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Chen­nai: The Cen­tre does not interfere in the af­fairs of any state, Union min­is­ter Ravi Shankar Prasad said. After pay­ing homage at the me­mo­rial of for­mer chief min­is­ter J. Jay­alalithaa here, he said, “The Cen­tral gov­ern­ment does not at all interfere in any state. I hope you need to un­der­stand that BJP is al­ready rul­ing in over 70 per cent of In­dia.” The Union law min­is­ter said, “We (the BJP) got 13 chief min­is­ters, four deputy chief min­is­ters, and ev­ery­where we have won, we have the sup­port and the bless­ings of the peo­ple of that state.” “Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modiji is tak­ing In­dia for­ward. He wants and I also want Tamil Nadu to rise and progress,” Mr Prasad said. On pay­ing homage at the me­mo­rial, he said, “It was a great per­sonal sat­is­fac­tion for me.” “The only thing I would like to ob­serve to­day is that Tamil Nadu must pros­per. It must con­tinue to de­velop. That will be the most im­por­tant con­do­lence and in a way jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for her (Jay­alalithaa) and for the work she has done for a great state,” he said. Ear­lier, par­tic­i­pat­ing in a func­tion, Mr Prasad re­called an in­ter­ac­tion with Jay­alalithaa and said how she had re­gret­ted on not be­ing a lawyer.

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