one meeting with the PM, he could raise other demands of the state and also take up the issue of the governor with the Modi. The state Law Minister S Regupathy has pointed out that nearly 21 Bills adopted by the state assembly were pending with the Governor.