CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Banwarilal Purohit and a host of other dignitaries greeted Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on his birthday on Sunday even as the CM was busy campaigning in Madurai and Thoothukudi districts for the party candidates in Tiruparakundram and Ottapidaram, two places of four where bye-polls are to be held for the Tamil Nadu Assembly on May 19.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit extended his birthday greetings to the Chief Minister who turned 65 on Sunday.
Mr Purohit sent a bouquet and a message to Mr. Palaniswami on the occasion.
The Governor in his message said, “Please accept my heartiest greetings and best wishes on the happy occasion of your birthday. May God the Almighty bless you with happiness, good health and many more years of dedicated service to the nation.”
Responding to the Governor’s greetings, the CM extended his gratitude saying, “I thank you for the kind greetings and flowers sent by you on the occasion of my birthday.”
Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan greeted the chief minister on the occasion. BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan took to twitter to extend her greetings. She wrote: “Having started his life as a simple party cadre, today Palaniswami, following the footsteps of former Chef Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been initiating a lot of schemes for the welfare of common man.”
Earlier, Mr. Modi greeted the Chief Minister, who is on a hectic campaign in Madurai and Thoothukudi districts campaigning for the party candidates in Tiruparakundram and Ottapidaram by-election, over phone. He wished the CM a long and healthy life.
Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam, State Ministers, TMC chief G K Vasan and leaders of various political parties also wished Mr. Palaniswami on the occasion....