The CM later accompanied Ravi to witness a cultural show, and after a photo shoot with the artistes, both settled down to have tea.
But the Republic Day messages issued by the constitutional head and the administrative head of the state resonated with their divergent political priorities, positions and ideologies.
The Governor also said a fellowship would be provided for this research work and a period of one year could be allowed to complete this work.
DMK allies to boycott Raj Bhavan ‘At Home’ reception, ruling party likely to take part
Sharpening his attack on Governor RN Ravi, MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Wednesday said the state never had a governor worse than Ravi.
The state unit of the CPI, Thol Thirumavalavan-led Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) announced boycotting the event, scheduled on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu Congress committee vice president APCV Shanmugam, Mahila Congress president Dhanalaskhmi, and other functionaries were present.
The statement came on a day when the governor left for Delhi for the second time in a week.
The event, a month-long festival celebrating the age-old cultural connection of Tamil people with Kashi, concluded recently.
Governor RN Ravi is scheduled to visit New Delhi on Wednesday.
Appreciating the work of his son and party’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin, the DMK president said the party’s youth wing stood first among all the wings of the party.
Move comes after deputy secretary to governor filed a plaint with police commissioner
In his message, Governor Ravi said, “Pongal is the pride of Tamil people. Wherever we are on this harvest festival,
The Governor's office, providing a copy of the video clip to police, said Krishnamurthy has, in the video footage, used 'foul, abusive, defamatory and intimidatory language' against Ravi.
The governor of Tamil Nadu appears to be wanting to strike at the heart of Dravidian identity and culture while failing to understand that the Dravidian politics is not regressive.
Meanwhile, the governor is scheduled to leave for New Delhi on Friday and is expected to return to Chennai on Saturday.
The governor, wearing traditional dress (a dhoti and a shirt), went up to everyone’s chair and conveyed his Pongal wishes.
The mayors of Tiruchy and Thanjavur, who are both elected from the DMK, however, were not present to receive him during his visit.
Ravi deviating from his customary address to the state Assembly and Stalin piloting a resolution against it had deepened the already strained relations between the state govt and the Raj Bhavan.
Appavu says Stalin’s move set precedent for all other states to handle such a situation in legislatures & prevented media from carrying Ravi’s version of address