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PM Modi's Visit To Chennai Today Hints At Changing Political Equations


PM Modi's visit comes days after Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam confirmed speculation that the BJP's top leadership, particularly PM Modi, had a role to play in the merger of the AIADMK's two factions; one led by him and another by Chief Minister E Palaniswami. On a visit that is being seen to hint at the AIADMK cosying up to the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Chennai today to launch the state government's scheme for a Rs 25,000 subsidy for women to buy two wheelers. The launch of the scheme - Amma Two-wheeler Scheme - has been timed to coincide with the birth anniversary of AIADMK matriarch J Jayalalithaa who had first promised  the 50 per cent subsidy scheme in the run-up to the 2016 assembly elections.   

short by: Nishan Puthran/read more at NDTV