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COVID-19 | Amit Shah lauds Tamil Nadu government's response to COVID-19 pandemic

Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Chennai, highlighted several projects undertaken by the Narendra Modi-led government

Home Minister Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on November 21 congratulated the Tamil Nadu government for its handling for COVID-19 pandemic and said the state's performance has been exemplary compared to other states.

Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Chennai, highlighted several projects undertaken by the Narendra Modi-led government, Hindustan Times reported.

He said the Centre has ensured that people of Tamil Nadu receive equal benefits of these projects.


“Modi government has transferred more than Rs 4,000 crore for the benefit of Tamil Nadu’s 45 lakh farmers,” Hindustan Times quoted Shah as saying.

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He also said several women have also benefitted from Ujjwala scheme and have had money directly transferred to their accounts because of the Centre’s initiatives.

Tamil Nadu goes to polls in 2021.

Shah also sprang a surprise here when he virtually broke protocol to get out of his vehicle and walk on the busy GST Road outside the airport to greet supporters, minutes after he landed here for the two-day visit of the city. 

Shortly after his arrival in the city, Shah was greeted by  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam, senior cabinet members and BJP State President L Murugan.

As part of his two-day visit to the city, the Home Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 67,000 crore, including phase II of Chennai Metro Rail.
First Published on Nov 21, 2020 07:24 pm