West Bengal Raj Bhawan Sexual Harassment Case

Udhayanidhi Made Remarks Voluntarily; Can’t Claim Same Immunity As Media

The Supreme Court on Monday told the Tamil Nadu minister and DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin that he cannot claim to be in the same position as media and news channels while seeking clubbing of multiple FIRs registered against him for his “eradicate Sanatan Dharma” remark.

“You (Stalin) have made the statements voluntarily,” said a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta.

The observation of the bench came as Stalin, while seeking the apex court’s intervention to club all the FIRs lodged against him in the matter, relied on judgements rendered by the Supreme Court in cases involving journalists such as Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami, Mohammed Zubair, Amish Devgan and Nupur Sharma.

The bench said, “After all, you have made the statements voluntarily. And the cases you cited–those were news media people who were working as per the diktats of their bosses to get TRPs. You cannot compare yourself to the media.”

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for them highlighted the case of BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, against whom multiple FIRs were lodged in different States and later transferred to one State.

“Nupur Sharma is a pure politician,” Singhvi told the bench.

The top court then questioned why Stalin had filed a petition before the Supreme Court under Article 32 (remedies for enforcement of fundamental rights) of the Constitution instead of invoking Section 406 (power of Supreme Court to transfer cases and appeals) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The bench then ordered Stalin to amend his plea and file it under Section 406 CrPC and listed the matter for hearing in the week commencing on May 6.

Earlier, the apex court frowned upon Stalin over his remarks calling for the eradication of ‘Sanatana Dharma’ and told him that he is “not a layman but a minister” and he should know the consequences of his remarks.

“You abuse your rights under freedom of speech and expression and right to freedom of religion and then come to Supreme Court for protection under Article 32? Do you not know the consequences of what you said?,” the bench had asked Stalin’s counsel.

Stalin approached the apex court seeking clubbing of multiple FIRs registered against him in several states over his remarks.

He sought relief from the top court to club all the FIRs, saying FIRs are registered in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra.

DMK leader Stalin made remarks comparing ‘Sanatana Dharma’ to diseases like ‘malaria’ and ‘dengue’ while advocating for its elimination on the grounds that it was rooted in the caste system and historical discrimination.

His remarks triggered a massive political controversy across the country. It led to several criminal complaints being filed against him. (ANI)

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Udhayanidhi Stalin

Udhayanidhi Responds To BJP’s Nepotism Barb

Hitting back at the BJP, which has been taking frequent potshots at his party over ‘nepotism’, ruling DMK leader and minister Udhayanidhi Stalin said he does belong to a family-run party as all of Tamil Nadu is Karunanidhi’s (late party stalwart and his grandfather) kin.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Udhayanidhi, the son of Chief Minister MK Stalin, said, “They (BJP) call us (DMK) a family-run party. I agree that DMK is a family-run party, as all of Tamil Nadu is Karunanidhi’s family.”

Also targeting former CM and AIADMK leader E Palaniswami, Udhayanidhi said, “Till (AIADMK stalwart) Jayalalitha was the chief minister, NEET (National Eligibility and Entrance Test) was not allowed in the state. However, after her demise, the slave government (the previous AIADMK-run regime) allowed the NEET exam to be held in the state for fear of the BJP. The decision by the previous government to bring NEET to Tamil Nadu drove one of our daughters, Anita (who led the state’s fight against the all-India national and medical engineering exam), to take her own life. Thereafter, till now, 22 students have died by suicide due to fear of the NEET exam.”

A long-time former chief minister, Kalaignar Karunanidhi was a cult figure in the state’s Dravidian politics. Under his leadership, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, since 1957, contested and won all general elections in the state, barring 1984, when he didn’t contest the polls.

Kalaignar passed away on August 7, 2018, aged 94. He was buried with full state honours at Marina Beach, next to his mentor and former Tamil Nadu chief minister, CN Annadurai.

The voting for all 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu will be held in the first phase on April 19.

