In Chennai, the political class is speculating that Jayalalithaa, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu may host senior BJP leader L. K. Advani and the chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi in this year’s pongal.
Jayalalithaa is a well known admirer of the Gujarat chief minister. Few years ago, Jayalalithaa hosted Modi when he was in Chennai for this event. Both these leaders invited each other during their swearing-in ceremony. According to the critics, Jayalalithaa’s party will be playing a big role in the next general elections in 2014.
On Saturday, both the leaders will be in the capital of Tamil Nadu to take part in the Thuglak’s (a tamil magazine) forty third anniversary celebration. In recent years, Narendra Modi is taking part this annual event regularly. At present, this event is held in a hall, instead of Marina seafront, because of its gradually decreasing readership.
According to the sources, both Advani and Modi will be meeting Rajinikanth and later they will pay homage to Sukumaran Nambiar.