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EPS will get to meet PM Narendra Modi, only in a group

CHENNAI: Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday will not have a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss constitution of the Cauvery Management Board. Instead, he will attend a brainstorming session convened by Modi with chief ministers to discuss the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Palaniswami, however, is scheduled to meet senior advocates at Tamil Nadu House on Wednesday, a day before the Cauvery hearing is taken up by the Supreme Court. “That is the only scheduled programme other than PM meet in New Delhi,” said a source. The advocates meeting is to ensure that they put up a good defence to establish the state’s rights and the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board, said the source.
Counsel for the Centre had, on Friday, sought two more weeks for submission of the scheme. “We hear that the Centre may also submit its draft scheme in a sealed cover before the court on Thursday and request that it be opened after the Karnataka election,” said a senior official.

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