During polling for the 2019 general elections, the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance, comprising the Congress, VCK, MDMK, CPI, CPI(M), IUML, MMK, KMDK, TVK, and AIFB, registered a landslide victory, winning 38 of the 39 seats.

In 2019, the DMK won 23 Lok Sabha seats, hogging 33.2 per cent of the total votes polled, while the Congress bagged 8 seats, with its vote share at 12.9 per cent. The CPI, too, won two seats in the state.

The elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the country will be held in seven phases, starting April 19. (ANI)

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BJP Lok Sabha

BJP Releases 4th List Of 15 Candidates For LS Polls

The BJP on Friday released its fourth list of 15 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list includes the parliamentary constituencies of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

In Tamil Nadu, Pon V Balaganapathy will contest from Tiruvallur, RC Paul Kanagaraj from Chennai (North), A Ashwathaman from Tiruvannamalai, KP Ramalingam from Namakkal and AP Muruganandam from Tiruppur.

The party has decided to field K Vasantharajan from Pollachi, VV Senthilnathan from Karur, P Karthiyayini from Chidambaram (SC), SGM Ramesh from Nagapattinam, M Muruganandam from Thanjavur, Devanathan Yadav from Sivaganga, Raama Sreenivasan from Madurai, Raadhika Sarathkumar from Virudhunagar and B John Pandian from Tenkasi (SC).

According to the list, A Namassivayam will contest the lone seat in the Union Territory of Puducherry for the upcoming polls.

The list was released by the National General Secretary, Arun Singh, following the meeting of the Central Election Committee of the BJP.

Meanwhile, the party on Thursday released a list of nine Lok Sabha candidates for Tamil Nadu, fielding former Telangana Governor and party leader Tamilisai Soundarajan from Chennai South and Annamalai from Coimbatore.

The AIADMK has chosen Singai G Ramachandran, head of the party’s IT wing, as its nominee for the Coimbatore Lok Sabha seat.

The voting for all 39 seats in Tamil Nadu will be held in the first phase on April 19.

During the 2019 general elections, the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance, which comprised Congress, VCK, MDMK, CPI, CPI(M), IUML, MMK, KMDK, TVK, AIFB, registered a landslide victory by winning 38 of the 39 seats.

In 2019, DMK won 23 Lok Sabha seats with 33.2 per cent vote share, Congress bagged 8 seats with 12.9 per cent vote and CPI won two seats in Tamil Nadu.

The election for 543 Lok Sabha seats in the country will be held in seven phases starting April 19.

Nearly 97 crore voters are eligible to cast votes in the general election. (ANI)

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SC Questions TN Governor’s Conduct For Not Appointing K Ponmudy As Minister

The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the conduct of Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi over his decision to refuse to appoint K Ponmudy as a minister in the state cabinet and said that he had defied the order of the top court.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, along with justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra, made these observations while hearing the Tamil Nadu government’s plea challenging the Governor’s decision to refuse to appoint K Ponmudy as minister in the state cabinet.

The court, while adjourning the matter for tomorrow, also remarked that if it doesn’t hear anything in a positive manner over the issue, then it may pass the order with certain observations.

CJI noted that Ponmudy’s conviction has been stayed by the top court and in spite of that, the Tamil Nadu Governor is not allowing him to swear in. The top court remarked, “Attorney General, what is your Governor doing, Please tell the Governor that it is going to make some observations now.”

The Supreme Court said that after the top court stayed Ponmudy’s conviction, how could the governor say that, Ponmudy’s re-induction as the Minister would be against constitutional morality?

CJI Chandrachud said, “We are seriously concerned about the conduct of the Governor in this case. We did not want to say it out loud in court but you are now constraining us to say that aloud.”

The top court commented that the Governor is defying the Supreme Court of India. The bench also remarked that when a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court stays a conviction, the Governor has no business to tell us that this does not wipe off the conviction and observed that those who have advised the Governor have not advised him correctly. Now the Governor better be informed that when the Supreme Court of India stays a conviction, then law has to follow its course, the court said.

