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Chennai Central railway station to be renamed after MGR: Modi

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The Chennai Central Railway Station will be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an NDA political rally in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Tamil Nadu to officially launch the National Democratic Alliance’s poll campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking at a rally at Kilambakkam, in Kanchipuram district, PM Modi announced that the Chennai Central Railway Station would be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran.

It is unclear however whether this change of name can be done with General Elections about to be announced any day now.

The announcement was made in the presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, BJP state chief Tamilisai Soundararajan and Union Minister of State Pon Radhakrishnan.

This is the fourth visit of the PM to Tamil Nadu in less than 40 days.

On this visit, the Prime Minister launched several schemes, and unveiled projects in roadways, railways, and energy sector worth Rs 5010 crore.

Following the government event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the National Democratic Alliance’s poll campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the same stage.

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and the BJP formalised their “mega alliance” for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections on February 19.

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