Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin is all set to visit Delhi on Monday - December 5 to take part in a key meeting which will be convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As India has taken the global gavel of hosting the powerful G20 summit next year, the Union government has begun the preparations to welcome the world leaders.
As part of the preparations, the Union government has scheduled a meeting with the presidents of the political parties on December 5 in Delhi during which the centre will take the leaders through the preparations for the summit. As Stalin is leading the DMK, he will be attending the meeting when it has been reported that Tamil Nadu will be the part of the hosting club.
India is going to host G20 for the first time and the G20 summit for this year was recently held in Bali, Indonesia where the presidency to host the upcoming session was handed over to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India will be hosting the summit in September 2023 and recently, Narendra Modi unveiled the logo and theme - 'One Earth, One Family, One Future'.
During the G20 summit, the Union government has planned to hold around 200 meetings in 32 sectors at multiple locations across the country, including Tamil Nadu. Chennai will be one of the host cities. With the view of discussing the preparations with the political parties, the Indian government has scheduled for a meeting on December 5, which will be convened by the Prime Minister.
To take part in the meeting, MK Stalin will leave for Delhi during the morning hours of Monday and will return to Chennai later that day. A state government official has said that MK Stalin won't be having a tete-a-tete meeting with the Prime Minister during his visit. The reports say that the Union government have been carrying out periodic talks with the Tamil Nadu government for the last few months to discuss about the locations of the meetings.
Tamil Nadu has an experience of hosting such international events before, which took the state to a global attention. In 2019, Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Earlier this year, Chennai had successfully hosted the 44th Chess Olympiad that was participated by thousands of chessers from across the world.