The court was dealing with the TN government’s plea against the Governor’s decision refusing to appoint Ponmudy as minister. In the plea, TN Government has urged the top court to issue directions to appoint K Ponmudy as a Member of Legislative Assembly as a Minister of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Recently, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi has refused to accept the recommendation of Chief Minister MK Stalin to appoint K Ponmudy as a minister after he was reinstated as an MLA.

The TN Government submitted that the letter of the Governor refusing to accede to Chief Minister’s request to appoint Ponmudy as the Higher Education Minister amounts to a blatant breach of Article 164(1) of the Constitution and is liable to be set aside. The TN Government said that the Governor is attempting to run a parallel government and is attempting to choose a minister as per his subjective assessment of suitability, which is impermissible.

Disqualified Tamil Nadu minister and DMK senior leader K Ponmudy was reinstated days after the Supreme Court stayed his conviction and three-year jail sentence in a disproportionate asset case on March 13, 2024.

Reinstating Ponmudy, the state legislative assembly speaker, M Appavu, has said he will continue as a member of the Legislative Assembly. However, the Governor has expressed his inability to appoint Ponmudy as a minister again.

Notably, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption registered a case against Ponmudy and his wife, Visalakshi, in 2011.

Ponmudy was also the minister for higher education and mines during the DMK regime from 2006 to 2011. (ANI)

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Tamil Nadu Odisha West Bengal and Bihar

Modi To Visit Telangana, TN, Odisha, WB, Bihar On March 4-6

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar from March 4 to 6, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several developmental projects.

The Prime Minister will visit Telangana on March 4, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 56,000 crore at a public programme in Adilabad. On the same day, the Prime Minister will visit BHAVINI in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.

According to the Prime Minister’s office, the major focus of the projects will be the power sector.

The Prime Minister will dedicate NTPC’s 800 MW (Unit-2) Telangana Super Thermal Power Project in Peddapalli, Telangana.

PMO mentioned that based on Ultra-Supercritical Technology, the project will supply 85 per cent of power to Telangana and will have the highest power generation efficiency of approximately 42 per cent among all power stations of NTPC in India.

The foundation stone of the project was also laid by the Prime Minister.

From the same public programme in Adilabad, the Prime Minister will also dedicate 660 MW (Unit-2) of the North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project in Chatra, Jharkhand. PM Modi will also dedicate the Fly Ash Based Light Weight Aggregate Plant at Sipat, Bilaspur, in Chhattisgarh; STP Water to Green Hydrogen Plant at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

Further, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Singrauli Super Thermal Power Project, Stage-III (2×800 MW) in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh; Flue Gas CO2 to 4G Ethanol Plant at Lara, Raigarh in Chhattisgarh; Sea Water to Green Hydrogen Plant at Simhadri, Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh; and the Fly Ash Based FALG Aggregate Plant at Korba, in Chhattisgarh.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate seven projects and also lay the foundation stone of one project of the Power Grid Corporation of India. He will also lay the foundation of Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited’s (BSUL’s) 1200 MW Jalaun Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh.

“The park will generate about 2400 million units of electricity every year,” the PMO said, adding that the Prime Minister will also inaugurate three solar power projects of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) in Jalaun and Kanpur Dehat in Uttar Pradesh.

On March 5, the Prime Minister will visit Sangareddy in Telangana where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various developmental projects worth Rs 6,800 crore. On the same day, the Prime Minister will leave for Chandikhole in Odisha, where he will unveil developmental projects worth Rs 19,600 crore.

On the third day of his visit to the five states, Prime Minister Modi will visit West Bengal, where he will unveil projects worth Rs 15,400 crore in Kolkata. Afterwards, the Prime Minister will leave for Bihar, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various projects worth around Rs 12,800 crore in Bettiah. (ANI)

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TN Modi

Jallikattu Bull Replica, Shawl And More, Gifts Modi Received From People Of TN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the people of Palladam on Tuesday where he received immense affection and received a heartwarming gifts from the people of Tamil Nadu.

