BJP State president Annamalai to meet Tamil leaders during Sri Lanka trip
BJP’s Tamil Nadu state president, K Annamalai, will embark on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka, a trip deemed as a calculated political move by the party to improve its fortunes in the state.
The BJP is trying to make its presence felt in Tamil Nadu and with a political alliance with the AIADMK, the party has gained momentum in state politics.
According to Annamalai, the visit to the island nation which is currently facing its worst-ever economic crisis comes on an invitation by the Ceylon Workers Congress.
Annamalai said: “I am leaving for a four-day trip to Sri Lanka and would meet lawmakers, NGO representatives, and political leaders. I will present a report on the situation in the island nation to Union Home Minister Amit Shahji and BJP president J P Nadda.”
The Ceylon Workers Congress has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending financial support to the tune of $1 billion to the island nation.
In a statement, it said: “We the people of Indian origin would like to honour him for his commitment to support us. We are planning this occasion along with the May Day celebrations on May 1 in the country which was visited by the Prime Minister in 2017 and addressed the people of Indian origin and also promised 10,000 houses the construction of which is taking now.”
[With Inputs from IANS]
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