Tamil is expected to be the official language of the High Court in Madras and Union government offices in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the stadium. Chennai Jawaharlal Nehru. Hailing Prime Minister Modi, who had come to lay the foundation stones for 11 projects worth Rs 31,500 crore in the city, Stalin also demanded Tamil Nadu’s exemption from NEET, release of pending GST duties and the recovery of the island of Katchatheevu in Sri Lanka. He urged the Prime Minister to consider the applications as soon as possible.

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Inaugurating several completed projects and laying the foundation stone for new infrastructure projects worth Rs 31,500 crore here on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed his government’s priorities and initiatives, including those aimed at promoting the Tamil language and culture. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in his address at the same event highlighted the state’s contribution to the national economy to raise a number of long-standing demands such as payment of GST dues by the Center.

On his first visit to Chennai after the DMK government took office last year, the Prime Minister said, “It’s always wonderful to be back in Tamil Nadu. This land is special. The people, culture and language of this state are exceptional.

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