A huge gathering of supporters had lined up at the closing ceremony of the ‘En Mann Ek Makkal’ padayatra in where PM received immense affection from the Kongu region reflecting in what was presented to him on stage.

PM Modi was gifted a 67 kg Turmeric Mala (Garland) by people from Erode to thank him for establishing the Turmeric Board.

The Erode area is known for turmeric cultivation. Farmers from there feel the NDA government’s decision to set up the board will boost exports.

The Thoda tribal community’s gifted handmade shawl from Nilgiris was presented to PM to express gratitude because of PM’s emphasis on women SHGs. There is optimism that the shawl sales will rise significantly due to this.

However, a replica of Jallikattu Bull was also presented to the PM as a mark of thanks to bring back Jallikattu after Congress banned it in the time of UPA, where DMK was also a partner.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that even though the Bharatiya Janata Party has not been in power in Tamil Nadu but the state has always been in the heart of the BJP adding that his relationship with Tamil Nadu is not connected to politics but of that from the heart.

Addressing a public rally in Palladam, PM Modi said that his relationship with Tamil Nadu is decades old, adding that the people, who sit in air-conditioned rooms in Delhi, and dream of breaking the integrity of the country, need to come here and see that Tamil Nadu will shape the destiny of India in front of their eyes.

“Even though the BJP has not been in power in Tamil Nadu, the state has always been in the heart of the BJP. All my Tamil brothers and sisters understand this and are aware of it. So those who have looted the state for decades are scared of the increasing power of the BJP (in the state). Tamil Nadu has always given me unconditional love,” the prime minister said.

The Prime Minister further said that the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu represents India’s growth story in many ways.

“It is one of India’s most vibrant textile and industry hubs. It also contributes to our country’s wind energy capacity. This region is also known for the spirit of enterprise. Our risk-taking entrepreneurs and MSMEs play a role in making us the fastest growing economy,” it added.

He further said that this year, Tamil Nadu is going to create history, adding that the historical ‘en man en makkal’ padayatra is the biggest proof.

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (ANI)

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Coimbatore Blast Case

Coimbatore Car Blast: NIA Raids 21 Places, Arrests Four

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested four suspects during its raid at 21 locations across Tamil Nadu in the 2022 ISIS-inspired Coimbatore car bomb blast and the ISIS radicalisation and recruitment case, the agency said on Sunday.

The anti-terror agency search operation conducted on Saturday led to the seizure of a large number of electronic devices, material objects and documents. These included six laptops, 25 mobile phones, 34 SIM cards, six SD cards and three hard discs.

Raids were conducted at 11 locations associated with Madras Arabic College and Kovai Arabic College in connection with the radicalisation case, which involved individuals engaged in the clandestine radicalisation of gullible youth in the garb of Arabic language classes through the preaching of radical ideologies and promotion of violent Jihad at their Regional Study Centres in Tamil Nadu.

Besides the Arabic classes, the agency said, the radicalisation took place online, through social media platforms and mobile applications, such as WhatsApp and Telegram.

“The ISIS operatives were using the classes and the social media to impart radical sermons to propagate Khilafat and ISIS ideologies inimical to India’s constitutionally established principles of secularism and democracy,” said the NIA.

As per the anti-terror agency, susceptible youth were also being recruited to commit terrorist acts and unlawful activities, such as the Coimbatore car bomb blast that took place in October 2022.

The NIA investigations had further revealed that 10 accused arrested in the blast case had been associated with the Kovai Arabic College in Coimbatore.

The NIA teams on Saturday also simultaneously swooped down on another 10 places connected with the car bomb blast case.

