Prasad received a rousing reception at Chennai airport from party cadres on his maiden visit to the city after becoming minister for law and justice. Union minister of state for heavy industries Pon Radhakrishnan, state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, national secretary H Raja and state party vice-president M Chakravarty were among those who welcomed him.
The minister, who also holds the communications and IT portfolio, arrived in Chennai for launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, which is being launched across the country on Thursday, is a financial inclusion plan for proving housing to all with facility of basic bank accounts with debit cards linked to accident insurance.
Talking to reporters, Prasad said he had invited the chief minister for the launch function. He said the chief minister had called on him during his visit to Delhi and he had reciprocated.
Prasad said there was a discussion on some development projects specific to Tamil Nadu as well as wireless connectivity for select panchayats planned in various states.
He would address party cadres this evening.
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