Chennai News Live: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin warns police officials against abetting drug peddlers – The Indian Express

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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin (File)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday tasked police officials to take stern measures to eliminate drug menace in the state and announced several measures to take on the scourge of narcotics. No police official should abet drug peddlers, Chief Minister warned them and said he is a ‘soft CM’ only for honest officials.

Meanwhile, the Budget session of Puducherry assembly that commenced Wednesday with the customary address of Lieutenant Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan was adjourned indefinitely. Notably, the budget session usually commences after the customary address of the Lt Governor but, this time, the session was adjourned sine die as the chief minister, who holds the finance portfolio and would present the Budget, had not announced any date following a lack of clarity on whether the Centre would allocate the Budget that has been sought.

In other news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appreciated the people and government of Tamil Nadu for being “excellent” hosts for the 44th Chess Olympiad and congratulated the Indian teams for winning bronze model in their categories. “The people and government of Tamil Nadu have been excellent hosts of the 44th Chess Olympiad. I would like to appreciate them for welcoming the world and showcasing our outstanding culture and hospitality,” he tweeted.

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