“Extensive searches were conducted at various places linked with suspects, who were part of an encrypted mobile platform group, along with the accused arrested in connection with the ISIS-inspired VBIED terror attack in Coimbatore.”

Investigations showed that the suspects had eulogised Zahran Hashim, the dead Sri Lankan terrorist who had been preaching hate and violence and had orchestrated the PBIED attack that killed more than 250 civilians in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2019, said the NIA.

“The suspects and accused were found to have used the platform to discuss ISIS activities and prospects with a view of establishing the outfit’s foothold in India,” said the NIA.

Three of the persons arrested following the raids were linked with the Madras Arabic College, said the NIA, adding “they included one Jameel Basha Umari, who had floated the college to promote fundamentalism, extremism and radicalisation.”

Jameel Basha Umari had spoken vocally in support of Khilafat ideology and had also promoted and advocated the concept of martyrdom for violent Jihad. Two others, Maulvi Hussain Faizy alias Mohammed Hussain Faizy and Irshath, are former students of Jameel and Madras Arabic College, and had been responsible for rechristening Madras Arabic College as Kovai Arabic College, said the NIA.

The fourth accused arrested following the raids has been identified as Syed Abdur Rahman Umari, who was in possession of incriminating literature connected with ISIS. He was also involved in propagating the tenets of ISIS to the accused connected with the Coimbatore car bomb blast case through secret ‘bayans’ and ‘masooras’.

“Investigations in both RC.No.01/2023/NIA/CHE (TN ISIS Radicalisation and Recruitment Case) and RC.No. 01/2022/NIA/CHE (Coimbatore car bomb blast case), are continuing,” added the agency. (ANI)

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MK Stalin

I Have Returned With Substantial Invests: Stalin On Spain Visit

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has returned to Chennai after a visit to Spain on Wednesday. Senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader, Durai Murugan and Member of Parliament (MP), TR Baalu, welcomed the Chief Minister at the airport.

In a tweet on Tuesday night, Stalin expressed gratitude, saying, “Heading back to Tamil Nadu, I extend my heartfelt thanks to @IndiaInSpain for their coordination, Spain, its wonderful people, and our Tamil community for a treasure trove of memories!”

Speaking to the media upon his return, MK Stalin highlighted the success of his trip, stating, “I have returned with substantial investments for Tamil Nadu. During my visit to Spain on January 27th, I participated in an investor meeting and engaged with Invest Spain delegates. I conveyed the favorable investment climate in Tamil Nadu and urged them to invest in the state.”

Stalin emphasized the significance of Spain’s role in Tamil Nadu’s growth.

“Spain voyage was important for Tamil Nadu’s growth. The Parliament election is nearing so after that, only I’ll go on the next tour for investment,” MK Stalin said.

When asked about watching parliamentary proceedings, Stalin replied, “Yes, I watched and laughed. It seems as though the BJP is in opposition and the Congress is ruling.”

On the Prime Minister’s claim of winning 400 seats, Stalin remarked, “Will they only win that much? There are 534 constituencies, and I’m not surprised the PM aims for a clean sweep.”

Regarding actor Vijay starting a new political party, Stalin expressed support, saying, “I’ll be happy for anyone who comes forward to serve the people.”

Earlier in the week, Stalin concluded successful talks with top executives from Spain’s industrial giants, including Gestamp, Talgo, and Edibon.

“Wrapped up exhilarating talks with top executives from Spain’s industrial giants – #Gestamp, #Talgo, and #Edibon. Convinced them of the boundless opportunities in Tamil Nadu, India’s manufacturing powerhouse. Thrilled to seal the deal with Edibon, securing a massive investment of Rs. 540 crores! Also had a fruitful discussion with #Mabtree, a company engaged in R&D in immunotherapies. A fitting finale to the successful visit to Spain, “MK Stalin in a tweet.

