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Jun 10, 2013 at 10:53am IST

Jayalalithaa greets 'good friend' Modi on his elevation as BJP mascot

Chennai:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said she is happy for 'good friend' Narendra Modi, who has been made the chairman of the BJP's Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 polls. However, Jayalalithaa declined to comment on the development, insisting it was that party's internal matter.

"Politically I do not think it would be proper for me to make a comment on what has happened in another party, but at a personal level, Modi is a very good friend of mine, I have high regard for him as an able administrator. My good wishes are always with him whether he wins election in Gujarat or achieves an elevation in his own party. I'm happy for him," she told reporters in Chennai.

The Chief Minister was proceeding to New Delhi to meet Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss about the state's annual plan for 2013-14.

Modi was among a set of select leaders who had attended Jayalalithaa's swearing-in as chief minister in 2011 and the AIADMK supremo had returned the favour by attending his swearing-in ceremony last year after he won his third term.

With Additional Inputs From PTI