Jayalalithaa meets Governor

CHENNAI, JULY 6. The Tamil Nadu Governor, Dr. C. Rangarajan, today called the Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa, for a discussion on the recent developments in the State. According to official sources, the Governor reviewed the status on the implementation of the orders received from the Centre a couple of days ago.

Since there was no communication from either the Raj Bhavan or the Government, it is not clear what issues actually figured in the half-hour discussions at the Raj Bhavan this morning. The Centre is apparently asking for a compliance report from the State.

The Chief Minister earlier met the Chief Secretary, Mr. P. Shankar, and the Director-General of Police, Mr. A. Ravindranath.

The sources said that most of the issues raised in the Centre's communication had been dealt with by the Government. Two of the sticking points related to initiation of action against the police officers involved in the `arrest drama', and revoking the order of the City Police Commissioner on a private television channel.

Ms. Jayalalithaa had called on the Governor on Tuesday before he took over additional charge of Tamil Nadu. The same day, Dr. Rangarajan called for the Chief Secretary to get a full account of the developments.