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Held review meet at Tamil Nadu Secretariat during CM Jayalalithaa's tenure also, says Venkaiah Naidu

Clarifying the charges levelled against him for conducting a review meeting at the Secretariat last month, the Union Minister recalled that he had conducted similar meets during the late CM's rule too

Published: 11th June 2017 04:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2017 04:37 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Clarifying the charges levelled against him for conducting a review meeting at the State secretariat last month, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday recalled that he had conducted similar meetings during the tenure of  the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa too.

The Union Minister clarified this while inaugurating the week-long exhibition at the Velacherry MRTS railway station, on the achievements of the Central government during the past three years in office.

“Those who criticise my visit to the Secretariat do so due to lack of information. When Jayalalithaa was holding the office, she came to the Secretariat on a Sunday to take part in my review meeting. 

So far,  I have completed review meetings in 22 States including those ruled by the Congress. We are working together with the States. Earlier, the Chief Ministers used to come to Delhi to make a request about the State government’s programmes.  Now, the Centre is coming to the Chief Ministers and discuss the issues. This is for better implementation, better coordination. Team India is our motive. We are here to supplement the efforts of the Central government I reviewed.”

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