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Jayalalithaa meets PM, does not rule out support to govt in RS

PTI 03 Jun 2014, 19:33:13 IST
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and did not rule out the support of her party AIADMK to his government in the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA is in a minority.  She met Modi in his office for the first time since he became the Prime Minister.

During the 50-minute meeting, Jayalalithaa presented a 65-page memorandum which included demands for additional allocation of resources for Tamil Nadu and expediting formation of a sub-committee for the Mullaperiyar Dam after the Supreme Court order to raise its water level to 142 feet.

After the meeting, she said, it was “very useful”. Asked if AIADMK would join NDA, the party chief said there is “no proposal”.

Queried about the possibility of AIADMK supporting NDA from outside, she replied, “NDA has got an independent majority. For that matter the BJP itself has got an independent majority. They don't need support from outside.”

Asked if AIADMK will support the NDA in the Rajya Sabha, Jayalalithaa did not rule it out, saying “We will see when that situation arises.”