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The News Minute| May 27, 2014 | 9:14 PM IST He might have skipped the swearing in ceremony of the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, but he would still be demanding his fair share of attention from the PM. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is supposed to meet Modi on June 2 and is expecting a favourable response from the prime minister's office for the appointment he sought. Oommen Chandy skipped the swearing in ceremony of Modi as he had to be present at the wedding of his elder daughter Maria Oommen. But he will soon submit a detailed report on the projects, which require Centreā€™s help and clearances, to the Prime Minister. The major concern still are the recommendations of Gadgil and Kasturirangan committees, which would affect the farmers in the hilly districts of the state. The state is keen to know how the Centre would pursue the matter. The second major project which will be fielded will be the Aranmula airport. The project was opposed by the state unit of the BJP for some time now. Bizhinjam harbor, financial packages for FACT and also for the mono rail project are in Chandy's list. Aside from all that, the loss sue to rain fury especially in agriculture would be kept before the new PM, reports suggest.

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