"The Prime Minister made a brief stopover in Chennai this afternoon on the way to Sriharikota. He was received by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. He later had a courtesy meeting with Jayalalithaa, before leaving for Sriharikota," a PMO release said.

He later met Chandrababu Naidu in Nellore district.

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) said in a release that Naidu met Modi and discussed various issues concerning (new) Andhra Pradesh.

Naidu has been seeking special status for residuary AP post bifurcation and implementation of other promises made in the state reorganisation act.
    
Earlier, the Prime Minister's special aircraft landed after a delay of 40 minutes following bad weather, airport sources said.
    
Later, Modi left for the spaceport of Sriharikota where he is set to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C23 carrying five foreign satellites on Monday.
    
PSLV C23 is scheduled to lift off at 9.52 am on Monday with 714 kg weighing French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7, 14 kg AISAT of Germany, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) & NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) of Canada each weighing 15 kg and the 7 kg VELOX-1 of Singapore.

(Agencies)        

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