Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami pitches for central support

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami pitches for central support

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday pitched for Central government support to the state’s initiatives tied to coronavirus pandemic like prevention and relief measures during his meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing.

Palaniswami, in the second such meeting convened by the Prime Minister to discuss ways to check the spread of coronavirus with all Chief Ministers, detailed the initiatives being pursued by his government in thwarting the contagion in Tamil Nadu which occupies the third slot in the country in terms of the total number of infections.

As many as 110 new cases were reported in 15 districts of the State on April 1 bringing the total count to 234.

A brief release here said Palaniswami detailed Modi “about the preventive and relief measures being pursued by the state government and the Central help needed for such initiatives.”

Health and Revenue Ministers C Vijayabaskar and R B Udhayakumar respectively, top officials including Chief Secretary K Shanmugam, Director General of Police, J K Tripathy were also present when Palaniswami deliberated with Modi from the Secretariat at Fort St George here.

Issues like migrants welfare, availability of essentials and contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants were also likely to have been discussed and information on such aspects are expected.