“With such fruitful results, I will be departing from Spain and longing to see you all after quite a few days, which feel like eternity to me. Similarly, I am grateful to the Tamil community in Spain for the warm welcome and hospitality they have shown me,” he added. (ANI)

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People Shower Petals At Modi's Rameswaram Roadshow Cavalcade

People Shower Petals At Modi’s Rameswaram Roadshow Cavalcade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and was welcomed by people with showering of petals.

He reached Rameswaram to perform darshan and pooja in Sri Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple.

Thousands of residents and BJP workers were present on both sides of the road to welcome the Prime Minister. Some of them were also carrying BJP flags. PM Modi waved back to people reciprocating their gesture.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister participated in a programme at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister also listened to various scholars reciting verses from the Kamba Ramayanam in this temple.

Prime Minister Modi is observing an 11-day Anushthan ahead of ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22.

PM Modi sought blessings from an elephant named ‘Andal’ in the temple premises.

Located in Srirangam, Trichy, the temple is one of the most ancient temple complexes in the country and finds mention in various ancient texts including the Puranas and the Sangam era texts. It is famous for its architectural grandeur and its numerous iconic gopurams. The main deity worshipped here is Sri Ranganatha Swamy, a reclining form of Bhagwaan Vishnu. Vaishnava scriptures mention the connection between the idol worshipped in this temple and Ayodhya.

It is believed that the image of Vishnu which used to be worshipped by Sri Rama and his ancestors was given by him to Vibhishana to take it to Lanka and on the way, this idol was fixed in Srirangam.

Sri Ramanujacharya, the great philosopher and saint, is also deeply associated with this temple’s history. There are various important places in this temple – the famous Kamba Ramayanam was first presented publicly by the Tamil poet Kamban in a particular place in this complex.

Prime Minister Modi has, over the last few days, visited several temples in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala ahead of the Pran Pratishtha at Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22. (ANI)

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Modi, TN Governor Plant 'Rudraksha' Saplings On Raj Bhavan Premises

Modi, TN Governor Plant ‘Rudraksha’ Saplings On Raj Bhavan Premises

On a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted saplings of Rudraksha along with Governor RN Ravi on the premises of Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Saturday.

“Hon’ble Prime Minister Thiru Narendra Modi planted saplings of holy #Rudraksha in the premises of Raj Bhavan, Chennai, today,” read a post on the official X handle of Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu, on Saturday.

Prime Minister Modi, who is currently observing an 11-day Anushthan till the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22, arrived in Tiruchirappalli on Saturday.

On his arrival to the city, Prime Minister Modi was accorded a warm reception by a big crowd as his cavalcade made its way out of the airport.

Acknowledging the cheering locals who chanted his name, PM Modi smiled and waved at them from his vehicle.

He also offered prayers at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tiruchirappalli.

Also, during his visit, PM Modi sought blessings from an elephant named ‘Andal’ in the temple premises.

The jumbo was also pictured playing a mouth organ as PM Modi watched in amazement.

Located in Srirangam, Trichy, the temple ranks among the most ancient shrines in the country and finds a mention in various ancient texts, including the Puranas and the Sangam-era scriptures.

It is famous for its architectural grandeur and numerous iconic gopurams. The main deity worshipped here is Sri Ranganatha Swamy, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled for a darshan at the Kothandaramaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi on Sunday and will also perform a puja at the shrine. He will also visit Arichal Munai, which is said to be the place from where the ‘Ram Setu’ was built.

Continuing his routine over the last several days of visiting several temples and attending to the chanting of verses from the epic ‘Ramayana’ in various languages–Marathi, Malayalam and Telugu, PM Modi is scheduled to attend ‘Shri Ramayana Paryana’ at the Sri Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple on Sunday.

During the programme, eight different traditional Mandalis will recite the Sanskrit, Awadhi, Kashmiri, Gurumukhi, Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, and Gujarati Ramkathas (recounting the episode of Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya).

Prime Minister Modi has, over the last few days, visited several temples in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala ahead of the grand January 22 opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. (ANI)

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