PM Narendra Modi to visit Tamil Nadu on Oct 30: What's the agenda?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Tamil Nadu on October 30 and it will be his first visit to the state in three months as he attended and inaugurated the Chess Olympiad event that was held in Chennai this July. As per his agenda, the Prime Minister will be taking part in the Devar Jayanti in the Ramanathapuram district. 

According to our sources, the Union government officials have asked the Tamil Nadu government to initiate arrangements and security operations for the Prime Minister's visit. The Devar Jayanti is celebrated from October 28 to 30 every year and several leaders will pay a visit to Devar's memorial in Pasumpon near Kamuthi in the Ramanathapuram district. 

As the event is going to be held with typical celebrations after a hiatus owing to the Covid restrictions, the state government has been beefing up the security to ensure that the event won't attract any untoward incidents. Several leaders including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin will be visiting the memorial and paying their respects to Devar during his Jayanti. 

The Ramanathapuram district administration is carrying out arrangements to host leaders and thousands of people from across the state. For the first time in years, the Devar Jayanti will see the visit of the Indian Prime Minister. It has been reported that Narendra Modi will visit Tamil Nadu on October 30 and take part in the event in Ramanathapuram. 

The Prime Minister is also expected to participate in Gurupuja during the Jayanti and several BJP cadres will also attend the event alongside Narendra Modi. Besides taking part in Devar Jayanti, sources say Modi will also be attending the BJP meeting in Chennai. Last year, Modi remembered Muthuramalinga Devar through a social media post during his Jayanti. 

It is pertinent to note that earlier this month, Narendra Modi's elder brother Pankaj Modi had visited Ramanathapuram and paid his respects to Devar in his memorial. He met the party cadres on October 5 and went to the Devar memorial where he paid floral tribute to the leader.