Chennai News Live: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin for creating high-speed rail corridor connecting cities, states – The Indian Express

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Stalin was addressing the 30th Southern Zonal Council meeting in Thiruvananthapuram (Twitter/@mkstalin)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday urged the Centre to create a high-speed rail corridor connecting specific locations within Tamil Nadu and to neighbouring states as well.

AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) on Friday described the Madras High Court’s ruling, which has in effect endorsed his election in July as party’s interim chief, as ‘historic.’ Rival leader O Panneerselvam said the High Court verdict would be challenged in the Supreme Court. As the court delivered its judgment, AIADMK workers burst crackers, distributed sweets and thronged Palaniswami’s residence to greet him.

In a separate development, Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai lambasted the DMK government on Friday after a minister pointed to the large-scale drug movement through a Gujarat seaport to criticise the central government. “K Ponmudy has once again brought to light the incompetence of this DMK government”, the BJP leader said a day after the higher education minister blamed the Union government for the large-scale movement of drugs, and said India’s seaports—especially the Mundra port in BJP-ruled Gujarat and those in Andhra Pradesh—had become hubs for drugs smuggled from Afghanistan and Iran. Ponmudy also said drug smuggling had increased rapidly after the seaports were privatised.

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