23 October, 2020

From Dhoti-Shirt To A Three-Piece Suit, Palaniswami's Foreign Tour Buoys AIADMK's Style Quotient

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami's 13-day tour of UK, US and UAE is being seen as a signature of the man's increasing confidence as a leader ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections

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EPS in London during the 13-day, three-nation tour
From Dhoti-Shirt To A Three-Piece Suit, Palaniswami's Foreign Tour Buoys AIADMK's Style Quotient
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2019-09-20T16:10:22+05:30

For a state used to seeing its ministers in white dhotis and shirts, the sight of Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami and his cabinet colleagues in suits and boots during a recent foreign tour provoked curiosity and mirth. EPS and his ministers were seen at official meetings in London and some US cities in three-piece suits. They actually carried themselves rather well, making a solid sartorial impression on the TN public.

While meme makers had a roaring time at the incongruous blue sneakers EPS was seen wearing at Buffalo, NY, while visiting a dairy farm and the Niagara Falls, and the way he struggled to pronounce San Francisco, his party workers hailed his trip as an unrivalled success. They flaunted the MoUs EPS signed with 41 business entities for inv­estments worth Rs 8,300 crore as ano­ther feather in his cap, adding to his image as a silent but performing CM.

“EPS is the eighth wonder of the world and has brought fame to Tamil Nadu,” gushed IT minister R.B. Udayakumar. And when the CM returned home after visiting the UK, the US and UAE...

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